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A 34-year-old female 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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
None yet.: Treat the burn and you may not need an antibiotic. If the burn worsens see your doctor.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2013

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