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Nose pierced, boils appear and burst, pain and swelling, pus is there, turned red and black in the affected area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have recently got my nose pierced and it was all ok for 15 days howver post that I had a boil and then it bursted and another boil and it also bursted
User :   The last boil again ocurred and finally got bursted on friday
Doctor :   Is this the first time you have got your nose pierced.
User :   I have pain and swelling there
User :   Now there is no boil however som amount of pus is still there
User :   what should I do .. I am taking homopathey medicines as well
User :   Yes
Doctor :   It is common to get pain and swelling with pus formation.But have you taken any antibiotics after having your nose pierced.
User :   I am travelling on 15th June and wants it to be cured by then
Doctor :   Have you taken antiseptic precautions after piercing,It would have got infected.
User :   No
Doctor :   You should have applied dettol over the area daily 3 to 4 times to prevent pus formation.
User :   I tried not to touch the area ..
Doctor :   Sometimes when the piercing is done over a particular area of nerve supply you tend to get boils.
User :   Now what should I do for a quick releif
Doctor :   take a short course of antibiotic and apply ointment soframycin.along with that take pain killers.
Doctor :   No it would not work for your problem.
Doctor :   It is better you go to a dermatologist for your antibioticcourse.
User :   can I apply lacto calamine lotion
Doctor :   The pus wont be formed after taking the medicines and ointment.
User :   then how would the pus be dried ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   I donot know any dermatologist ... can I go to ent doc
Doctor :   He will help you regarding this.
Doctor :   If you do not take the course it will continue.
Doctor :   yes.
User :   but will antibiotics it should go and not come back ... ?
User :   the area is all swelled with red blackness there
Doctor :   As i told you earlier once you complete the couse it will improve.
User :   ok ... I should not remove it ...
Doctor :   Not necessary. if it does not subside with this remove it and pierce in a slightly different area.
User :   ok ..thanks
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestion.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting with healthcare magi.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Yes ... I shall visit a ent specialist today
User :   thank u
User :   bye
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