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Id There A Over The Counter Substitute For Bactrim Ds For Staph Infection From A Boil Under The Arm Pits
70% body covered in staph, on course of tetracycline for 6wks. I don't care for that type of antibiotic. Is there home remedies to care for the itch?
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
What is the diagnosis and treatment( and home remedy) for multiple red iitchy blistered skin with pus in the neck for a 4-yr old female child?
Various: Your child may have a bacterial infection. For a home remedy, i would try putting a quarter cup of bleach into a half full bathtub and soak in it, followed by patting the child dry and moisturization. Repeat this three times per week, and seek help if it doesn't resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which antibiotic is best for a small area of cellulitis dt.mosquito bite; ofloxacin or azithromycin??
No: You need to see a dentist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've used lotriderm with betamethasone for a fungal infection for a week. The infection is gone, but now I have a (light) discolouration on the area.
Why so many days for skin infection to heal for my dad.On antib & putting bactroban (mupirocin).What infection which looks like rash and some fluid.He has sugar?
No: See a dermatologist. Sometimes warts are difficult to cure and can be ignored until they eventually get tired of you and go away. Experienced dermatologists can usually cure them but it may require relentless treatments. ...Read more
What is the recommended treatment for Staphylococcus capitis infection revealed in a culture after surgery on a swollen arthritic knee?
It depends: Staph capitis is a coagulase negative Staph species. If this was found in 1 of 4 blood culture bottles, it may be a contaminant (artifact of blood culture sample through skin). If this organism was found in the culture of the knee (aspirate, synovial fluid), then its presence is more worrisome and an infectious disease specialist should be consulted on how to further evaluate and maybe treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor gave me Mupirocin Ointment 2% for an infection near my new circumcision. Is it safe to use on the wound where the infection is at?
Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a highly potent topical antibiotic. If there is an infection at the wound site, it would be appropriate to use this after cleansing thoroughly. If this doesn't resolve within a few days or appears to be worsening, follow up with your doctor as more aggressive treatment might be needed. Hope that helps! ...Read more
What is the best over the counter/at home remedy for a possible sinus infection? I've already gone through one round of antibiotics.
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! olive leaf extract can be used as an antimicrobial. Please do what your doc says. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can i take the antibiotic Flagyl for an absesed tooth with a bump on the gum. My tooth is infected with a big bum on the gum. Can i take Flagyl for the antibiotic?
What are the chances of getting herpes from a used doe-foot applicator from a foundation sample at a drugstore which was applied directly over my acne?
Not likely,but: I'm unclear as to what the ingredients are, but I doubt that it would be a likely possibility.However I don't approve of using used applicators on other people's skin. ...Read more
Can fosfomycin be used in the UK? My Gp prescribed it as a last resort for a UTI that no other antibiotic is clearing
Yes: It is also used occasionally in the US as an antiobiotic for UTIs. ...Read more
I have a mild case of intertrigo in the folds of my thighs/groin. Is there an actual cure? Going to doc soon, home care not working. It's spreading.
Is there a difference between the headtotoe rash sometimes caused from the MMR shot and the amoxicillin anitbiotic rash on a 1year old?
YES: The MMR rash is a reaction to the contents of the vaccine and is not an allergic reaction. The rash from the amox is an allergic reaction and if your child is taking the drug you should stop the drug and see your md asap. If your child had the vaccine after starting the amox see your md anyway to be safe and sure of the cause. ...Read more
I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.
Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more
I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?
Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most over the counter antifungals will work for you. If its more refractory, you will have to see your local physician for further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a over the counter substitute for amoxicillin and a good pain pill for a broken tooth next to my wisdom tooth?
See a dentist: In the USA, you need a prescription to get amoxicillin or any antibiotic. You need to see a MD or a dentist (physician of the mouth) to get a prescription. Same with an effective pain pill, so go right to the doctor who can help you the most...a dentist! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Sulfacetamide 10% sulfur is prescribed for acne, usually… But can this formulation be used as an antibiotic cream for ulcerative skin lesion as a result of falling off of a bicycle and… I have three lesions and have this on hand. Any recommendations?
No no no!: Acne medications can be very irritating to open wounds. A better option (in addition to a mild soap & warm water) is an antibiotic ointment that's specifically used to treat open wounds along with daily wound care and protective bandaging until the wounds heal. I'm glad you asked! Dr. Anne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more