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Have folliculitis at the lower back near buttock. How to get rid of it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:Hello Doctor
User:Hello XXXXXXX
User:I have an injury at lower back
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:which i think is because of removal of some hair
User:I am not sure of the exact reason
User:I was not physically hurt
User:something natural
User:its hurting for last 3-4 days
User:i am not able to properly sit
User:it hurts while walking too
User:what it could be ?
User:how do i tackle it
Doctor:You mean to say there is a pain because of removal of some hair?
User:I am guessing that
User:similar thing happened to one of my friends
User:he suggested this could be the reason
User:This is infact called "Baltod" in Hindi
Doctor:Your current concern in pain in your lower back, isn't it?
Doctor:Where exactly is the pain, in the center of the spine?
Doctor:Like in the bone of the back?
User:no its a skin injury
User:towards the lower back
Doctor:What kind of skin injury?
Doctor:A skin burn, rash, abrasion?
User:Baltod is called as "Boils" in english as per google
Doctor:You have a skin boil?
User:Yes i guess so
Doctor:Is it very painful?
User:considering the symptoms
Doctor:Is it down near the buttock region?
User:while sitting and sleeping it troubles a lot
Doctor:I understand you now
Doctor:You probably have a follicultis
Doctor:You need antibiotics for this
Doctor:You could take simple drugs like Tablet. Amox for 3 days
Doctor:This is a prescription drug
Doctor:Please get it prescribed by your Primary care physician
Doctor:After you finish taking the tablet, a surgical drainage of the boil can be done
Doctor:In most situations, the boil would burst open by itself
Doctor:So, you need to take the medicine now
User:Anything else I should know?
User:I will follow your advice
Doctor:You must drink plenty of water
Doctor:Do not put more pressure on your buttock and back
Doctor:DO not sit continuously for long hours
User:Can I lay down and work on computer
Doctor:Yes, to certain extent
User:Thanks a lot doctor!
User:Appreciate your time..
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Hope I have been of help
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Take care
User:Yeah certainly!
User:Thanks again
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