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DrThomasMd, Internist/homeopath
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I had a tiny bump on the outer side of my index finger last

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I had a tiny bump on the outer side of my index finger last night and I popped it ..this morning it is larger like an pencil eraser size with a pusy center a a red ring around the outside of hurts to push yhe top of it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Can you attach a picture?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Thomas,
Thank you for your time..I have an I pad and I'm not sure how to attach a photo.There aren't any options on just answer messaging to attach a photo.
Maybe you can send some photos and I can let you know if they look like mine.
I'll keep working to try to figure out the photo sending also.
Thank you.
Louise Bova
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Your description sounds like a staph infection.
This can become dangerous if neglected.
Use hot compresses.
Call your doctor , go in, and get a prescription for mupiricin, which covers staph.
NOthing over the counter does.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Have a great rest of the day
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
You too
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