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over the counter cream for impetigo

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
See doctor: If you have impetigo will require antibiotics which yo7 cannot get over the counter. Best to be safe and see your family doctor
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unlikely: For antibiotic therapy, the chosen agent must provide coverage against both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. The prevalence of methic ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Impetigo: Surface antiseptic and OTC antibiotic cream would help, but if no improvement in few days, you need to see your doctor, you may need a systemic antibi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
IMPETIGO: Contagious purulent blister skin lesions are controlled with antibiotic cream like bactroban, (mupirocin) Bacitracin and oral antibiotics for extensi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
1 to 3 days: It takes 1to3 days from the time you are infected and the rash to appear.
A male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Plan: You can use antibacterial cream, but at the same time ,you need to see the doctor because impetigo is spreading fast without proper treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No: No, this used to treat dermatitis-skin. You need antibiotics to treat impetigo. You should see your dermatologist.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not acne scars: I'm sorry your disease led to scarring. This can be prevented with modern Rx. The scars can be managed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a la ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
41 years experience in Pediatrics
No: As you will use the cream there is no development of a resistance .
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Antibiotics work fas: A good antibiotic should show benefit within 24 to 48 hours. If there is no improvement in 72 hours, a new/better antibiotic is necessary. Send us th ... Read More

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