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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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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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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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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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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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Reoccurring bloody scabs in nostril resilient to antibiotic ointment ?

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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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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