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Suggest treatment for heat boils on forehead

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: My father (62 yr) is having 3-4 pimple on his forehead, may be due to extreme heat here in XXXXXXX Now There is acute aching due to sore pimple on the forehead. Can you suggest some ointment or medicine that can decrease the pain and dry the pimple. I have silverex ionic ointment at home , can it be used? I have attached pic.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Adapalene and clindamycin gel

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query and attached image with diligence and would be more than happy to help you sir.

The attached image does show multiple boils (appearing to be heat boils), but they do not really look infected. If you do not mind sir, could you please also follow the below instructions for your father.

- Is he a vegetarian or non-vegetarian? If at all he is a non-vegetarian, please request him to avoid red meat (mutton and beef) for a while
-Drink plenty of milk and water
-Drink and eat items that are cooling (eg. fruits, etc.)
-You could purchase an over-the-counter ointment called faceclin-A (adapalene and clindamycin). To be applied on the boils after cleaning the face with water and a mild soap

I would still be more comfortable if he would visit a doctor in person sir, as a physical examination is best in such cases. But please do try all my above listed suggestions. I hope you find my response helpful sir. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (22 hours later)
Thanks, he is pure non
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Best to avoid meat and meet a doctor sir

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again sir.

Please ask him to avoid meat for a while sir and follow my previous instructions as well.

Thank you and best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (15 minutes later)
Sorry before i could complete my question , wrongly pressed button. I want to ask u if there is any oral medication coz he is having such heat boils( 1-2) on arm also exposed to sun.
Ointment will take time, pls prescribe some oral medication for fast impact. Should he avoid XXXXXXX also? I m giving him limewater, lassi and buttermilk for cooling body temp.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Unfortunately no tablets for such a presentation

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again sir.

Unfortunately there are no tablets for such a condition unless his boils have been infected and require the oral route to treat.

As for the mangoes, yes please avoid mangoes as much as possible. They along with beef and mutton can result in such heat boils.

For now, you could follow my previous instructions and also initiate the application of the gel I previously prescribed sir. I am sure he will get better soon.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest treatment for heat boils on forehead

Brief Answer: Adapalene and clindamycin gel Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query and attached image with diligence and would be more than happy to help you sir. The attached image does show multiple boils (appearing to be heat boils), but they do not really look infected. If you do not mind sir, could you please also follow the below instructions for your father. - Is he a vegetarian or non-vegetarian? If at all he is a non-vegetarian, please request him to avoid red meat (mutton and beef) for a while -Drink plenty of milk and water -Drink and eat items that are cooling (eg. fruits, etc.) -You could purchase an over-the-counter ointment called faceclin-A (adapalene and clindamycin). To be applied on the boils after cleaning the face with water and a mild soap I would still be more comfortable if he would visit a doctor in person sir, as a physical examination is best in such cases. But please do try all my above listed suggestions. I hope you find my response helpful sir. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you. Best wishes.