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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have some small sores on my neck that have spread over the last couple of days. I'm not touching them excessively and they don't seem to heal, only spread. The skin over them is very weak and if touched a small amount of clear liquid appears. I was bitten/stung on the neck a few days ago my some sort of flying insect in France but didn't get a good look at it. It doesn't seem like typical symptoms of an insect bite/sting but the spot I was bitten on is where these soars have developed and spread from. Any ideas/treatment?
Doctor :   Hi

Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Give me couple of minutes
User :   ok
User :   forgot to mention this is also in my left nostril. I thought it might be infatigo
Doctor :   Do you mean impetigo?
User :   yes
User :   but I thought I was mainly children that get it
Doctor :   It can be for adults also
Doctor :   It can be an insect bite as said by you
Doctor :   or a bacterial infection
User :   I just didn't think a bite would cause out breaks elsewhere on my neck
User :   I don't know if I should buy an antibiotic cream?
Doctor :   Do you hve pain and itching?

User :   it's bit painful when I touch it
User :   but no itching
Doctor :   Did you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   YOu can try with an antibiotic cream for two days
Doctor :   along with antihistamines
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes
Doctor :   You can use NEOSPORIN ointment
User :   ok
User :   is that available in the UK or France?
Doctor :   You can choose Framycetin
Doctor :   It is the generic name
Doctor :   in NEOSPORIN
User :   ok
User :   so you don't think it sounds like impetigo
User :   ?
Doctor :   Use it after wash over the area, thrice a day
Doctor :   I can say about it after seeing the picture
Doctor :   Can you send it to me to YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Do you have anyother questions
User :   no
User :   thank you
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