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any history of diabetes?
No Diabetes, blood tests last week
are you still there, andy?
Well, if there is pus leaking out, then it suggests that it is not responding completely to the antibiotics
I noted that you have been on two different types of synthetic penicillins
it may be resistant to penicillin
only 2 days into this course
well, usually antibiotics kick in the first 12-24 hours
what should I do?
You can give it another day, but if it is still oozing, you need to change medication
one question- were you wearing tennis shoes?
or a rubber soled shoe?
one type of bacteria, pseudomonas, is known to cause infection
should I leave the scab alone or clean it off?
and it responds to a different medication called ciprofloxactin
The lab results came back with Staph
it may not grow out
either way, the staph may be resistant to the penicillin
in this case, you can add on bactrim or cipro to cover MRSA
should I go back to my doctor?
You should clean the scab with alcohol twice a day and apply antibacterial ointment
give the antibiotics another day, clean with alcohol and apply antibacterial ointment
if it does not get better by Monday morning (or gets worse), then go back to your doctor
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