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Dx MRSA carbuncles in armpits for 2 yrs now. More and more frequent. I keep getting put on bactrimds should I go to hospital for IV treatment?
Augmentin: Depending on the severity of the scalp carbuncles, any other health conditions you have, a reasonable dose could be 500 mg three times a day or 875 mg two times a day. This is just a normal dose range for your age and condition. Other conditions you might have may not make the dose above appropriate for you. ...Read more
You need to be seen: A physician should look at your lesions and decide on the treatment. Some carbuncles can be treated with common antibiotics while others' appearance and progression make us decide on more stronger antibiotics to cover for bacterias that are difficult to treat with the common antibiotics so it is important to get a history on how they have progressed how often you get them the size location etc. ...Read more
I have an acute painful welling at left preauricualr region and I think it is hot .what are differential diagnosis and possible treatment pls?
Had 2 separate carbuncles a yr ago, eventually they healed on their own. I'm just learning that is what I had. Should I be concerned I wasn't treated?
No concern: If what you think were carbuncles, healed without treatment, you need not be concerned. However, God forbid, you have a recurrence, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Moist heat: What you might try is using moist heat to get it to start draining on its own. The treatment will take about a week and will likely be very painful when you start squeezing pus out of it. The best, safest thing to do is to have your doc drain it. They will make a small incision and make sure everything is drained out over several days, all with local anesthetic. Very safe, the way to go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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