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Thanks for your question
hi dr hasan
Just few questions for clarification
The lump you have now and that black head area are separate?
no the lump has surrounded the blackhead area
Is that below the skin or above?
the skin is raised. there bump is prominent
the lump is underneath the skin
the bump i mean
can you hold it in hand and move from side to side?
yes it's not fixed
which antibiotic you are on?
for how many days exactly?
6 days. prescribed for 14
twice a day
it says 800/160
ok last question do you have any scab like thing on that area too?
i mean the skin over the area is normal now or not?
it's a bit red
ok thanks for your input
First of all yes it can be inguinal lymph node
which has enlarged secondary to the infection
Bactrim should be continued for four more days to get the results.
sometime its possible that bactrim might not work and in that case Co amooxiclav is a better option but at this stage i would advise you to keep taking it for four more days
if the problem persist then ask your doctor for the change of antibiotics
i see. i was told by my pharmacist that there were better antibiotics
moreover take OTC TAB Aleve twice daily
to reduce the swelling?
its for reducing the inflammation
if it's not the lymph node, what else can it be?
yes amoxiclav is much better than this for such skin infection
i mean, it's exactly where the inguinal node is from the pictures i see
if not lymph node then just a tissue edema
nothing else possible here
yes but tissue edema can be there too
are both the edema and lymph node supposed to be hard?
however sounds like a lymph node as per your description
Yes both can be hard
hmm my original doc actually prescribed me augmentin for 14 days
specially you have taken medicines and its sixth day so tissue edema can become a bit harder while being in healing phase
i went to the ER and the docs their switched the augmentin for bactrim
Ok i see
should i go back to augmentin
I prefer augmentin
no not now
ok i'll switch back, especially since i have mild reactions to sulfas
give bactrim a chance for four days
its not wise to quickly switch
I wish you good luck that you get well soon
i see. so if in 4 days i don't see a change, what should i do?
Then see doctor and if he agree too then augmentin
great. thanks you were very helpful!
You are most welcome