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Hello, I am Dr Nickols M; it is a pleasure to attend to you
can you tell me your age?
Do you take any medication regularly?
Does this pain spread elsewhere?
From 1 to 10 What number best describes your pain? Where 10 is excruciating.
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Dear customer, it is a pleasure to serve you today, I want to tell you that it is best to be assessed in person by a doctor who can perform a thorough physical examination, however you should note that if there is redness, pain, swelling and tenderness in the affected region the most appropriate first of all is to delimit with a pen or a marker the region that is inflamed to be able to check day after day if it increases in size or leaves the margin delimited by the marker, then you should start with analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen every 8 hours preferably in soft capsules of 600 mg which will help to have an absorption and a much faster effect and on the other hand also start treatment with a cream called mupirocin 2% applying a thin layer just in the affected area, In case of no improvement after 48 hours it is essential that you consider going to the doctor to study the possibility of starting antibiotic treatment which usually is usually done with amoxicillin in combination with clavulanic acid of one gram every 12 hours for 7 days or cephalexin 500 mg every 8 hours for 7 days but these drugs require a prescription since they are not over the counter, I would like you to keep me informed of your situation, I will be happy to assist you and guide you in everything I can, I will be attentive to any additional questions about it.
You are welcome, dear. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Yes dear, of course it can be a serious condition and if there is no reddening of the skin then it may be a compression of a nerve ending at the lumbosacral level which should also be assessed by your doctor.
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