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Painful bumps on the face. Using mupirocin. What are these?

hi, im 30 years old... about 1 week ago i got this strange pumps in my face and neck they look like pimple but there not cause i try to pop them and they hurt so much... i went to the hospital and they gave me mupirocin ointment usp.... i been using it for 4 days now but nothing change and now i have more coming out..... please help me...
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello
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Painful bumps which look like pimples over the face could be a lot of things. It could be boils, acne cysts, periporitis etc. As you are getting more new lesions and as mupirocin which is an antibiotic is not helping you it is better to show a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. You may continue mupirocin till you get an appointment and wash your face with a mild face wash twice daily like cetaphil cleanser for sensitive skin . It is better to avoid any greasy creams on your face and too much sunlight.
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Take care
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Shailja Puri 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

The bumps on the face can be pimples or acne.
When they become severe, they are filled with pus and are painful.
Mupirocin is an antibiotic ointment. It will prevent development of infection on these bumps.
If there is no change in the bumps you need to visit a dermatologist for clinical examination and appropriate treatment.

Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
FOR PIMPLES YOU HAVE TO USE OINTMENT WHICH DRIES THE SKIN
TAKE DOXI 100 MG BD FOR 10 DAYS
APPLY CLINDAMYCIN GEL MORNING AND EVENING
APPLY CALAMINE LOTION AFTERNOON AND RETINOIC ACID GEL AT NIGHT AND SWITCH OFF LIGHT AS GEL RECTS WITH LIGHT
TAKE CLERITIN 10 MG NIGHT
KEEP FACE DRY
NO OILS CREAMS USE ONTOXIC OILS SOAPS AND CREAMS
TAKE LOT OF WARM WATER TAKE DOXI 10 MG FOR 10 DAYS OTHER APPLICATIONS CONTINUE FOR LONG TILL YOUR SKIN COMES TO NORMAL TEXTURE
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