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    Suggest treatment for painful recurrent lump on the neck

Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello Doctor

I have a wound at the back of my neck that never heals. Its almost a year now . Lump formation occurs and it keeps on growing until it bursts. Betadine, T bact has no effect on it. It occured due to a sharp collar edge of a leather jacket a year ago. When it swels its really painful. Kindly help
Answered by Dr. Nishad BN 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
If you send a picture of it then it will be more helpful.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for asking HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your query. Avoid using irritants on the wound as it can be the most likely reason for not healing. Avoid Dettol or any other antiseptics and betadine.

Remove the slough in the wound if present(yellowish area). Use only saline for washing. You can buy normal saline from the pharmacy for this. After that, you can apply powdered Metronidazole tablets. Buy metronidazole tablets from medical shop powder it and apply. You can put a sterile gauze piece and tape if the wound is touching your clothing.

You can also take vitamin C and high proteinaceous food for faster healing.
Do check your blood sugar levels also.

You can upload the picture of the wound, to the reports section of this web page.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN 7 minutes later
Thanks for the reply Doctor,i am unable to load picture here on healthcaremagic website. It says internal server error. Can i send it to your email or any other way to upload it?
Answered by Dr. Nishad BN 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can send to healthcaremagic

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up.

You can send it via mail to YYYY@YYYY and mention attention Dr Nishad BN or upload in report section.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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