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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