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What should I need to do to get rid of my skin infection on my arm?


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Dr. Nithila. A

Published At June 17, 2019
Reviewed AtMarch 15, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a skin infection on my right arm and would like to know what I need to get better.


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How long has it been there? What are the symptoms in it? And any other family member affected?

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have it for a long time. It is Itchy, and then I scratch it. Nobody else infected in my family. Is this dermatitis?


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Looking like pyoderma gangrenosum, I would advise you to go biopsy in order to confirm the diagnosis. Nevertheless, you can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily. I hope it helps. If you have any other question please do not hesitate to contact us.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atishay Bukharia
Dr. Atishay Bukharia


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