have a boil for almost two months

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have a boil for almost two months

Postby Shafiq » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:14 am

i have a boil for almost two months on my cheek under my ear. i took two courses of antibiotics and i use a cream called fucidin acid. the swelling has gone down but it still looks pinkish and f i don't put the cream on it is painful. today was the seventh day of using the cream and i think i should stop using it cos it is supposed to be used for seven days, but i am scared the boil might get big again. I will be grateful if a doctor advice me on wether i should carry on using the cream or wat should i do.

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Re: have a boil for almost two months

Postby John Kenyon, CNA » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:10 pm

Hello -

If the cream is only to be used for seven days, this is either because it could cause additonal problems is used longer, and/or it may be because after seven days the problem should be better, and at that point you should contact your doctor. In any event, if the boil doesn't improve beyond this point without the cream, I wouldn't use it any longer without first consulting a doctor, who may tell you to continue it, or may want to take a different approach to treatment.

I hope this is helpful. Best of luck to you.
John Kenyon, EMT, CCT
Non-invasive cardiology tech, Emergency and Critical Care technician, Critical Incident Stress Mgmt. specialist

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