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    Impetigo on genitals.
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    An_207400 posted:
    I went to the ER 2 days ago and the doctor said the infection is Impetigo and prescribed oral and topical Clindamycin. I looked this up online and it seems possible yet the infection continues to get bigger. I had unprotected sex about a week ago, yet the ER doctor does not think this is related... I'm confused and obviously worried due to where this is located. Any suggestions on what I should ask next time I go to the doctor?
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    Susan Evans, MD responded:
    Dear Anon 69324,

    Ask the doctor exactly what you are asking here. Write down the timeline of the events as they occurred, the diagnosis you received from the ER, the medication you are taking and for how long. Remind your doctor that you had unprotected sex and when.

    Generally speaking, a visit to your doctor is expected as part of your follow-up any time you've had to visit the emergency room. Share your concerns with your doctor.

    Best,

    Dr. Evans


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