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Antibiotic ointment in nose, is that okay?

Antibiotic ointment in nose, is that okay?

Yes.: Nasal Mupirocin is the drug of choice to eliminate MRSA carried in the nose. ...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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Can I put triple antibiotic ointment in my nose?

Can I put triple antibiotic ointment in my nose?

Ointment in nose: Hello. The topical ointment called triple antibiotic ointment should not be placed within the nasal cavity. I have seen severe inflammatory reactions within the nose after this medication was applied intranasally. The neomycin is usually the culprit. This medication is highly allergenic in some people. See your doctor who can prescribe bactroban intranasal. This should do the job. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose ok?

Is using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose ok?

Antibiotic ointment: Hello, I recommend using an antibiotic called mupiricin within your nose. This medication has the indication to be used inside. It is an ointment that your doctor needs to prescribe for you. If you use the otc brands, your nose could develop an inflammation worse than the infection you are treating. ...Read more

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So using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose is ok?

So using antibiotic ointment for inside my nose is ok?

In general yes: I frequently have my patients use antibiotic ointment in their nose. I just don't like them to use antibiotic appointments that contained neomycin. Neomycin sometimes can cause sensitivity and allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic ointment for cut inside my nose?

What kind of antibiotic ointment for cut inside my nose?

Those lesion: The most important thing is to verify the diagnosis. Many lesions grow at the entrance to or inside the nose which need to be diagnosed by dermatologist or your nose and throat person. See one of the above and have a diagnosis made and then get advice for the exact problem. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic ointment good for pimple in nose?

Is antibiotic ointment good for pimple in nose?

Possibly: If you can get the ointment on it then it may heal faster. It certainly can't hurt to try. These things do eventually heal on their own though. ...Read more

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Inside my nose had been dry and sore for days. What can I do? Olive oil, a&d, and antibiotic ointment not helping

Inside my nose had been dry and sore for days. What can I do? Olive oil, a&d, and antibiotic ointment not helping

Wrong meds: Those substances can actually make the nose more dry. There are over the counter saline gels made for noses to moisturize them. One brand is ayr gel. Try that. If it doesn't help you may need specific medical treatment for various conditions. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Reoccurring bloody scabs in nostril resilient to antibiotic ointment?

Nose picking?: It is really unusual to have scabs in your nose without trauma. You can get nose bleeds with allergies or other reasons. Sometimes people get nose bleeds with blood disorders. You can also get nosebleeds with blood cancers like leukemia. If you don't pick your nose, you need an evaluation ...Read more

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Popped a boil on my 4 year old's butt. It had come to a head and was draining on its own a little. I followed with antibiotic ointment. Was this bad?

Popped a boil on my 4 year old's butt. It had come to a head and was draining on its own a little. I followed with antibiotic ointment. Was this bad?

Small abscess: Your 4 years old has an abscess on his buttock, application of bacitracin ointment is o.k. and boil may subside. But if it becomes big or continues to drain, then consult your doctor for more treatment like antibiotics and incision. ...Read more

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Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Try humidification: Perhaps your environment is too dry. Our homes can have very low humidity in the winter. Try saline sprays intermittently and a cool mist vaporizer at night when sleeping to add back some moisture. Call your physician if you experience pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic ointment safe to use on sore spot inside nostril?

Antibiotics: Many antibiotic ointments do not recommend their use intranasally. Some antibiotics can be, but it would be best to see your doctor to determine 1) if antibiotics are the best treatment for your problem and if so which one to use, 2) if not, what medicine is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a splinter near my butt and I don't wanna try to get it out or go to the doctor so what do I do? Can I but antibiotic ointment and a bandaid!

See a doc: Splinters can become infected, especially in an area that has a high bacterial count (anus or inter gluteal crease)
this can lead to cellulitis or abscess.
Also a doctor may have topical or local anesthesia that can make the excision more comfortable. ...Read more

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What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

What's an all-purpose antibiotic ointment?

Marketing: These are mostly over the counter products usually containing several antibiotics to get a broad coverage. They are in face useful and will cover a wide range of bacterial invaders to the body. Marketing adds the term "all-purpose" so you will purchase the product for any type of skin condition. A persistent lesion should be seen by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can triple antibiotic ointment be good for tattoos?

Only if infected: Triple antibiotic ointment is used to treat or prevent skin infections. It is neither good or bad for tatoos. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put antibiotic ointment on my eyelids?

Depends on antibioti: It is safe to put a mild antibiotic ointment formulated for the eye (e.g. Erythromycin, gentamycin ophthalmic ointment) on the eye lid. Combination agents, e.g. Neosporin ointment, could cause irritation and it is not advised to put it on the eye. ...Read more

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Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Why must I avoid eyes while using an antibiotic ointment?

Untested in eyes: I am guessing that you are using an antibiotic ointment for some skin problem on the face. Many products for the skin have not been tested on the eyes and the medical liability attorneys will tell the pharm company making the product to state on the label, not for eye use 'do not get in eyes'. The eyes can tolerate a little of many of these things so avoid the eyes but do not be obsessive. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Can you tell me of any allergies to triple antibiotic ointment?

Yes: TAO containing bacitracin, polymyxin B, and neomycin are widely available OTC and are generally regarded as safe and effective treatments for superficial skin infections. On occasion, these products can lead to allergic reactions ranging from localized contact dermatitis to very rarely life-threatening anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are there potential side effects of swallowing an antibiotic ointment?

Yes: Depends on how much you swallowed. The topicals are at a much higher strength and cause significant problems if swallowed. ...Read more

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Can I buy antibiotic ointment over-the-counter or do I need a prescription?

Can I buy antibiotic ointment over-the-counter or do I need a prescription?

Yes: There are a variety of antibiotic ointments that one can purchase "over the counter, " like "bacitracin" or "neosporin" or "triple antibiotic ointment." brand names, pharmacy named brands and generic brands are essentially the same, except for price. Some have other ingredients in them like pain medicine. Have your pharmacist direct you to the isle that has the ointments you are looking for. ...Read more

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Offered friend antibiotic ointment for cut, but they refused and said it can sometimes cause more bacteria. Is this true or myth?

Offered friend antibiotic ointment for cut, but they refused and said it can sometimes cause more bacteria. Is this true or myth?

Antibiotic Usage: Yes, inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics, internally or on the skin can lead to antibiotic resistance and overgrowth of resistant bacteria. I recommend following the directions on any antibiotic cream of prescription exactly and only use antibiotics when clinically indicated. ...Read more

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Dr has diagnosed my 5 &half year old son with phimosis, do we really have to go for operation? They have given antibiotic, ointment course for a while

Dr has diagnosed my 5 &half year old son with phimosis, do we really have to go for operation? They have given antibiotic, ointment course for a while

Depends: Phimosis is the natural state, meaning the foreskin covers the barb of the penis. If it is producing problems, like infection and painful irritation, some procedure to reduce the symptoms may be needed. The simplest would be a circumcision but that is not the only procedure available. A discussion of the benefits or drawbacks of your alternatives would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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