Hello: My husband is 62. He has excama being treated
ADDITIONALLY: He found a swollen nodule in the front groin area about the size of a green pea vegetable. It was not sensitive to touch last night but was a bit sensitive this morning. I understand that infections in one area can cause swollen lymph nodes in other areas.
Seems to be slightly infected eczema
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I have gone through your query and understand your concern.
According to me his eczema seems to be slightly infected.
I would recommend him to apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin ointment and steroid cream like cortisone cream on the affected areas twice daily till the time he sees the dermatologist.
Also keep the area moisturised by frequent and regular application of a moisturizing cream containing white soft paraffin.
Avoid soaps, wear loose fitted clothes including cotton underwear, use lukewarm water for bathing and stay away from chemicals.
Last night he found a nodule in the groin area (perhaps the INGUINAL Lymph node) the size of a green pea vegetable. No noticeable sensitivity to touch last night; however, was slightly sensitive to touch this morning. Can you confirm any thoughts on this nodule? I know that nodules (lymph) often appear with infection...…..
The other topical cream that he had been placing on the purplish eczema was
NEOSPORIN Eczema essentials ...Dail moisturizing cream. by Relipid. He mentioned that this did not seem to stop any itching or burning up to last night. He does have a general itching in the groin area that has continued for several months. This also was being treated by the Eucrisa; but, did not seem to be eliminated. Does stress also add to the general itching and increase in the eczema?
…..I did receive your last note. I will print it out for details given.
….What symptoms do I need to be aware of for the slight infection besides the swelling if this might increase before March 26th appointment. I know that general fatigue and temperature increase may happen, right?
...He has been treated in the past year and half for a seemingly fungal symptom that occurred on his back. It seemed to be causing discoloring of his skin from "chocolate" to a beige. It did continue down into the "presently affected area of the eczema" but looked nothing like what I saw last night in the purplish swelling. The dermatologist had given him a cream to place on his back. He also advised to periodically go to the tanning bed to cover the discoloration. My husband does not seem to complain about the "fungus" system when the tanning bed heat is being applied to the area. ( Not sure if all that I just wrote might be connected?)
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Redness, swelling, warmth, pain, oozing point to infection
The lymph node enlargement seem to be due to infection in the pubic area.
Swelling, hardness and reddishness along with sensitivity point to some infection.
Pain, swelling, warmth in the affected area, oozing and redness are your clues to progressing infection.
Thank you for your patience and advice!