I have an abrasion with what the doc calls "ulcers", moist, open sores producing pus that aren't healing. I had a week of doxycycline, which didn't seem to do anything. Today the doc changed to amoxycillin but I know I'm allergic to that (itch like crazy).
I'm in Malaysia, where I can just buy OTC but don't know what to get. Any recommendation? Things to avoid?
Added 23 Jun 2014:
(I should add he gave me 'Augmentin", it was only when I got home I realized it contained Amoxycillin. Yes, I should have told him about my allergy before he prescribed but somehow I forget)
Added 24 Jun 2014:
Update- Went back to doc and he's given me cefuroxime axetil. Will let you all know how it goes...
Added 25 Jun 2014:
Update - already, after just 2 tabs, a significant improvement.
Pus production seems to have stopped, pain level is dropping. Three cheers for the new one! The doc also gave me a different ointment, which may have been the real hero, hard to say. The ointment is called "Muprin". Active ingredient "mupirocin".
I had previously been using "Fucidin", which was less painful than Dettol but didn't seem to be doing anything. Hope that helps someone, somewhere.