A Hard, Itchy Lump In The Ankle?

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excuse me, i want to ask near my ankles appeared a hard edged lump. My estimate, this arose because I was jogging without wearing socks, then the part that grew the lump started to itch and I kept scratching without ever seeing the swelling process. my question is what is fish eye? and also can the fish’s eye grow near the ankle? I have already been to a doctor but only given ointments, antibiotics and itch relievers. thank you, please answer yes regards!

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Hello, Dolado


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Responding to your question about the lump in the ankle, there are several possibilities that can occur, including:


1. Callus or commonly known as calluses, is a thickening of the skin that arises from repeated pressure and friction. Symptoms that can arise in calluses include a hard lumps, a rough, thick, dry and painful lump in the skin. Wearing uncomfortable shoes and not wearing socks can cause calluses on your feet.


2.Plantar warts or commonly known as fish eyes, are hard and rough lumps surrounded by inflamed skin, caused by Human Pappillomavirus infection. Although it very often appears on the soles of the feet or palms, this condition can appear on any part of the skin. The virus can enter the body through the surface of the skin that is injured or damaged. Symptoms that can arise include skin that feels hard, rough, looks black pinponts, swelling, feels pain and itching.


3. Furuncles or what is commonly known as boils, are red bumps that are painful and filled with pus. These lumps arise from a bacterial infection that triggers inflammation of the hair follicles. Symptoms that can arise include a white spot at the top of the lump, redness of the skin around the lump, a warm feeling, swelling, the lump is getting bigger, the lump is pus, and may be accompanied by fever.

Some things you can do to reduce your complaints include:


1. If the lump is a fish eye, then you can apply it with a cream or ointment containing salicylic acid which can soften and lift the hardened skin.


2. If the lump is calloused, then you can use shoe pads that are tailored to the shape of your foot. You can also apply it with a cream or ointment containing salicylic acid, which can soften and lift hardened skin.


3. If the lump feels rubbery and is thought to contain pus, then the lump can be compressed with warm water to reduce pain and push the pus to collect at the top of the lump. Routinely clean the area of ​​the boil and change the bandage as often as possible, two to three times a day. Do not force the boil to burst, as this can worsen the infection. You can apply an antibiotic cream or ointment to relieve the infection.

We recommend that you consult directly with a general practitioner or dermatologist, so that a physical examination, laboratory examination or other support can be done, and you can get the appropriate treatment.

Thus, hopefully this is useful.

dr. Vallensia Nurdiana Febriyanti.

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