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Red lump on the right side of the index finger due to folliculitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have developed a round,red,lump on the rt.side of the index finger immediatly above the is semi hard and is uncomfortable when I push on it.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Since when is the lump there ?
User :   a few weeks
Doctor :   is the leasion painful ?
User :   only if I push on it
Doctor :   ok, Is it filled with any kind of fluid /pus ?
User :   I see nothing through the discloloration..nothing white like pus
Doctor :   Did you have fever in the begning of it ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, are there any other similar lesions ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, it probably is a folliculitis
User :   which is what in laymens tearms
Doctor :   its the infection and inflammation of the sweat gland
Doctor :   which is very common , and the lesions go off on their own most of times
User :   how do I treat it?
Doctor :   some times need antibiotics
User :   Should it be lanced?
Doctor :   Apply oint Bactroban over the lesion twice a day
Doctor :   no , do not break it
User :   Drug store or computer?
Doctor :   You will get it in a drug store
User :   over the counter>
Doctor :   yes,
User :   thak you..I'll give it a try
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do!
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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