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Hi there, does this look or feel like a callous?
A bit. It's pretty hard, but not as hard as a callous.
I've had callouses from playing guitar in my youth.
ok, thanks...how long has this been there?
For about 1 month. I'm generally the type of person who doesn't seek out medical attention unless absolutely necessary (sometimes too late). My dad's a radiologist and he just kind of looked at it and said it may eventually go away.
I had a couple of scabs on my arm below which I had a dermatologist remove.
But my parents thought that the results weren't too good.
Well, by not being able to look at it limits anyone online from telling exactly what is going on...but if your thumb is oozing pus, it's definitely a sign of infection
Yes, I think it's infected--and it's not going away. I'm covered by United Health Care, so I should probably find a dermatologist in network. Thanks for your help.
Yes, I would either go to a Dermatologist or your regular Dr...it might be quicker to see your regular dr
in the meantime, you need to keep the area very very clean and continue to keep the antibiotic cream on it
Thanks for your help.