I have a pimple on my upper left shoulder area since yesterday. I pricked it a little, and now it is red. I never had pimple in this area before. I am under medication for high blood pressure, and I am taking Rybelsus for diabetes. The A1c level was 5.3 mg/dL in the last test. So it is under control. I am attaching the photos here. I just need reassurance that it is not serious. Kindly help.
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Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern.
I went through the photographs attached (attchments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like a common bacterial infection of hair follicles known as folliculitis. It will heal with or without antibiotics in a few days. But if it is painful and increasing in size, I suggest you take the following medications for five days,
1. Tablet Cefadroxil 500 mg twice a day.
2. Tab Paracetamol 500 mg SOS (if necessary).
There is nothing to worry about. It is a common infection and will get better soon. Diabetic patients are more prone to skin infections.
Thanks for the reply.
Should I wait for a few days for it to subside on its own? In case if it does not reduce, can I consult my doctor for antibiotics?
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If it is more painful or if it is increasing in size, then it should subside soon. If there is no change, I suggest you consult a dermatologist for the same.
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