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Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology
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I. 18 and have blisters all over my face. Some are the

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Hi, I. 18 and have blisters all over my face. Some are the size of a loonie, and crust over yellow. This has been going on for about 4 days. There is about 3 big ones and 8 little ones coming in
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 6 months ago.
Hello. I am Dr. Venkat Attili, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over 10 years of experience in this field. I am here to assist you and will answer your questions to your complete satisfaction. Can you please upload a picture at your convenience? Here are the site's instructions if you need help doing that:
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Here are two pictures
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 6 months ago.
Hi. This is a bacterial infection called impetigo. Should resolve in a week or so with treatment. You can read all about it here: would recommend the following:1. Fucidin or Mupirocin ointment (you would need a doctor's prescription for either) applied 4 times a day2. 1% cortisone cream applied twice daily if there is any itching If the above treatment fails to clear the infection, taking a 1 week course of flucloxacillin 1gm 4 times a day should help. Do not worry. This is nothing serious. Hope this helps. Do keep me posted & get back if you have any further questions or feel that I have missed out anything. I will be here to provide ongoing advice as necessary. Best wishes.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can I do at home remedies? How long will it take without prescription medication?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I woke up with about 6 new ones.... Should I be worried
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 6 months ago.
No home remedies won't work. If it is spreading, definitely would recommend getting the antibiotic straight away
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Okay, and this should last about a week? With antibiotics? If I don't get antibiotics then what?
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 6 months ago.
yes, about a week. Well without antibiotics, the infection can spread and cause fever/ sepsis, making you unwell (worst case scenario). Ofcourse your immune system may be able to fight it off. But I would rather not chance it, as that is very rare!