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Is it true that bacitracin zinc ointment helps a staph skin infection

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
It's protective: Antibacterial ointments are great at preventing infection from getting into your skin. That's why they are great for open wounds and ulcers. If you al ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: The strain will not tell how you contracted the bacteria.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Depends on the extent of infection and what is being done. A small amount of folliculitis can resolve with cleaning and topical antibiotic. If you h ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably not.: Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Yang
8 years experience General Practice
Sunscreen, exfoliate: The dark spot is a hyperpigmentation scar that will fade on its own. The most important thing is to wear sunscreen everyday as the spots can get darke ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Fluid from wound is: plasma that usually is part of the inflammatory state. Redness, tenderness and swelling with fluid in a cut. Close follow up with your primary doc can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soap
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