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Have boil on face on jaw line, using SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TMP. How long it will take to cure?

I have a boil on my face. It has been visible for two weeks. It is on my jaw line. I went to the hospital they lanced it and was able to make it feel good for the night the gave me SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TMP to take. I have been putting a wet washcloth on my face. Just wondering how long it will take to cure.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Sep 2013
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Jan 2014
Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

Its is normally expected to heal within 7-10 days. I would advice to continue with oral antibiotics for a week or so.

Application of topical antibacterial like mupirocin 2% cream/ointment is also advisable.

take care
Answered: Mon, 23 Dec 2013
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