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Painful boil on nose. Medication to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hi, My daughter has a boil inside the nose and it is very painful
User:She is unable to sleep
Doctor:May I know what is your daughter's age ?
User:6 years
Doctor:Have you tried any medication now ?
User:no not yet
User:Just gave her Ibugesic plus painkiller.
Doctor:Ok, do you have any medication for pain in your home now or shall I advise which you may have to buy outside ?
Doctor:Yes, Ibugesic will help.
Doctor:DO continue the same.Give 5ml every 6 hour once.
Doctor:If the pain does not subside you can give every 5 hours once
User:ok. But any antibiotic for cure.
Doctor:Yes, since the boils are usually due to infection she may have to be placed on antibiotics
Doctor:There is no emergency need for antibiotics
Doctor:you can start the same tomorrow after getting her examined by her treating doctor.
Doctor:Til then do continue Ibugesic for pain and prevent progression of the boil
User:Will Ibugesic plus prevent the progression of the boil?
Doctor:Yes, Ibugesic reduces the inflammation and hence the progression too
User:Will you suggest any antibiotic to be taken as I will have to leave for office early.
Doctor:I am sorry , it would not be safe to advice antibiotics for a 6 year old without examining her
User:ok. Thank you doctor.
Doctor:Specific antibiotics should be chosen on the type of the boil and also her physical parameters have to be examined to formulate a suitable dosage.
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Is there anything else, I can help you with ?
User:I also had boil once and the doctor suggested me hot fomentations using dettol water. That was painful.
User:I hope thats not the treatment for her. What do you suggest.
Doctor:I would consider Ibugesic alone would suffice, do not handle the boil as it could be very painful
User:Ok Thank you very much.
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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