Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.
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in order to let me help you better , it will be very helpful if you could answer a few questions regarding your condition.
i would like to know:-
1. how big is the lump?
2. since how long is it present?
it's gotten bigger around an inch+ in diameter. I noticed it when I exercised maybe 4-6 months ago
will it be possible for you to post a photo here at your convenience?
that will aid me in better diagnosis of your condition.
If you cannot post a photo, please let me know.
now it is warm to the touch and the outer skin is a little red
it's hard to see since it is under the skin just a slight smooth bump
about 6 inches above my knee
warm to the touch like there maybe an infection
in that case i would recommend that you take a course of oral antibiotics
tab. amoxicillin 500 mg twice a day for a week.
what do you think it is
if it resolves with that its most likely an infection and that is the reason why is it warm to the touch.
a 7 day course of an oral antibiotic would definitely resolve the infection.
so i need to go to a doctor to get the prescription
yes, you will need to get the prescription from your GP.
nothing that you apply locally would help.
ok thank you
do you think heat or ice would help
temporarily it may help. but it may not resolve the lump.
you will get some relief from the soreness.
if its painful, you can take tylenol for it.
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