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Sore on chin, taken doxycycline for staph infection, swollen face, headache. What could this be?

Hello, I have a question, I had a sore above a mole on my chin , it ended end up getting a staph infection and was 4mm deep, I was put on doxycycline and 2 creams to put on topically, the wound closed up but only to come back 3 was later, it felt as if there were tiny pieces of glass on it, one night I woke up and my face was swollen and would move from side to side, wherever the swelling went, it left a weird scab with tiny bumps, now I have the same thing on the other side of my face and it seems as if there is a hair I both wrapped very tightly on my skin but the Dr says no, I am so embarrassed and do not want to go anywhere, I am now on antibiotics for 2 months, my face hurts so bad I could cry and have s headache daily, any idea what this would be? I can poke one area and it doesn t even hurt but another area it is so sense rive I. Can look at it and it hurts??? Help please!!!
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Thanks for the query,

you might be suffering from furuncle.

It is a deep bacterial infection.

Take a course of antibiotics.

Apply an antibacterial cream like mupirocine.

Hot fomentation is also good,

It helps in accumulation of pus, which can be drained later.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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