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My chin is swollen and red,warm to the touch and painful.

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my chin is swollen and red,warm to the touch and painful. swelling has increased in the last 8 hours and burning has increased.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 8 years ago.
Is there any history of injury ?

Any insect bite?

Any history of pimple or abscess?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no injury, not sure if its a bite i didn't feel anythink bite me. ive had pimples but nothing that looked like this. unsure if its an abcess but its does feel like there is some fluid in the lump that is over my hole chin
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for all the information..

I seems like a infected lesion only.

It is mostly an abscess and will need antibiotics for treatment.

You might need surgical incision and drainage for this.

Do not try to squeeze or take out pus, it can lead to spread of infection or cellulites.

Do not delay and visit your doctor as soon as possible.

Apply hot compresses and take tab ibuprofen for pain relief.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
should i see a DR today or just use the hot compresses and wait and see.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 8 years ago.
No you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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