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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for a lump in the thigh

Hello! My son (17) has this small lump close to his inguinal area at the inner thigh Strange as it looks like a pimple (red swollen) and hurts as he tells. I am worried as it has the form of a line like a vein/arthery and as i just checked it a moment ago we put neosporin to relief the swollen area and hopefully diminish the pain. At his inner right thigh he also is starting to have a small area like a pimple also (coincidence more or less same position as the other thigh) I think is duw to sweat or even infection because of sweat. What do you recommend? thanks a lot!
Tue, 21 Apr 2015
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Hi dear thanks for the query on HCM

It could be fungal infection or furuncle.
If it has a colored skin with raised borders around then it is fungal infection. Ask him to keep the area clean and dry and wear dry undergarments.
Adsorb powder or antifungal creams can be applied.
If it is a single red swelling need to give hot fomentation and apply neosporin cream.keep the area dry and clean

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