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My 17 year old daughter has a rash/ raw skin spot on her…

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My 17 year old...

My 17 year old daughter has a rash/ raw skin spot on her nose. Can someone take a look via this site and give advice/ treatment?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

No overall changes and just within the last 2 days

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No- healthy

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

Could you please post a photo for me on this page?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
prefer not to call unless you think it is absolutely necessary
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

Got it--thanks

Is that either sore or itchy?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it is sore and raw she says it feels 'wet'
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

OK

It's a fairly significant cellulitis--infection

Normally I'd suggest Neosporin ointment twice a day for a week but I think a better idea would be for her doctor to see this since I'd prescribe her two weeks' worth of doxycycline antibiotic to treat it

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
are you able to prescribe the medication?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
is it contagious?
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

It's not contagious

We don't prescribe here--that would be both illegal and malpractice

But she can first try the Neosporin

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
ok- got it
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

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