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Have boils in leg. Took roxid and levocytrizine. What to do?

I got my legs waxed and when I got home washed my legs and gave it a loofah scrub coz I feel unclean since the parlour guys use a cloth to clean the waxed area and I always have my doubts on how clean the cloth is. A day after, I got these boils all over my legs. They have puss in them and now am worried since it's been 2 days and the boils are not going away. they increased in size though the 2nd day. I applied soframycin and took Roxid and Levocytrizine but except for the fact that they stopped itching nothing is happening. Please advise.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Hi Merlyn,
Welcome to HCM and thanks for posting your query here.
The boils you are saying about could be a skin infection mostly of staphylococcal in origin. It could be because of excessive heat you have applied to the legs while waxing or pulling the hair with extreme pressure. It may cause hair follicle root infection. Roxithromycin of 150mg , twice a day for 5 days will give you the result. Levocitrizine or Avil can be used for the inflammation or the itching to come down. NSAIDs like Diclofenac or Dolo 650 can be used twice a day until the symptoms subside. That will reduce the inflammation around the pustules. It will take time for the antibiotic roxid to work. Please look for 2 more days and if the infection is not subsided please consult your GP. Untill then please avoid soap or any chemicals over the boils.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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