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Suggest a remedy for impetigo

Hello i was diagnosed with impetigo last wed and the doctor prescribed oral antibiotics kaflex 500 mg 3 times a day for 10 days aswell as mupirocin 2% A week has passed and i do not notice any improvement i still have the soars aswell as a itch on the affected areas and ive noticed that when i put the mupirocin it leaves the areas dry and crusty please advise me on what to do next thank you for your time
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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Hi,

I have gone through your query and would recommend you to change your antibiotic.

I would recommend you to take amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination tablet, tablet cetirizine depending on the intensity of itching and apply fusidic acid cream on the affected areas.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Suggest a remedy for impetigo

Hi, I have gone through your query and would recommend you to change your antibiotic. I would recommend you to take amoxicillin-clavulanic acid combination tablet, tablet cetirizine depending on the intensity of itching and apply fusidic acid cream on the affected areas. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist