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This past Monday my groin penis area was burned with apple

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This past Monday my groin penis area was burned with apple cider vinegar. I went to the Emergency room and they said dermatitis but burned. I was told keep it clean and use bacetracin. I have done so and the normal,pain subsided. Tonight I have a sharp rug burning like pain which I'm not sure is from infection but its in an area away from the main burn area. Any actions I should take?

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How far is it from the burn area?

Is there any swelling, redness?

Do you feel any tenderness, lump?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
About 2-3 inches I don't feel swelling, it's from the leg bone area to the base of the testicles just down from the groin area. No lumps.
Is the pain persisting or occasional?

Did you take any medicine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Occasional it feels like a rug burn for lack of a better term. Just an aspirin.

Thank you Aaron, for the information.

Pain in an area away from the burn can arise if there is an enlargement of lymph node from inflammation or infection.

But you are not feeling any swelling or lump or redness there.

Pulling of scar tissue can cause a burning sensation.

Otherwise this pain may not be related to the burn.

Sometimes, muscle spasm, nerve impingement can cause it.

Aspirin should help to relieve it.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How would I check the lymph node? I know the doctor at the ER did so but I don't remember how.
You can feel the area gently.

If lymph node is enlarged, it will feel like a node/ lump.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What area would I check? Left side of body
You can feel both the sides.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I don't know where they're located...
Do you feel any lump in your pain area?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm not feeling anything...
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Just a dull " rug burn" type pain
Then you need not to worry.

If a lymph node was enlarged you could feel a lump there.
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