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My husband has wart on thigh which is very painful, swollen and filled with pus. Please suggest the way forward.

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

Detailed Question:

Hello doctor, 
Good evening! 

My husband has a problem with a wart on his thigh. Few days before there were no problems with that. Now the area beneath the warts have become swollen and appear like a small lump. Also it is very much painful. 

Can you suggest a home remedy? Last two days we have applied garlic paste over it. The color of the wart has actually changed but no change in lump and pain. He can't place his legs closer because it is very much painful. It seems puss filled too. Please help. 

Category: Dermatology

Diagnosis: Cutaneous abscess

First I would explain about Cutaneous Abscess in brief. It is a localized collection of pus in the skin and may occur on any skin surface. These are caused by obstruction of oil (sebaceous) glands or sweat glands, minor breaks and punctures of the skin, or inflammation of hair follicles.

By your description, it seems more like a Cutaneous abscess than a wart. I advise you to meet a General Surgeon at the earliest for incision and drainage followed by course of antibiotics. Do not apply anything over it for now since it has increased in size and may rupture if dealt with wrongly leading to infection inside that may spread. Consult for emergency if fever or new symptoms develop.

Also, start antibiotics - Tab. Augmentin or co-amoxiclav 625 twice a day after food for 7 days.
You can also take Tab Dolo 650mg - 1 tablet after food if there is severe pain. 

Dr. Anitta Sara Thampi is a Dermatologist and Venereologist in Bangalore with over 12 years of experience. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eczema, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Atopic dermatitis, Acne, STDs and Chemical Cautery etc.

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My husband has wart on thigh which is very painful, swollen and filled with pus. I applied garlic paste but still it is very painful. Please tell what to do