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Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore

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Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore and painful. showed up yesterday.its on my anus.
Tue, 6 Feb 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems like subcuticular infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.

The picture is quite clear and shows pustulous formation in a patch in the perianal skin - subcuticular infection thus causing soreness and pain.

There is also a skin tag that looks edematous.

I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask for further queries.
Regards



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Follow-up: Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore 16 minutes later
What can I do to get rid of it
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for following up,

Take a Sitz bath in a tub with warm water for soothing effect.
Take a stool softener or a laxative to keep stools soft for easy evacuation.
Take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen if it suits you.
Apply liquid povidone iodine locally.
For proper antibiotic, you need a valid prescription from your Doctor.
All these will help you to get a relief and possible cure.

Once the pain and swelling go away a proper per-digital examination and ano-proctoscopy should help to get any primary cause and get treated accordingly.

I hope this answer helps you.
Please give feedback and ask for relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
Regards



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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It will go away eventually, just follow the advice

Detailed Answer:
Great to know that you are already on the antibiotic.

Which antibiotic are you taking now?

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Follow-up: Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore 3 minutes later
Will it go away. I am on a antibiotic.
Follow-up: Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore 5 hours later
I'm on Cephalexin. will that cure it
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
good one. should help.

Detailed Answer:
Cephalexin is a good antibiotic, it should help. Continue for a few days, take other treatment as mentioned above.
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Follow-up: Can you tell me what this is. it's very sore 4 hours later
how long will it take to go away
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Usually a few more days if everything is favorable.

Detailed Answer:
Depends upon the circumstances, the way you take care and the way it responds to medications.
Should take a few days.
Please post a fresh photo.
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