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Elbow- puss bump

Can Mometasone Be Used For Pus Boil On Elbow? Its becomin bigger daily.what should i do? Visiting doctor is advised?
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Dr. Rasya Dixit
13 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Dermatologist

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Hi! Mometasone is a steroid cream and should never be used without a dermatologist's advise. Pus boils indicates infection and mometasone can make it worse. Kindly visit a dermatologist as you may need oral antibiotics. Regards Dr Rasya Dixit
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Dr. D.P. Jayanth
15 yrs. of exp | Mysore | Dermatologist
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Please do not self medicate with steroid creams like mometasone. It can be very harmful. Mostly, it is a boil or hair root infection . Consult dermatologist who will give pain killers and anti biotics. If it does not subside after 5 days, it has to be incised or cut to drain the pus. Full tests for diabetes need to be done at the earliest.
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