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Suggest treatment for infected eczema

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Sorry, I forgot to attach picks. Infected eczema..
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints and it seems to be infected eczema.
What is the duration of the lesions?
Do you have itching, pain or any other complaints on the lesions?
What are the sites of involvement?
Have you taken any medicines for it?
Do you have diabetes or any other complaints?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 59 minutes later
these last 2 picks were the ones from bout 2 weeks ago
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Infected eczema and its management

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the newly attached pictures as well.
Your condition seems to be better than before but it is looking like an infected eczema.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take a course of oral antibiotic like tablet cephalexin 500 mg twice daily for 7 days along with short course of oral steroids like tablet prednisone 20 mg once daily for 10 days and then tapering it off.
Besides this I would recommend you to apply topical steroid and antibiotic combination like betamethasone and fusidic acid cream on the affected areas twice daily.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
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