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Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.

Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read more

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Along with tropical antibiotics cream for burn infection can I have an IV based antibiotics since my stomach is sensitive for antibiotics?

Along with tropical antibiotics cream for burn infection can I have an IV based antibiotics since my stomach is sensitive for antibiotics?

Yes and no: It is true that some antibiotics do cause stomach issues but not all of them. The decision on an IV route is determined by the severity of the infection as well as other factors. ...Read more

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It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

It's okay to use bacitracin first aid antibiotic ointment for acne right?

Poor choice: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is a more physiologic and sensible approach to preventing new lesions; if you're not clear in two weeks, ask your phyiscian about prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole is not typically used for ear infections. First line treatment is usually amoxicillin, however some patients respond better to amoxicillin/clavulonate, or a cephalosporin. Antibiotic allergy must also be considered when choosing, but Metronidazole is usually not among the choices. ...Read more

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It's okay to use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment for skin infections right?

It's okay to use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment for skin infections right?

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

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Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more

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Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes,swelling,oozing yellow,drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?

Culture ?: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good treatment for severe redness caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, especially those caused by gram negative bacteria. If an eye scraping is done with culture and no bacteria are cultured, the irritation may be due to viral or allergic issues, that could be complicated by bacterial superinfection. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good 1st line, followed by specific therapy based on sensitivities ...Read more

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Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for sunburn, is this okay?

Expensive overkill: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin a good antibiotic for impetigo?

Is azithromycin a good antibiotic for impetigo?

No: usually impetigo is staphalococcus or streptococcus and maybe even mrsa [methicillin resistant staph] bets is mupirocin 2% antibiotic ointment aplly 2-3x/day till better , wash with washcloth and soap daily ,very contagious . antibiotics would be augmentin or doxycycline or cephalexin or clindamycinand if mrsa bactrim ds or doxycycline, clindamycin and mupirocyn ointment. zithro. does not cover ...Read more

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Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Is neomycin antibiotic ointment for tattoo bad?

Antibiotics: In general any topical antibiotic will work fine, but some do have ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

Second line: Erythromycin is classically considered second line for dental infections, especially in penicillin allergic patients; however, there is increasing resistance to it, making it less and less useful. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Will antibiotics for a UTI help chlamydia?

Some will But: You need to use Zithromax or an antibiotic from Tetracycline group for treating chlamydia as a first line antibiotics according to cdc But some antibiotics used for UTI listed below can also be used as second line Ofloxacin Levofloxacin Are also effective and Amoxicillin is indicated for treatment of Chlamydia during pregnancy ...Read more

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Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Both can be: effective. Each person has a different response to topical acne treatments. If one is tried and doesn't work well after a good trial period of time, it could be switched to the other. ...Read more

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What are antibiotic therapies for burns?

Burn treatment: Burns are quite dangerous because the skin, the outer layer of protection is compromised. Any serious or severe burns need to be treated in a burn center. Definitely I would talk to a doctor about the extent of any more minor burns. These areas primarily need protection from further injury or contamination from the environment. A topical antibiotic like Silvadene may help, but seek a doc for help ...Read more

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I have I week old road rash from bicycle crash. Healing well, on Rx antibiotic. Very dry,burns extremely bad when I stand after siting. Use lotion?

I have I week old road rash from bicycle crash. Healing well, on Rx antibiotic. Very dry,burns extremely bad when I stand after siting. Use lotion?

Well, yes, but: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them and you'd want to watch for infection. Tightness occurs mostly when it is healing correctly. The ingredients in lotions and antibiotic cremes overlap significantly, and would moisturize but still protect from infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are antibiotic therapy for burns?

Antibiotic ointment: For a 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn, keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) until it is healed, which will take a few days to up to 3 weeks. Systemic antibiotics are not routinely used. If it doesn't heal or seems infected, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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After using a light peel my vagina is inflamed, red, and burning. I've tried triple antibiotic ointment it still burns, what can I use ? To reduce pain

After using a light peel my vagina is inflamed, red, and burning. I've tried triple antibiotic ointment it still burns, what can I use ? To reduce pain

Oh my gosh - did : You use a peel on the delicate tissues of your vulva or worse yet - in the vagina? Peels are never to be used on that part of the body. The only responsible recommendation i can make at this point is to seek medical evaluation. It will help to determine the extent of injury caused. ...Read more

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Do i need an antibiotic for a cough that burns my chest?

