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Tips for boils and its scars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hello sir
User :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I have a wound in my centre chest
Doctor :   Very Good afternoon
User :   i took treatement in XXX Hospital, XXX
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this wound?
User :   they gave me ointments and medicine
User :   more than 2 months
Doctor :   Was there any injury?
User :   yes
User :   injury by finger
User :   accidentally i rubbed my nails
Doctor :   Ok
User :   against thec hest
User :   while sleeping
Doctor :   Is it paining now?
User :   no poin
User :   no
User :   but it is yet t heal completely
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i took medicines for 7 days
User :   and applied ointment
User :   and after that i left it like that
User :   when i went to doctor...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had two boils at that place
User :   those boils developed to bigger size within 2-3 days
User :   that's why i went to doctor
User :   doctor was also surpirsed
User :   and asked me to take a sugar test
User :   i took that
User :   and it was normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems?
User :   it was around 100
User :   no other problems
User :   last time i was admitted for typhoid - some 3-5 yrs ago
User :   3.5 years
User :   i am 31 years old
Doctor :   How is the boil now?
User :   the boil got cured immediately
User :   at that time
User :   but several parts of wound too...
User :   but at centre of the chest
User :   it has not been healed
Doctor :   So now only scar is there?
User :   means, if i touch it it gives me slight pain
User :   it has not dried up
User :   there is no scar
User :   but in nearby places
User :   it had dried up
User :   and there is a scar
Doctor :   Is it filled with fluid?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have itching?
User :   no
User :   what shld I do?
User :   leave it like that.... or
Doctor :   I will give you some tips: 1)Apply aloe vera gel to it 3 to 4 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   2)Grind neem tree bark in water and apply it as a paste.
User :   ok
User :   how many times a day
Doctor :   3)Mash 2-3 fresh garlic cloves into a paste and apply locally on it.
Doctor :   Once only
User :   once a day or only once
Doctor :   4)Once a day
User :   no. of days?
User :   or till it dries up..
Doctor :   5)Use epsom salt in your bathing water to disinfect it.
Doctor :   Till it dries.
Doctor :   It may be that some infection has spread and caused it.
Doctor :   You need to regularly disinfect it.
User :   yes. it is an infection
User :   as told by the doctor earlier
User :   Ok sir, Thanks. I will do all those things for few days and get back to you.
Doctor :   After bath daily apply Tea Tree oil over the area to prevent it from spreading.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Are yo there?
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