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Suggest treatment for fever, painful swollen skin infection and severe redness

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Skin infection-took son to urgent care last night. Prescribed azrthimicine (?). Still has fever, pain and swelling. Redness is worst, fever down some
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Bacterial infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like bacterial infection.
Oral antibiotic azithromycin have been prescribed.
It will take at least two days for the antibiotic to show response.
There is nothing to worry.
Apply an anti bacterial cream like mupirocine twice daily after cleaning the area with warm water.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (9 hours later)
Looks worst this morning. Temp 100. Pain scale of about 6
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Wait for two days

Detailed Answer:
Don't worry
Wait for two more days if there is no response change of antibiotic might be considered.
Keep the area clean and apply ointment mupirocine.
This should help him.
Keep me updated about his condition.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Brief Answer: Bacterial infection Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph. It is looking like bacterial infection. Oral antibiotic azithromycin have been prescribed. It will take at least two days for the antibiotic to show response. There is nothing to worry. Apply an anti bacterial cream like mupirocine twice daily after cleaning the area with warm water. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.