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Antibiotic Cream For Piercing
Is ok: I generally use a silver dressing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaginal itch: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial ointment. it is not likely to help with vaginal itching. Yeast infections are the most common causes and over the counter yeast creams are readily available at any pharmacy. If that does not work you will need an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?
Poor choice: Skin infections can arise from a myriad of sources. Ciprofloxacin may treat the particular microorganism, or it may do absolutely nothing. Recycling previously prescribe antibiotics is rarely a good idea, and less so if they were designed to treat a different body part. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Remember this is only topical and if the piercing is getting infected the ointment will not be sufficient. If you believe it is infected see a doctor ...Read more
NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one kind and letting the others grow rampantly and also the risk of allergic reactions. Antibiotics of any kind should only be used when there is absolute and unquestionable infections caused by a bacteria. Remember, viruses do not get treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I'm allergic to penicillin. Should I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin for cuts and scrapes?
Should I use polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin for an infection inside the nostril?
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): Will cause less potential irritation vs neosporin. ...Read more
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