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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Two weeks ago I shaved my pubic area. About one week ago I noticed a small red bump on my penis shaft about half inch from the base. I popped the bump and white puss came out...I treated with acne rub and moved on. Well about 2 days later it was healing but there was another white head so I popped that as there is a red sore and open crater where the head was. Under the sore the skin is somewhat raised like a dome with the red sore and crater being the top and it is sore to the touch...I have not popped it or manipulated it in any way for about 24 hours...I am applying antibiotic cream to it 3 times a you guys think I have an infected Sybaceous gland cyst? and how long until it will heal?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here
User :   Hi thanks for chating
User :   OK
Doctor :   May i know the exact site of the lesion now ?
User :   It is half inch from the base on my penis
Doctor :   Did you have fever in recent days ?
User : fever..also I have two others above my penis...those are from shaving
Doctor :   yes, you are right about the diagnosis , it can probably be Sebaceous cyst infection
Doctor :   and the ones on pubis being folliculitis
Doctor :   May i now what antibact cream you are applying ?
User :   Yes..Bictarian and I am taking SEPTRA DS
Doctor :   fine , you are on the right treatment
Doctor :   if not you can change on to BACTROBAN oint
Doctor :   for better results
User :   Great...thanks...just wanted make sure that it was not something more serious
User :   I am married...can I continue with sex with my wife
Doctor :   no , not serious , but its not advisable to handle them on your own
User :   Yes...It hurt when I popped it
Doctor :   yes, you can continue being sexually active
User :   Then aftr the puss only clear fluid cam out...but it hurt
Doctor :   removing the pus is a good idea , but has to be done under aseptic precautions by a GP to prevent spread
Doctor :   yes, if it has to be broken and the pus expressed it should be pressed till you get a clear blood
User :   So what was the clear fluid?
Doctor :   it was inflammatory fluid , kind of blood filtrate ( plasma )
User :   The sore is slightly smaller than a pea..but looks like it is healing if I do not touch it
Doctor :   that would help
User :   Good to know...yes blood would come out then it was bloody clear fluid and then just clear...thats when I finally stopped pshing
Doctor :   thats fine
User :   How long until it heals you think?
Doctor :   but next time you don't do that leave it to a clinician
Doctor :   with the antibiotics on it may take 3 to 5 days to heal
User :   You got a deal...thanks for your help and time
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   Have a great day
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