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Suggest Remedies For Red Bumps On The Hip Area

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: My child has raised red bumps that look like craters in her pelvis/hip area as wel as some scattered and isolated on her body? What could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Impetigo

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist). I have noted your concern.
I have viewed the image. Seems like bacterial impetigo. I can make out crusted lesions, which is perhaps dried discharge on a background of erythema. Impetigo is commonly staphylococcus in origin though streptococci may also cause impetigo.
I suggest an oral antibiotic e.g Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid combination(a penicillin) Or Cefadroxil (a Cephalosporin) Or Cephalexin (also a Cephalosporin) for week.
Topically you may use either mupirocin or fusidic acid ointment.
These are prescription antibiotics and i suggest that you talk to your general practitioner for a prescription regarding the same.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (5 hours later)
She was prescribed penicillin but it had no change and she has currently been given a cortisone cream but it doesn’t appear to have any affect either
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Rather than plain penicillin I suggest either Cephalexin or Cefpodoxime (cephalosporins) Or a Penicillin and Clavulanic acid combination (Amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a week. Topically I suggest either mupirocin Or neosporin ointment for a week.Not cortisone.

Regards
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Suggest Remedies For Red Bumps On The Hip Area

Brief Answer: Impetigo Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist). I have noted your concern. I have viewed the image. Seems like bacterial impetigo. I can make out crusted lesions, which is perhaps dried discharge on a background of erythema. Impetigo is commonly staphylococcus in origin though streptococci may also cause impetigo. I suggest an oral antibiotic e.g Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid combination(a penicillin) Or Cefadroxil (a Cephalosporin) Or Cephalexin (also a Cephalosporin) for week. Topically you may use either mupirocin or fusidic acid ointment. These are prescription antibiotics and i suggest that you talk to your general practitioner for a prescription regarding the same. Regards