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    What causes an infected boil on the foot after a mosquito bite?

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: My daughter had I think mosquito bite turn into a blister. This is her bodies usual reaction but this blister looks infected. I have been putting neosporin on
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Neosporin has some role in selected cases.provide more details please.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Neosporin has actions in certain situations .

Kindly provide some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Blister - duration , site , size , pain , progress since appearance , any change
after neosporin ; overlying skin color , temperature change if any
2. Associated symptoms as fever or else .
3. If possible and no objection , a high resolution photograph of the blister can be
of more help to study it precisely as an attachment .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 42 minutes later
A week has gone by and increased in size. It was getting so big my daughter popped it. It had some selling but when she popped it the swelling went down. This is on top of her foot.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Infected boil. recommendations explained in details .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Now it is clearly infected boil .
* Recommendations for better recovery

- Keep the part clean very thoroughly with antiseptic liquids 3 times a day , then
apply neosporin .
- Avoid wearing high hills , trauma to the part by any way .
- Keep the leg elevated over 2 - 3 pillows when resting .
- Pain can be handled with ibuprofen or acetaminophen .
- In our clinic we recommend cephalosporin group of antibiotics for better
recovery of the wound ( you will require prescription for the same ) .
- Keep watch over the progress of the area in terms of any pus discharge ,
spreading of the wound , fever in which case has to consult your doctor .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for any further doubts .

Wishing her fine recovery from it .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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