Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

145 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Hello, I have a small ball of infection on my

Hello, I have a small ball of infection on my fingertip, not finger pad. Almost like an infected sliver except I have no sliver of something in there. Its been two days now and it has just been growing. There is a sharp, shooting pain whenever it hits something straight on.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Report Abuse
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor,I have been suffering from itchy scrotum since a year. Back in Dec 09, I had a secondary fungal infection on the scrotum due to excessive sweat. The doctor had prescribed Flucanazole tablets and Zole-F cream. It took 3 weeks to heal. But, the infection did not seem to cure 100%. My scrotum often goes dry and white and becomes itchy and with a burning sensation. When the scrotum skin is stretched, I observed a kind of drought area like texture with small dark patches in irregular shapes. Applying coconut oil provides temporary relief. It does not itch during night times, except in one or two instances. I am not sure if it is still a fungus infection. I do not have fungus infection on foot or else where. During the mid of the day, the scrotum skin becomes dry and the skin turns pale white and it burns a bit. This kind of infection is observed only on the scrotum, and not on the penis nor on the bottom of the scrotum. I also have developed 3 small blisters on the upper left side of the scrotum, which earlier were the size of a pea and now has reduced in size, but is still there. I apply coconut oil daily morning and before going to bed and stay calm for 30 mins until the skin absorbs it, and I am doing it since a year and yet no signs of cure. I fear of approaching a skin doctor as he might prescribe steroids which may worsen the situation. Adding to it, I recently developed 3-4 white patches on the left side of the groin area which itches quite often. I started applying a Micanazole Nitrate + Fluocinolone Acetonide based cream since last 4 weeks. Please let me know if my scrotum skin infection is an indication of fungal infection. Thanks in advance,

doctor1 MD

Hello. For a while I ve had a small bump on my chest that would leak a thick cheese like substance every now and then. However, about a week ago, it has swollen into a large golf ball sized bump. It s red and somewhat soft. Do you have idea what this could be?

doctor1 MD

Hello. I have a small place on my nose (similar to a bump) but it will not go away. It has been there now for around two weeks. Initially there was a very small amount of infection, and I treated it as a white head, but it won t heal.....the infection keeps returning(very little infection) and it looks pale, or blanched. Thank you.

Loading Online Doctors....