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I think I have impetigo, I don’t know what to do. It started

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I think I have impetigo, I don’t know what to do. It started with one spot by my upper leg and now it’s on my arm and bum aswell
Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: They are just spreading and very itchy
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank you

Can you send me a picture of the rash please .

What all have you tried till now?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Please answer

What all have you used for this till now?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
These are the picture and I’ve only used germolene so fat

You may use topical Neosporin and see if that helps . Otherwise it would need oral Flucloxacillin for which you need a prescription from your doctor .

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Where can I get that from? And is it impetigo or something else?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
It appeared less than a week ago and is only getting worse

Yes its impetigo . As its spreading so better to seek Flucloxacillin prescription from your doctor .

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
How do I get hold of my doctor? I’m 15 and don’t want to ask my mum
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Will it get worse?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
And how can I stop it spreading?

You need to call him ,it can spread if left untreated .

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok thank you, generally how long will it take to get the prescription?

It depends on when you get the appointment with your GP.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
How can I stop it speaking while I wait for my doctor

Apply Brulidine cream or Neosporin cream .

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Where can I get that from?

Can get it from Amazon or local pharmacy , unfortunately most of anti bacterial topical creams needs prescription

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok, is there anything else I should know about this?

Just keep it clean . Avoid tight fitting clothes . May take Paracetamol if it hurts

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok thanks
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
What should I do if the prescription cream dosebt work?

Oral Flucloxacillin is the next option.

Hope it answers your query .

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I won’t be giving you 5 stars, you barely speak English and are really slow at replying and my advice is to take yourself off this website. Wasn’t worth the fiver

This Dr. David

do you have a GP doctor in the UK?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I do but I’m 15 and don’t know how to get hold of him

do you live with your parents? your parents should help you see a doctor.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I live with my mum but she’s away
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Do you want me to send you a picture? I think it’s impetigo but not 100%

you should go to the A&E local hospital where you can see a doctor there .

I saw the pictures around your groin area.

have you had impegito before

impetigo likes to grow in areas of moisture and wetness.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I haven’t had it before no, what do I ask for at a&e?

you should ask to see a doctor there at the A&E department of the hospital

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok, thank you! What can I do in the meantime to help it not spread?

wash your hands

avoid touching the areas.

antibacterial creams like prescription mupriocin or bactroban can help treat impetigo

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thanks!

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