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Infection over the pierced area of the nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
Doctor :   May i help you now?
User :   i have a nose piercing that has become infected just wondering if i can use chlorosig eye ointment i do not wish to take the piercing out and have been doing sea salt water baths for almost 4 weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any swelling there?
User :   there is a lump almost like a blind pimple
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so it is infected now
Doctor :   may i know your age?
Doctor :   are you diabetice?
User :   nothing appears to be oozing etc but yes i think its slightly infected. I am 27
Doctor :   diabetic?
User :   no not diabetic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you may apply local betadine ointment
Doctor :   than any eye ointment
Doctor :   it is an antibiotic ointment
User :   oh ok i will try have just been told that the eye ointment is ok yes its antibiotic
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   but the concentration will be less
Doctor :   as the eye is very sensitive part
User :   ok i understand
Doctor :   chlorosig contains chloramphenicol
Doctor :   antibiotic
Doctor :   so you may also try hot fomentation
Doctor :   to reduce swelling
User :   fomentation?
Doctor :   pressing on the pimple with cloth immersed in warm water
Doctor :   it reduces swelling
Doctor :   and inflammation
User :   this is what i have been doing with the sea salt using a warm compress twice a day
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   continue that
Doctor :   and use the betadine ointment too
Doctor :   watch for increasing swelling
Doctor :   as the nose area in that lower part
Doctor :   is called as the dangerous area of the face
User :   i will do and i will try the betadine. if it gets too severe i will take piercing out but i would like to keep it if i can
Doctor :   as infection there can spread to brain
Doctor :   yes you may
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   thanks for consulting..
Doctor :   wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   bye for now..
Doctor :   take care...
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