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Boil bleeding

A boil of furuncle on the buttock first released some pus on squeezing but now is releasing very very little blood on squeezing . the redness around the area or swelling is not decreasing. im on antibiotics since yesterday. what to do to reduce swelling and redness
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Thanks for the query. Based on your description it looks like a superficial bacterial infection usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. As antibiotics starts working, the swelling should decrease. However you can consider compresses and anti-inflammatory medications like paracetamol.
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Kindly consult a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and a precise treatment plan. Its also important to prevent their relapse once you have got it cured.
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A decolonization regimen suggested by your doctor will help
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