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Is there an over the counter treatment for wound infection

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
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
Wound care 36 years experience
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
Wound care 29 years experience
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
43 years experience
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
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is managed by a number of modalities, but it can alwa... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Shouldn't hurt: It should not hurt you, if you still have symptoms see your doctor to get a correct diagnosis and treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Eval: Although cranberry juice and increased water hydration works for some people, i think the best bet is to see your physician for tx.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
No, with exceptions: Typically it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easil... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: If you still have significant discomfort in 48 hours ,repeat meds or go to your provider.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Fungal cream.: Cortisone does not treat fungal infections, and, in fact,can make them much worse. If you use an over the counter fungal med (Like lotrimin (clotrimaz... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO: There is no interaction between vaginal yeast cream and oral contraceptives.