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Pain and fever due to folliculitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
User :   good afternoon
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hey Doc
User :   i hv got a boil on my thigh
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its paining n i need an antibiotic
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed it?
Doctor :   Did you sustain an injury/
User :   2-3 days
User :   nope
User :   looks like an infection
Doctor :   How big is the boil?
Doctor :   Do you find any discharge / pus pointing from it?
User :   its pretty small....
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   yeah pus since yday
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   32
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes?
User :   nope
User :   i had executive check up done in dec
User :   no diab
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   my dad has diab
User :   sure
Doctor :   An boil with pus discharge is a sign of infection.
Doctor :   However the cause for its presence needs to be evaluated.
Doctor :   It could be a less concerning problem such as folliculitis or a more serious infection too.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use local antiseptic/antibiotic creams such as neosporin creams thrice a day over it.
User :   i hv been using soframycin
Doctor :   Continue using them.
Doctor :   if the symptoms are not down with the local creams
User :   do u recommend any antibiotic
Doctor :   then you need evaluation - pus swab test/culture test.
Doctor :   Appropriate antibiotics will be suggested based on the test.
Doctor :   hence it is ideal that you consult dermatologist for these evaluation.
User :   thanks
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical query that I can assist you with?
User :   not at all
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   byee
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