A member asked:

I have a severe boiling water burn on my abdomen and have had mrsa before what type of antibiotic by mouth should i take?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Consult your doc: A burn that is kept clean with plenty of clean water & antibacterial soap & covered by neosporin or other antibiotic ointment should heal well without oral antibiotics. Mrsa in your past does not make you more/less at risk than anyone else. Monitoring of the wound by your doc can provide a better idea if any other help is needed.Some wounds need daily cleansing in a hydrotherapy setting.

Answered 3/8/2013


Dr. Lauren Romeo answered

Specializes in Wound Care

None yet.: Treat the burn and you may not need an antibiotic. If the burn worsens see your doctor.

Answered 4/27/2013



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