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Medication for a sweat gland infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   good afternoon
User :   i got a boil/blister on back side just next to spinal area
Doctor :   Good afternoon, Please proceed .
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it is red in color and paining when i put my hand or finger
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more details to put up a provisional diagnosis.
User :   sure go ahead
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   37
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know since when you are having this swelling ?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Ok, And where exactly on the back - like in the lower / upper back ?
User :   lower back...were put belt that region
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it warm and reddish in colour apart from the pain or tenderness ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any fever or etc. ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Do you have any Pus coming out if it ?
User :   nope
Doctor :   And what is the consistency , hard , soft, fluid like gas bubble like ?
Doctor :   Could you let me know the size of it exactly ?
User :   size is small like a small ga bubble
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : Doctor :   1.Hot water fomentation daily twice.
Doctor :   2. Kamillosan ointment daily twice , morning and evening.
Doctor :   3. Tab. Dolo 650mg. daily thrice.
Doctor :   4. Tab.Brufen400mg. if pain becomes unbearble.
Doctor :   5. If after 3 days it doesnt subside than you have to start Antibiotic treatment or if it grows to big , might require a drainage.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   2 mins please
User :   why Dolo_
Doctor :   As it is an anti inflammatory medicine - for redness,warmth and inflammation.
Doctor :   It is an NSAID.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   oh ok
User :   and ointment for?
Doctor :   For prevention of any further infection . It is an antiseptic and topical antibiotic.
User :   is this not a heat boil?
User :   hey give me few minutee be right back
Doctor :   Rather we call it infection to a sebaceous gland or sweat gland rather than heat boil.
Doctor :   So not to worry.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Please us the prescribed medication and please get back in 3 days.
Doctor :   Lets follow up the case.
User :   what would be root cause of such things_
Doctor :   Too much of sweat or blocked sweat pores can cause this.
User :   oh ok
User :   thank you very much Dr
User :   i will follow the medication and get back to you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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