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Boil on waist, redness, growing in size, pregnant. Hot compress safe to use?

I think I have a boil/carbuncle on my waist where my belt hits. It is red, painful, but does not have a white/yellow area. Started about a week ago and has gotten bigger. I am about 11.5 weeks pregnant. I have an appt with my OBGYN in about 2 weeks. I also work as a pharmacist in a hospital. I am not sure if I should go see a DR or wait until my OBGYN appointment. Should I do hot compress for a few days and if no improvement then go see a DR?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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yes you can apply local application
you can wash with betadine lotion
apply clindamycin gel three times a day
the best is to apply gv1% over area in morning and apply clindac a gel on it after cleaning with betadine
can take pcm sos
if not cured can take amox 250 mgm tds for 3 days
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