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Are antibiotics an effective treatment for pressure sores

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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes and No: Only if bacterial infestation has occurred causing infection. Dr. J.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
RX pressure ulcer: A location and stage would help answer this question a little better. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this quest ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It depends: The best treatment is prevention by relieving pressure which can also help heal early ulcers. If there is significant necrotic tissue or the ulcer is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
Boudreau's butt past: Boudreau's butt paste is the best first level treatment for pressure sores -often found in the baby department, since it is primarily used for diaper ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
ASAP: As soon as possible. Pressure sores begin as a red spot and continue to advance into a deeper and deeper wound until unless aggressive treatment insti ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: For evaluation, don't self medicate with potent topical steroids, best wishes
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection involving the mouth. Usually treated with Nystatin lozenges.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Over 30 years, antibiotic prophylaxis has been recommended for children with vu reflux without firm evidence of benefit. Current consensus is: grade ... Read More
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