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Bactrim Antibiotic Ointment
I've been applying a prescribed antibiotic ointment to my diagnosed impetigo for 5 days. How do I know the impetigo is healing? I don't think it is.
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
Antibacterial: The "Triple" part of the name refers to the fact that the ointment contains three active ingredients: bacitracin, polymyxin, and neomycin. Other antibiotic ointments may have just bacitracin or bacitracin with polymyxin. About 10% of people are allergic to neomycin, so they should avoid products with neomycin if they need an antibiotic ointment for a skin infection. ...Read more
7-10 days: Call your doctor however after 7-10 days of healing you will be fine unless you notice infection or tissue not healthy. ...Read more
Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.
I have two 1 inch length wounds about 1, too 2 centameters deep what's the best to use iodine or antibiotic ointment?
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing and antibiotic ointment changed every other day and protected from trauma. ...Read more
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Maybe, maybe not: External applications of abx ointments can help stop the spread of the boils germs once it empties, but is unligely to get inside the boil and kill the germs. Appling moist heat to the area often brings the boil to a point it will drain and then heal. Keep the area clean and it should heal well. If you have multiple boils or they recur frequently, oral meds may be needed to eliminate the source. ...Read more
I have a rip on the inside of my clitoris. I have been keeping it clean & put triple antibiotic ointment on it twice a day. Is this the best to do?
How to make infected wound heal faster? I've got my oral antibiotic and antibiotic ointment, how long does it takes to heal? What should be on my diet?
Patience.: If you take your antibiotic and apply the ointment, it will heal. Give it time. If it stops improving, the bacteria may be resistant to that particular antibiotic, and you should call your doctor. But as long as it's improving, however slowly, let it continue to heal. There is no way to artificially speed up this process, including modifying your diet. Just eat healthy and be patient. ...Read more
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
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