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how to get rid of staph infection in nose

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Antibiotic: There are a couple antibiotic ointments your doctor can prescribe. You put them in your nose with a q-tip.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Allergic?: There are oral antimicrobials in a bunch of different groups so it would be quite unusual to be allergic to them all. Getting diarrhea or vomiting or ... Read More
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Two possibilities: It is very likely that there is an alternative antibiotic that you are not allergic to. However, if for some reason the organism that you have is only ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Antibiotics: Appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat staph infections. Consult with your physician for a plan of care.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Have a source within your environment where you re-colonize your body with staph. This could be another human or animal source that can carry the germ ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic.: If there's truly a staph infection on your face, a topical or oral antibiotic would be what you need to get rid of it the quickest. A combination of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Staph infections are hard to self-diagnose; all you can really say is that you have an inflamed area, be it from infection, venous stasis, or other re ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Sounds like you would benefit from a more sophisticated DR. Begin with a more specific diagnosis. Have you used benzoyl peroxide? Aluminum chloride? D ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Re evaluate totally: First your dr needs to be sure this is an infection by removing a piece of tissue from the wound to culture, look for other signs of infection like an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some b ... Read More
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