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Having acne under arm. Taking mahacef plus and combiflam. Pus is coming out - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Nov-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello doctor
User:good afternoon
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Proceed with your query..
User:i am having acne in my under arm
User:it is of the size of combiflam tablet
User:it is since 5 days now
User:i was having mahacef plus and combiflam twice a day
User:as per my doctor's advice
User:yesterday night pus came out of it
User:i squueezed the pus as much as possible
User:then some blood also came
User:i cleeaned it up with dettol
User:i am also applying neospirin gel on it
User:now today its size have reduced and pain is also negligible
User:what do u suggest to do now
Doctor:You seems to have had a boil which ruptured.
User:because my doctor has told me to take combliflam 3 times a day
Doctor:Now without an opportunity to examine the lesion
User:and to continue taking mahacef plus for 3 more days
Doctor:it is difficult to predict if any infective areas are left beind.
Doctor:we perform a pus culture from the samples obtained for the boil
Doctor:and based on the report antibiotic would be prescribed.
Doctor:However since it is not feasible now.
Doctor:* now
Doctor:you may continue the antibiotic prescribed by the doctor for a total duration of 5 days
Doctor:continue applying neosporin ointment on the ruptured area
Doctor:and let it heal.
User:i have already taken it for 4 days
Doctor:If you develop fresh pain or redness
Doctor:visit your local doctor for reexamination.
User:should i take it for 5 more days
Doctor:you should take the medicine for total period of 5 days.
Doctor:Since you have already taken for 4 days, continue it for one more day
Doctor:or as your doctor prescribed.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:as i told u i have already taken for 4 days till yesterday and yesterday pus came out of it
User:so how many more should i take mahacef plus
Doctor:I only meant that you should take antibiotics like mahacef
Doctor:for period not less than 5 days.
Doctor:If you have completed 5 days of antibiotic
Doctor:you may stop it unless your treating doctor has recommended take it for more time.
Doctor:As far as the current problem is concerned, you can just apply neosporin ointment and keep the area clean and dry.
Doctor:You will need re-examination if fresh pain, redness or fever develops.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:ok..and what about combliflam..he has advised to take it 3 times day..
Doctor:You may continue as per your doctor's advice
Doctor:but if there is no pain or redness
Doctor:it can be stopped after talking to the treating doctor.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no..thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now.
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