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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Skin Infections: There are not many products OTC. Bacitracin cream or ointment and Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment come to min. Both should be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Depending on the severity, either topical or oral.
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Antibiotics: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of a ... Read More
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Skin infection: Bacterial skin infections can be confirmed by swabs and can be treated by antibiotics cream or oral or Intravenous antibiotics depending on extent of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
SULFA meds: Many skin infections today are caused by resistent staph (mrsa). Sulfa is a good first line oral antibiotic.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: If the area in question is red, firm, hot, and tender to the touch, infection is a possibility, whether pustules are present or not. Staph infections ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
See your Dr.: A bacterial infection will need to be evaluated by a physician and usually treated with antibiotics.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Consultation time: Proper treatment will require examination and likely prescription medication. Call your pcp and schedule a visit.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria in the skin: Usually infection with bacterial of the skin is due to a break in the skin to allow bacteria to grow --- need to have evaluated by a physician to prev ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminat ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Once infection has healed, it is ok to resume regular hygiene routine.
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