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Treatment for ingrown hair infection on nutsack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a small bump on my nutsack. i asked a doctor about that here about 4 days ago and she said it was probably an ingrown hair after sending a picture. She said get anit-biotics for focolitis or something like that. I got some and it's still there also i noticed it smells weird with that there. is there a way to take care of this.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   sure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes, I could see your previous chat history
User :   oh ok cool
User :   well i wanted a 2nd opion after getting strong anti biotics and when i sweat all day it just smells funny now
Doctor :   So, did you report to a Dermatologist?
User :   no i had a nurse give me antibiotics and i am not sure what she gave me
User :   but they were really strong
Doctor :   Ok
User :   500 mg
Doctor :   Can you tell the name
User :   no
Doctor :   was it like ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, etc
User :   something like that
User :   i assumed it would have taken care of the issue
User :   but i still have it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is a nurse allowed to prescribe in your nation?
User :   i have no idea
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i think they can
Doctor :   I would insist you to consult a Dermatologist
Doctor :   and get it examined
User :   a dermatologist
User :   man i really don't have the time or the money for that
Doctor :   like there are both gram negative, gram positive bacteria which can cause such infections
Doctor :   and it shall initially be treated conservatively
User :   can i maybe cut it open and put neosporen on it
User :   bandage it up
Doctor :   with the help of antibiotics
Doctor :   if that does not heal up with antibiotics
Doctor :   then the small incision part shall be done
Doctor :   in a sterile condition
Doctor :   by a General surgeon or a Dermatologist
User :   i can do all that myself
User :   if i had the money for a doctor i would pay for this site
Doctor :   even electric cauterization if it is feasible
User :   but is it a good idea to cut myself open here
Doctor :   No, it would lead to infection and other complications
Doctor :   and is never advisable
User :   ok so i need to see a dermotologist for an infection
User :   thats not fun
Doctor :   Yes, you need to see him
User :   do you agree with the last doctor
User :   about what it is
Doctor :   Yes, I did go through the chat history
Doctor :   and see the pic as well
User :   because i didn't see anything similiar on the internet
Doctor :   which is in the doctor's panel mail id
Doctor :   I do go with Dr
User :   who is dr
Doctor :   the one with whom you chatted previously
User :   i think i talked to a girl but if you agree on what it is
User :   then i should see a dermotologist or something
Doctor :   XXXXXXXX ::: i have a sore on my nutsack
Doctor ::: Hi AAAAAAA ::: hello
Doctor ::: I am Dr.xxxxx her
User ::: i am XXXXXXXX xxxxxx
User ::: well right to the problem i guess. I noticed on bump on my nutsack about 2 weeks ago
Doctor ::: Ok
User ::: and it's sore half the time
User ::: if you can web cam i could show you
User :   it's just i looked up what she said and i didn't see anything similiar about that
Doctor :   You can see I have pasted the previous chat
Doctor :   initial lines
Doctor :   it is Dr.Bharath with whom you chatted
User :   right
User :   ok so what do you think i have
User :   focolitus right
Doctor :   Yes, the likely possibility is that
User :   hmm
User :   ok i just didn't see anything that was similiar when looking on the net so i wanted a 2nd opionion
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this a rare thing
User :   where i have it
Doctor :   No, it is not
Doctor :   I am a General practitioner
Doctor :   if you want further clarification
Doctor :   you can consult our Dermatologist
Doctor :   Are you aware of that service?
User :   yes i think i will have to to get the meds
User :   i have no idea where to go
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for a dermotologest
User :   i guess i can find one on the internet
Doctor :   Like you can consult our dermatologist over mail or phone
Doctor :   but again prescription shall not be given
Doctor :   that is for sure
User :   can you ask your dermotologest to look at it maybe
Doctor :   He can give you the possible diagnosis and suggest the availabe treatments
User :   or send me a transcript of our conversation to my email at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Sure, I shall do that
User :   i would love for that person to take a look
User :   thank you
User :   so what can i do in the mean time
Doctor :   You can also get your chat transcript in your chat history
User :   put a bandage on it with neosporen
Doctor :   You can apply neosporin
Doctor :   but no need of any bandage
User :   because now there is a red bump on it
User :   where i guess the skin is cut
User :   but the smell worried me i wasn't expecting that after i took the anti biotics
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Nothing to be alarmed with it
Doctor :   when the skin gets opened
Doctor :   and the infective material comes out
Doctor :   you do observe such smell
User :   thats a relieft
Doctor :   so, coming to the chat transcript
Doctor :   what you asked
Doctor :   should I send it or will you get it in your chat history
User :   i keep forgeting the name of what i have
User :   i don't have a chat history
User :   when my time is up with you the page gets blocked out
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   after this chat
User :   so i didn't get to see what was said last time either
Doctor :   login again
User :   login
Doctor :   go to your accounts and settings
Doctor :   and there the chat history shall be available
User :   oh i didn't know that
User :   i didn't know this was saved anywhere
User :   i wish i knew that before
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   This is the link
User :   ok so neosporen and it should be good in a few days
Doctor :   You can copy it and save it somewhere
Doctor :   Yes, that is enough for now
User :   cool i guess thats all i need
Doctor :   how many antibiotics have you been presribed?
User :   i got like 8
User :   2 a day
Doctor :   2 times per day
User :   i am done with them now
User :   every 12 hours
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so 2x a day
Doctor :   Right
User :   but i thought it would be cleared up
User :   on the other hand most my other acne is gone
User :   so idk
User :   ok i guess thats all i have to ask
Doctor :   ok
User :   ttyl
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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