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Date : 17-Oct-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Hi
User:hello dr
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:dr i have skin irritation on my neck which has also got little swollen and itching a lot , i have applied soframycin and have got little relief
Doctor:Ok
User:pls suggest appropriate medicin
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising you.
User:ok
Doctor:Since when do you have this problem?
User:actually i am using raser for removing the extra hair at back of the neck and it is there from 4-5 days
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Whats the colour of the skin?
User:little brownish
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Any other symptoms other than skin irritation?
User:no other symtoms , itching a lot and i feel like rubbing the effected part due to itching
Doctor:OK
Doctor:From the description of yours, the skin irritation could be due to bacterial infection which has improved with soframycin ointment.
User:ok
Doctor:Continue applying soframycin ointment thrice a day.
User:i am already doing that
Doctor:Clean the area with warm water and dry it up completely before applying the cream
User:ok
Doctor:You might require systemic antibiotics but will wait for 3 days to see changes with the cream.
User:i request you to please suggest some medicine as am applying the cream from last three days
Doctor:I understand your concern but antibiotics are only prescription drugs and require physical examination before prescribing.
User:ok
Doctor:So, please see a local doctor for examination and prescription of the drugs.
User:ok
Doctor:Time being along with soframycin you can also apply calamine lotion.
User:thanks dr
Doctor:this will reduce your skin irritation and also has antibacterial action.
User:shall i mix the lotion with cream
User:and apply
Doctor:Do not mix.
User:apply both seprately
Doctor:First apply the cream and after two hours you can apply the calamine lotion.
User:ok fine dr
Doctor:Observe for 3 more days.
User:ok dr thanks
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
User:no dr thanks a lot for your valuable advice
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:regards
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