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Antibiotic cream for wounds

A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its variable: You may walk but if it is causing a lot of pain , limit the activity. You may feel better within 1-2 weeks. It would be similar to hea... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
BETTER, not stronger: Your question likely stems from a wound that is not getting better, despite neosporin. Maybe neosporin is the the BEST antibiotic for that infection (... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benef... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Also a steroid:: Fucicort contains Betamethasone which can slow healing of the tear.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Swab: sounds like you are treating yourself for MRSA. If that is the case, check with your doctor, but typically nose swab treatment for MRSA carrier is 5 ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Foot wound: Often such underlying conditions as diabetes, chronic nerve inflammation to the feet or chronic bone infections called osteomyelitis can be associated... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This HT site is for general medical information. It does not offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything. The sister site, Healthtap Prime has some... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Huerter
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Sometimes: There are different degrees of infection. If the wound shows a little redness at the periphery you should be able to treat it with a topical antibioti... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
A superficial: wound involves the skin and adjacent subcutaneous tissues. A deep wound involves underlying fascia, muscles, or other deeper structures.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: The cream has neosporin that is known to cause contact allergies.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible: yes: But, as a physician can not advise you to use it as fda has determined that it may longer be effective after the expiry date.

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