He gave me Keflex AND a topical prescription antibiotic ointment, BACTROBAN. I applied it with a Q
4 times a day, and after the second day, the pain was gone. I did gently mash on it to get the old pus out, but after a few days, it stopped too. I continued using both the antibiotic until it was all gone, and used the Bactroban for a total of 14 days. I have had one other infection since, and I told the new MD what to give me.