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My 53 year old gf has open sore newly discovered on back.

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My 53 year old gf has open sore newly discovered on back. Painful. Her gp didn’t know what it was. Thought maybe a staph infection. Gave her some antibiotic cream. Tested for shingles, which he doubted. I’m concerned.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Did u see the pic?
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Got them--hold on please

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

How did this first start out?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Open bloody sore she was scratching. Wasn’t sure if a bite?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Gp took shingles test but doubted it was. Now she has rash around the area.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Actually that's exactly what this looks like

Definitely not shingles

But I don't see any infection here

Nothing too serious but if I were her doctor I would give her a short course of oral prednisone and Claritin to treat it

Please let me know if you need any more information

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