Maybe: The only way to really find out is to be seen by the doctor and be examined. You may also need a chest x-ray to see if it is consistent with a pneumonia. A cough does not always mean a bacterial infection that needs antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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I just took the antibiotics last night and still burns and is still itching do I need to call Dr?

I just took the antibiotics last night and still burns and is still itching do I need to call Dr?

Depends: I don't know why you were prescribed antibiotics, but often the symptoms don't clear right away. If you are having fever, or other symptoms like chills, weakness, vomiting or diarrhea, then don't hesitate to let your doctor know. If only mild symptoms, then allow about 24 hours more. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with epididmitis. Went 2 the hospital cas my penis swell n pain. I had no uti. Have h.Pyrlori .I take antibiotics for h.P penis burns ?

I was diagnosed with epididmitis. Went 2 the hospital cas my penis swell n pain. I had no uti. Have h.Pyrlori .I take antibiotics for h.P penis burns ?

Infection?: You seem to have tested negative for uti. Other possibilities include yeast infection due to antibiotics, herpes infection, urethritis, prostatitis, or other sexually transmitted infections if you are sexually active. Need to discuss the option of empiric antibiotics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Two week old topical burns: ER doctor said to keep it constantly moist & uncovered w/ otc antibiotic ointment but no improve & dark scabs. What to do?

Two week old topical burns: ER doctor said to keep it constantly moist & uncovered w/ otc antibiotic ointment but no improve & dark scabs. What to do?

Get it evaluated: If the area has a dark crust, then you have not been able to keep it moist. I suggest that you get it evaluated by your primary physician or at urgent care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had 3 bumps on my outter libia and i applied antibiotic cream and they went down. It is red blister and burns when water runs on it?

See physician : See a gynecologist or dermatologist to see if the bumps are due to folliculitis, boils, or hidradenitis or another issue. They may culture the area and prescribe oral antibiotics if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have UTI symptoms but neg urine test. Taking Macrobid antibiotic. 2 more days of pills left. Still burns when i pee in morning. What should I do?

I have UTI symptoms but neg urine test. Taking Macrobid antibiotic. 2 more days of pills left. Still burns when i pee in morning. What should I do?

Go back to doctor: There are non-infectious causes for this, and Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) may not cover some of the infectious causes effectively. You need to be re-examined and retested and consideration given to chlamydia, ureoplasma, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took antibiotic (1 dose 2 tablets) for Chylamidia and it's the end of day 2 and I'm still peeing a lot and my penis kinda still burns when I pee. I feel tired and haven't eaten a lot. When do you think I will get better?

I took antibiotic (1 dose 2 tablets) for Chylamidia and it's the end of day 2 and I'm still peeing a lot and my penis kinda still burns when I pee. I feel tired and haven't eaten a lot. When do you think I will get better?

Not unusual but: Still having the problems you are having is not rare BUT if they continue return to your doctor for follow up in the meantime no intercourse for at least a week ...Read more

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At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not. Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth. Just off antibiotic. Causes?

At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not.  Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth.  Just off antibiotic.  Causes?

Some thoughts...: The infection, sinusitis, decay from the tooth, dry mouth, the antibiotic, plus a host of other factors can all be contributing to your symptoms. Have your dentist restore that rotten tooth and any other dental issues you might have. Then, if your problem(s) persist, see your PCP. ...Read more

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Piece came off while i was at work yesterday then burn for a bit and stopped i did finish 2 rounds of antibiotic within the last month pic in file ?

Piece came off while i was at work  yesterday then burn for a bit and stopped i did finish 2 rounds of antibiotic within the last month pic in file ?

We can't view: the photo from this portion of healthtap. You are asking on the medical education site - not the treatment site (Healthtap Prime and Healthtap Concierge). Take care. ...Read more

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Will triple antibiotic ointment keep my burn from scaring over?

Will triple antibiotic ointment keep my burn from scaring over?

No: It may prevent secondary infection, but if it is going to scar (usually severe second degree or third degree burns), this will not prevent the scarring. ...Read more

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Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?

Is there Any particular antibiotic cream that I can put on a burn when treating a 7 month old infant?

A burn in a 7 months: Old baby!!!!, raises lots of questions??? If othewise fine and purely accidental, please take the baby to the doctor ...Read more

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My burn wounds are healing using triple antibiotic but now they're itchy. What can I use to help with the itchiness?

My burn wounds are healing using triple antibiotic but now they're itchy. What can I use to help with the itchiness?

Sign of Healing: Itching is a sign of healing as the damaged nerve fibers regrow. Using an emollient body cream like Gold Bond(R) may help. For severe itching try Lanacaine. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more