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Acne breakout on forehead - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I popped a bad pimple on my forehead last week. It scabbed and then puss formed under the scab. I picked the scab of and cleaned the puss out then covered it with neosporin and a bandaid and now it is surrounded by an itchy rash! What is going on?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It is a super added bacterial infection, which is the usual complication of an acne.
Doctor :   Have you used an antibiotic cream ?
Doctor :   Like clindamycin ?
User :   no
User :   all i have tried so far is a tripple antibiotic
User :   cortizone
User :   and I have another one, but im not sure what it is called
User :   be right back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it is called fluocinonide
Doctor :   Ok, It can be a flucanozole for fungal infection.
User :   the triple antibiotic is bacitracin.neomycin sulfate,polymyxin B sulfate
User :   and the other is hydrocortisone 1% cream
Doctor :   Ok, That is wonderful, it works well.
User :   will any of these help?
Doctor :   How many days have you used it for ?
User :   i used the tripple for one day right before the rash appeared, i used the hydro once today
User :   i have not used the antifungal
Doctor :   Ok, Please follow the followng treatment ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Canestan HC once daily in the morning after a wash with Neutrogena
User :   HC= the hydrocortisone cream I have?
Doctor :   2.Please use Clindamycin Cream once daily in the evening.
User :   Where can I find clindamycin cream?
Doctor :   3. Before you sleep apply Kamillosan cream after a wash with neutrogena wash again.
Doctor :   All the three are OTC Medication.
User :   ok
User :   so i can pick them all up at walgreens? no RX needed?
Doctor :   Yes exactly.
User :   and how long should it take to go away?
Doctor :   Do not use only HC cream , please use Canestan HC.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It will take at least 1 week.
Doctor :   And also give it a warm water sponging in the evening before kamillosan.
User :   ok. and how can I avoid having this happen in the future? I have had acne for 10 years and this has NEVER happened before.
Doctor :   Ok, Please get a regular hygeine tabulation for face , wash regularly with something like neutrogena.
User :   yeah, I wash twice daily with baby wash due to ultra sensitive skin
User :   I appreciate your help. I will go pick this stuff up in the morning.
Doctor :   2.see that you dont expose in the dust.
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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