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I HAVE A SMALL AREA ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PEA OF SWOLLEN

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i HAVE A SMALL AREA ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PEA OF SWOLLEN FORESKIN WHICH LOOKS SLIGHTLY ENFLAMED,UNDERNEATH THE FORESKIN NEAR THE TOP.
mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

This can be an infected lump.

mysticdoc :

Bacterial infection is common.

mysticdoc :

An antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin can be tried after clinical evaluation.

mysticdoc :

How long you noticed this?

Customer:

about 4 weeks

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

do you see it worsening?

Customer:

slightly

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

did you have any unprotected sexual intercourse before?

Customer:

yes

mysticdoc :

new partner?

Customer:

no

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

this can be a bacterial infection as I suggested above.

mysticdoc :

You can try Bacitracin ointment twice daily available over the counter.

mysticdoc :

However, I will also suggest you to see your GP for a clinical evaluation.

Customer:

there are no breaks on the lump but it looks like ther might be fluid in it.

mysticdoc :

Ok --possible from infection.

mysticdoc :

Bacterial infection can cause fluid inside it.

Customer:

thank you!

mysticdoc :

very welcome

Customer:

should I KEEP THE FORESKIN RETRACTED?

mysticdoc :

There is no need.

mysticdoc :

Just keep the area clean.

mysticdoc :

and apply the ointment for now.

Customer:

OK

mysticdoc :

It was my pleasure to help you today.


Best wishes,


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