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What causes an infection being progressing for almost a week and resulting in new blisters and swelling now?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: what is this? been progressing for almost a week...new blisters and swelling today.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Skin and soft tissue infection. Oral and topical antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.

You seem to have bacterial skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI).
I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin 500mg, thrice daily for a week.
In addition to this you may apply a topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2% ointment, twice daily.
Hope I have answered your query.

Take care
Dr. Kakkar
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