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Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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I am a 62 year old male. And I never had anything like this

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I am a 62 year old male. And I never had anything like this happen to my nostrels before.
I have a bad sore just inside my left nostral. It has caused me much pain (4 days now) It has caused the whole exterior to swell up on the left side. I can not wear my glasses as it causes too much pain, so now I can not see well. What can I do to cure this problem ?
Thank you for any advice
Joe
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Hi Joe. This is cellulitis or a skin infection in the nose

These are commonly caused by a resistant bacteria called MRSA

You will likely need oral antibiotics

Your GP can help

Until you see him, put antibiotic cream on it


Try to get in soon though
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am in Thailand now, can you tell me the names of the top 3 leading antibiotics that you would use to treat my problem
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
doxycycline

Bactrim

Keflex
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Internet site " Webb MD " says the #1 antibiotic that you recomended for me " Doxycycline is not the right medication for what I have

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
They are not correct
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I noticed that our chat is not complete.

My main goal is your 100% satisfaction and for you to consider this service excellent. If you are not 100% satisfied, just click reply and I will happily provide more information.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The Thai pharmacy gave me anantibiotic by the name " Dicloxacillin '" for my condision, what can you tell me about this medication ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I would be more than happy to help you Joe

However, you have rated me negative plus asked an additional question on top of the original

I am really trying to help you and would be more than happy to continue.

However, I would ask for a positive rating before we go on
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I thought that I could do my rating after I submitted my 5 and to my Questions per our agreement. So can we finish this up so I can feel better soon.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Dicloxacillin is a pencillin like antibiotic

It is a reasonable choice

I agree with it
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I am taking 500mg 4 times a day. Is that the correct amount I should take, and if so, how many days should it take to clear up my problem ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, that is correct and if it works it should be about 7-10 days

Make sure you see a doctor to confirm all this Joe