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Fever after draining the puss in heat boil on butt. Prescribed antibiotics. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:i am having a heat boil kind of stuff on my butt for past 5 days
Doctor:Is there pus formarmation in the lesion ?
User:i went to a doctor today and he has drained the puss (red colour) and covered with a cloth so that the puss will not touch the pants
Doctor:Thats right treatment
Doctor:has he placed you on antibiotics ?
Doctor:or adviced antibiotic ointment ?
User:he has prescribed amoxicillin for 10 days
Doctor:Thats fine
User:and asked to clean the area with soap everyday and cover it back with cloth
User:but i still see the area like doom shape and hard.. is it normal? will it take some more days to become flat?
Doctor:Ok, yes
User:also the pain is there but slightly better than earlier
Doctor:the surrounding swelling and redness is due to inflammation and infection
Doctor:antibiotics will treat it but will surely take time
User:how long does it take to become normal and the pain to subside
Doctor:pain may subside in two r three days
User:now i got fever also
User:not yet taken the antibiotic
Doctor:the lesion heals by one week\
Doctor:start the antibiotic soo n
Doctor:fever is a sign of infection
Doctor:antibiotics will treat the infection and reduce fever , swelling and pain
User:he asked to come back in next 3 days for further examination
User:but i was not having fever when i have visited the doctor
Doctor:thats to recheck if there is pus again
User:is it normal to develop fever
Doctor:yes , its normal to get fever after breaking the pustule
Doctor:this is due to leak of chemicals from the lesion to the blood and cause fever
User:so antibiotic should take care of the fever as well?
User:should i avoid pressure from the affected part?
User:since it is in the butts.. it hurts while sitting
User:will the pressure worsen the situation?
Doctor:yes, try to avoid pressure over it for atleast two days
Doctor:no pressure may not worsen but can cause pain
User:the swelling is not soft.. it is hard
User:sry to bother you with too many basic questions
Doctor:it will get soft once the infection is down
User:just to make sure everything is normal
Doctor:Its ok, please clear your doubts completely
User:do you suggest anything to fasten the recovery process?
Doctor:You can take an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen with the antibiotic
Doctor:it will fasten healing
User:thanks for your time
User:have a good day.. bye
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me\
Doctor:bye for now
Doctor:take care
User:thx.. bye
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