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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I’ve got a horsefly bite that’s gone a bit bad.

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I’ve got a horsefly bite that’s gone a bit bad. It’s happened before. I remember that 500 mg of flucloxacillin 4 times a day for a fortnight did the trick, with dressing the site every 2-3 days. That being so I’d like simply to get some and not clutter up a surgery. Does this make sense and can you help?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.


I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you,


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have in fact been sufficiently concerned that I have seen my GP, since I know the infection can go into the tissue.


So, yes please, cancel my question: it really did need answering quite promptly. They’re nasty things, horse flies.


Thanks and best wishes,



Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.

Hello Douglas,

Thank you for getting back to me and providing additional information. We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.

Thank you for your patience,


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
You can not get prescription medicines on line, and certainly not from a question and answer site.

In fact I would not use an oral antibiotic in this situation, but hot compresses and a cream called mupiricin, which is also prescription.

Is this what you are asking?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.


You have now given me an answer I did not ask for. And I am well aware of the law on antibiotics: I work in health policy.


I note the site promises a refund if I am not satisified.


I am not satisfied.


Please give me a refund.




Douglas XXXXXX



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