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Girl aga 11 itchy rash just around nose, slightly red but no

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Girl aga 11 itchy rash just around nose, slightly red but no spots and a bit flakey
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

that girl age 11 could have a bacterial infection around the nose called impetigo.

Dr. David :

there are special prescription antibiotic ointments like mupirocin (bactroban) which could help the bacterial infection.

Dr. David :

you should take her to the A&E or a GP doctor and see if it is indeed an impetigo skin bacterial infection.

Customer:

A phamacist told us it was not impetigo but we should see a GP, that a setroid cream might be needed, but I cannot get an appointment until Thursday and it seems a long time to wait.

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you can try an over the counter steroid cream like hydrocortisone 1% which you could get at the drug store.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Customer:

yes but we would have to say it was not for the face as they will not sell it. I can try to get an emergency appointment am tomorrow seems a bit overkill but perhaps the best option

Dr. David :

yes, best to get her to see a doctor right away.

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. David :

and try the over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if that helps

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

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