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topical ointment for staph infection

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: What type of infection are you trying to treat? If these are boils they need moist heat and drainage without squeezing them. If you have had more th ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Depends on where the staph is. If it is a superficial infection, it may; however, staph is notorious for its propensity to cause abscess, in which ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Polysprin, neosporin, triple antibiotics cream/ointment.
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Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Partially: If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ointments not right: Ointments for a staph infection? Did a physician recommend such a treatment. Regardless it is not working. You are experiencing treatment failure. Sta ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Danger: Most of the common staph infections out there that are causing the epidemic are resistant to the medications in the triple antibiotic ointments and of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: If you think you have an infection, you need to see a doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
See doc: right away. Or you must be seeing one as you are diagnosed with such. Not sure what type of infection and what your concern is. Please elaborate.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Staph is everywhere
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Staph infection: If the infected area is localized, applying warm packs may allow the infection to come to a 'head'. At that time your doctor may excise the infected ... Read More

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