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Antibiotic Treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had weeping eczema for about 4 weeks. Took antibiotics for 10 days. It's gotten better but still persisting. What should I use? Topical steroids?
Topical steroids : Would probably help at this pointGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I have seborrheic eczema on half my face. Doc says its rosacea too. I'm not sure bc it's hardly red. He gave me antibiotics for it. Is that overkill?
Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin
I'm taking antibiotics and oral corticosteroids for a severe eczema infection and I intend on using cannabis, are there any interaction risks?
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
I have had active MRSA infection since 2007 including the symptoms all the time.Had no success in treatment due to antibiotics not working & the fact that I have active eczema constantly.Are there long term effects of having active MRSA this long?
Colonization: You probably have colonization with MRSA rather than an active infection. MRSA could cause a real infection if you were get a skin wound. You could also transmit MRSA to people around you. Consult these sites for info: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/Surveillance/MRSA/ http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/blog/chlorhexidine-baths-for-mrsa-decolonization-facts/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen lymph nodes on left neck, could it be from eczema + acne? Should the swelling go down after 5 days of antibiotics? If not, is biopsy needed?
Painful or painless?: Is the lymph node painful or not? There are several reason of lymph node swelling. Infections can be one of the cause, and antibiotics would reduce the size in general if treated appropriately. Acne doesn't usually cause swollen lymph node unless secondary infection exists. Any tooth infection, sinus problem? If no changes in the lymph node size after treatment, you may need biopsy. Good luck! ...Read more
Antibiotics & Eczema: "antibiotics linked to eczema risk in children, " the daily telegraph reports, saying that giving babies the drugs increases their chance of developing the condition by 40%. However, concerned parents should not be put off allowing their children antibiotics on the strength of this news. The research it is based on cannot prove that antibiotics directly cause eczema. ...Read more