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Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
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Experience:  MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology
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Fluid under the skin on face

Customer Question

Fluid under the skin on face
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 2 years ago.

Dr.Sasi Attili :

hi there

Dr.Sasi Attili :

Can you please elaborate>?/

Customer :

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.

Dr.Sasi Attili :

ok. Are you able to upload pics of your face?

Customer :

don't know

Dr.Sasi Attili :

Sounds like you might have an impetigo

Dr.Sasi Attili :

Sorry you don't know what?

Customer :

ahhh

Customer :

if I can take a picture

Customer :

what would work for impetigo?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

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

Dr.Sasi Attili :

how long have you been on penicillin for?

Customer :

started penicillin Friday I think.

Customer :

I have bactroban

Customer :

still wouldn't dry up

Dr.Sasi Attili :

how long ave you been using bactroban for?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

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)

Dr.Sasi Attili :

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

Customer :

hello?

Customer :

are these available without prescription?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

fucidin is

Dr.Sasi Attili :

not the flucloxacillin because it is an antibiotic

Customer :

I just took a picture and will load it

Dr.Sasi Attili :

Ok. please do

Customer :

can you prescribe it over the internet?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

I am afraid it is illegal to issue prescriptions over the internet

Customer :

so what would I do?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

you will need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to get a prescription

Customer :

I have the picture

Dr.Sasi Attili :

please upload it using the paperclip link icon in this chat window

Dr.Sasi Attili :

'like' icon

Customer :

ok

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Dr.Sasi Attili :

yes looks like an infection

Dr.Sasi Attili :

Have you had eczema as a kid?

Customer :

no

Dr.Sasi Attili :

ok.

Dr.Sasi Attili :

please see your family doctor and get the antibiotics and fucidin cream

Dr.Sasi Attili :

it should settle in 7-10 days

Customer :

he's an internist and won't treat it. My dermatologist isn't available for 3 weeks.

Dr.Sasi Attili :

someone qualified?

Dr.Sasi Attili :

can you not see another family doctor rather than an internist?

Customer :

I'll try that. thank you

Dr.Sasi Attili :

no prblem

Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 2 years ago.
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