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Will clarithromycin help ease an inflamed boil on neck?

I have a painful boil on my neck that became inflamed after being a dormant lump for a couple of years. The doctor prescribed flucloxacillin but there was no improvement after a week. He has now just given me clarithromycin - might that give a better result?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
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Hi,

Doubtful. Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. but usually they are too big for an antibiotic alone to get rid of and a small procedure to surgically drain it is needed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wish you the best recovery.

Regards,
Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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Will clarithromycin help ease an inflamed boil on neck?

Hi, Doubtful. Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. but usually they are too big for an antibiotic alone to get rid of and a small procedure to surgically drain it is needed. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wish you the best recovery. Regards, Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist