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Paronychia What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drai ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Often antibiotic: Is prescribed b u t the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like m ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving y ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max fo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
I would: Not normally rx antibiotic for this condition. If the tooth hurts the best thing to do is to determine the source of the pain and solve the problem. Y ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Give it time: It usually takes at least 2-3 days for an antibiotic ointment to improve symptoms. Keep using it and contact the doctor who prescribed it if you remai ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cheilits: Can try bactroban. May respond to cortisone cream. Do not lick corners of mouth.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: For evaluation, don't self medicate with potent topical steroids, best wishes
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim: Best antibiotic depends upon the causative organism (bacteria). Most utis are due to e. Coli and most utis will respond to a short course of cipro, (c ... Read More
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