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Do I need to take an antibiotic to treat my eczema?

Do I need to take an antibiotic to treat my eczema?

No: This can be due to an allergic reaction to food hypersensitivity or a reaction to flour, yeast or grain itch mite. It could also be due to a parasite infestation or herpes virus. Most usually it is due to a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, with a breakdown of the immune system at the point of the skin barrier. ...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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How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

Get 2nd opinion: Since you are not getting much benefits, consider seeing another dermatologist. Sometimes a certain kind of low-dose antibiotic may be very helpful in your condition. ...Read more

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Yeast rash on back was diagnose as bacterial and as eczema and I was given antibiotics and steroids which made it worse.I'm pregnant how to treat?

Yeast rash on back was diagnose as bacterial and as eczema and I was given antibiotics and steroids which made it worse.I'm pregnant how to treat?

See a dermatologist: Confused question reflects a confused Dr who should have sent you to a dermatologist. Do you have infection or eczema or something else? Which antibiotics? Which steroids? Is the rash confined to your back? Does it itch? How bad? How long? Ever before? ...Read more

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Have bad eczema, need antibiotics ?

Have bad eczema, need antibiotics ?

DoNotNeedAntibiotics: Eczema is not treated with Antibiotics. Use moisturisers and local steroid cream or ointmemt most of the time ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with MRSA in 2007 and still have it due to antibiotics not working and the fact that I have eczema. What are the long term effects of having MRSA for an extended period of time?

I was diagnosed with MRSA in 2007 and still have it due to antibiotics not working and the fact that I have eczema. What are the long term effects of having MRSA for an extended period of time?

MRSA worsens eczema: Assuming you "carry" MRSA and do not have a chronic infection, then probably the most urgent issue is that eczema is very difficult to control if the inflamed skin becomes infected. Strategies exist to reduce carriage and are particularly important for eczema sufferers. Those with whom you share a living space should be treated as well. ...Read more

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Eczema on forhead folds: I have recurrent open lesions on forehead folds due to infected eczema when I stop antibiotics treatment?

Eczema on forhead folds: I have recurrent open lesions on forehead folds due to infected eczema when I stop antibiotics treatment?

Dermatology visit: Best answer is to check with dermatologist for other therapy. Really unable to give additional answer without exam. ...Read more

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Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

If around others: If she is around other children or siblings then covering it would be a good idea to prevent spread to others. If not around others then there isn't a need to cover it. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more