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What is the treatment for serum filled pimple on stomach?

Jan 2014
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hi my mother has a serum filled pimple on the stomach and it is quite painful.any suggestions?
Posted Thu, 20 Feb 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Possibility of either Herpes Zoster OR Impetigo Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at XXXXXXX I would keep a First possibility of Herpes Zoster, which is caused by viral re-activation and a Second possibility of Impetigo, which is bacterial infection caused most commonly by staph aureus . Herpes Zoster presents as grouped discrete vesicles or blisters filled with clear fluid which usually are localised to one half of the body and are associated with pain and burning whereas Impetigo presents as a flaccid blister which contains sero-purulent fluid OR more commonly as a raw area with honey coloured crusts. I would like to gather more information from you in order to be able to help you better. --Is it a single lesion? Or is it multiple fluid filled lesions? --can you upload a picture with clarity of the affected area for me to be able to guide you better? regards take care
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Follow-up: What is the treatment for serum filled pimple on stomach? 7 minutes later
single lesion near the stomach. anything to relieve the pain?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 9 minutes later
Brief Answer: Impetigo Detailed Answer: Hi. Seems to be a case of Impetigo. It is advisable to take an oral antibiotic for a week(Penicillin group e.g Amoxicillin in combination with clavulanic acid, 625 mg thrice daily for 7 days) along with topical application of an OTC antibacterial e.g 2% mupirocin twice daily. An OTC pain killer like ibuprofen twice daily will help her with the pain associated with it. take care regards
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