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Is there an over the counter treatment for wound infection

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Need to see a doctor: You might need a prescription for an antibiotic. In addition to this, wound care with soap and water is important.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Depends: Depends on the severity of the infection. If minor over the counter treatment will c/o soap water, antibiotic ointment and a dressing.

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
See surgeon: The area needs to be evaluated cleaned or even derided to remove revitalized tissue and then packed and monitored for progress. Culture and appropriat ... Read More
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Infected wound: Are you sure about a wound 'infection'? You should not attempt to make this decision yourself. Bacteria are all over the body and are certainly in you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Cleaning: A doctor would prescribe proper wound cleaning treatments. Surgically opening part of the wound to allow the infection or fluid to drain. Testing for ... Read More
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Proper evaluation: The appropriate treatment will depend on what the wound needs. Sometimes partial opening is necessary with clean out and good wound care, while other ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Antibiotics need prescription.
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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
Terbinafine: Oral terbinafine is the most reliable treatment for toenail fungus. It requires a prescription and most drs.Will do some blood work. It still leaves a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
There aren't any: Gum infections can't be cured with pills, ointments, snake oil, emollients, or salves. Gum infections are very serious, destroying gum tissue and the ... Read More
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Antifungal: If you have been previously diagnosed by a doctor with a yeast infection then common anti-fungal vaginal remedies include 1 day, 3 days, 7 days regime ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Different options: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: Although cranberry juice and increased water hydration works for some people, i think the best bet is to see your physician for tx.
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