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A 39-year-old member asked:

are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Oral steroids: Due to possible systemic side effects and other available therapies, oral steroids are not commonly used in the treatment of infectious corneal ulcers. If the corneal ulcer is inflammatory in nature, oral steroids are commonly utilized. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment.

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Can stress be a factor when it comes to proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis?

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What is the best med for a foot ulcer with merca?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
General Practice 20 years experience
MRSA: M-R-S-A: It means methycillin-resistant staph aureus, and the best med will be known for sure after the wound culture, grown from the q-tip they swabbed thru the open wound before they bandaged the foot ulcer; till then, they will treat you with the antibiotics that typically are the best choice for your part of the world, and then add them or change them if needed.

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