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Painful boil due to infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
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You can proceed with your query
User :   i have got a pimple kind of thing on back oy neck
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   its paining a lot
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Since when are you having this?
User :   last 2 days
Doctor :   Ok

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May I know your age?
User :   it was fine but from last night its paining
User :   30
Doctor :   Right

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So does the pain increase on touching it?
User :   yep
Doctor :   Fine
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So it is an inflammatory reaction
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due to an injury, infection or both
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Do you remember any injury to the site?
User :   no
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Do you have fever?
User :   i think i got it from a frined of mine who had the similar infection
User :   no fever no pains anywhere else
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Could you explain that of your friend?
User :   he had this kind infection at back of his neck and had complinats like mine
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Ok
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But how do you think it has been transmitted?
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Is it an open wound or of intact skin?
User :   intact skin still
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Ok
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Thats good
Doctor :   The pain and swelling is due to collection of fluid
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Do not handle it much
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Tho you can apply a bit of heat on it
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so that the fluid is pushed into the circulation
User :   ok
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You can take a medication which has paracetamol and ibuprofen
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like Imol
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You can take it upto 3 times daily
User :   or NICIP would do
Doctor :   yes
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even that is fine
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But it differs from person to person
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If you are getting relieved with Nicip then you can continue with that twice daily for next 3 days
User :   ok
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Meanwhile if you get fever or the pain does not subside then you will need an examination in person
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But that is only as a second-line
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Now you can continue with either Nicip or Imol
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but not both
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Is that clear?
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?

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