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Years ago I had multiple staph and strep in the tissue in my face. I started to break out about two weeks ago. Instead of getting better, it is not healing. I have red sores and fluid everywhere. The usual things for healing are not working. I am on penicillin for a head cold.
ok. Are you able to upload pics of your face?
Sounds like you might have an impetigo
Sorry you don't know what?
if I can take a picture
what would work for impetigo?
You need to use fucidin or bactroban cream twice daily. If you have already used them, then you need to try flucloxacillin orally as you are already on penicillin
how long have you been on penicillin for?
started penicillin Friday I think.
I have bactroban
still wouldn't dry up
how long ave you been using bactroban for?
If you have been on it for a week, I would then suggest using fucidin cream and flucloxacillin orally (1gm, 4 times/ day for 10 days)
Hope that helps....But if it doesn't you either need to upload pictures or see a dermatologist in person to see if there is anything else going on
are these available without prescription?
not the flucloxacillin because it is an antibiotic
I just took a picture and will load it
Ok. please do
can you prescribe it over the internet?
I am afraid it is illegal to issue prescriptions over the internet
so what would I do?
you will need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to get a prescription
I have the picture
please upload it using the paperclip link icon in this chat window
yes looks like an infection
Have you had eczema as a kid?
please see your family doctor and get the antibiotics and fucidin cream
it should settle in 7-10 days
he's an internist and won't treat it. My dermatologist isn't available for 3 weeks.
can you not see another family doctor rather than an internist?
I'll try that. thank you