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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Cellulitus in a 3year old

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cellulitus in a 3year old
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi.This sounds like impetigo which is a streptococcal skin infection common in children.Nothing too serious but if you can get her to a doctor for a course of antibiotics that would be my suggestionLet me know if you need more information please
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The problem we have is we are living in West Africa and access to doctors (good ones) and medicine is a problem, we can purchase most antibiotics from pharmacies here but getting the correct information is difficult, they have basic knowledge from our 7 month living here
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--she needs amoxicillin 125mg by mouth three times a day for 10 days.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much we will start on that course of treatment
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure