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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Over two decades of clinical practice. Completed a medical internship in New York City
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I have a skin infection which looks like impetigo but is

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Hello I have a skin infection which looks like impetigo but is really stubborn and will not respond to Flucloxacillin, clarythmicin or fucidin cream and will not clear up
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Doctors keep represcribing these and I really need an alternative that will work
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 11 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** have over two decades of experience, and I'm online and available to help you today.

We can also chat by hone and skype.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thanks
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don’t have the money for the Skype call
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 11 months ago.

No problem. We can chat here.

If it is not responding to those medications then it is very unlikely to be impetigo.

So. What should you do?

Consult with a dermatologist (or if you already have then go to a different one) and have her do a full thickness biopsy of a couple of the lesions.

Once the pathologist examines the samples under the microscope and, perhaps, does some specialized testing, you should have a much better idea of what the problem is and how best to get it under control.

Unfortunately, you probably will have to pay privately for this sort of exam :(

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This is a picture I was hoping to get treatment fast and get it cleared up I have used Flucloxacillin and fucidin before so not may be resistant to those particular antibiotics could you recommend an alternative to those?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 11 months ago.

The image is not in focus.

But, the good news?

That inflamed area will be very easy to biopsy.....

Then you will get the treatment you need.

I would not recommend trying antibiotics anymore......they are not working.

Perhaps it is due to a virus or something else.

Hence, the need for a full thickness biopsy.

This will not be a quick and easy fix given what you have already tried.....

Make sense?

It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.

Dr. Rick MD FACS