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Bacterial infection in the anus for a 3 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   I have a 3 yr old daughter and her anus is really red and sore
User :   I believe it is strep B
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status
User :   female 3yrs old
Doctor :   Since when she has this problem
User :   couple of days
Doctor :   Any fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any medications taken
User :   no
Doctor :   It is a bacterial infection to be treated with antibiotics
User :   I have a prescription for amoxcicillin back from feb of thsyear I never got filled can I fill it and gie it to her?
Doctor :   Do she still has redness
User :   yes
Doctor :   It is better to check with a pediatrician, general surgeon for physical examination and then proceed
User :   If you were going to give her a prescripton what would you give her?
Doctor :   Try to see she won?t wet frequently
Doctor :   Maintain hygeine, dry immediately after bath
User :   what?
User :   What medicine would you prescribe?
Doctor :   Clean the area after defecations and keep it dry, so it will not recurr
Doctor :   The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since we havent physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs. Hence see the doctor for the medicine that you require.

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