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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Call your MD asap: Call your doctor's office and speak with your parents right away. If you had a soft tissue infection serious enough to be treated with a course of ant ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Staph boil: The short answer is yes, it can help minimize the progression of the staph infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick McCleskey
20 years experience Dermatology
No: Clotrimazole fights fungus, not bacteria like staph. Betamethasone is a topical steroid, so it will make the area less red, but it does not fight bac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for staph. The betamethazone may help, but the antifungal is a waste. T ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeah.. but: the pill form won't help the infection in any way unless you have a severe zinc deficiency and even then....not much. On the toher hand, zinc oxide is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Staph infections: No. The likelihood of this is extraordinarily small.
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
What kind of infecti: What is the diagnosis? Boil? Cellulitis? Erysipelas? Pneumonia? Paronychia? Ask the DR who is treating you.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Yes: If a boil or abscess is present a specimen of the drainage or pus can be sent to the lab and a culture of the organisms is made. If staph aureus is gr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need dr ... Read More

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