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Best Antibiotic For Skin Infection
Depends: Choices of antibiotics are made based upon their effectiveness against the particular organism causing the infection, the patient in whom the infection is occurring and a variety of other factors. You need to discuss this with the doctor who has diagnosed your "skin infection". Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more
Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more
How long until should I take an antibiotic for skin infection until it s safe to assume it is not working and I should contact my physician?
24-72 hrs: It generally takes up to 72 hrs for the antibiotics to mount a response to an infection. ...Read more
On average, how long does it take for an oral antibiotic for a skin infection take to take effect?
Hard to say!: There are lots of different germs that can cause infections. No antibiotic helps them all. Doctors make an educated guess of which antibiotic has a good chance of working,(depending on location, health of person & symptoms of the infection), if they don't take a sample for culture, That drug may be effective, partially effective or ineffective, only time will tell. F/u if no change at all in 2-3 d ...Read more
I have a stubborn skin infection that has been treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks now. No improvement. What could my dr try next? I am concerned
Need right diagnosis: Diagnosis needs to be re-evaluated. Maybe it is not infection. Was a culture taken or any other test to confirm that this is an infection. If it is an infection, it is essential to determine what type: bacteria, fungus, virus etc. The diagnosis should be as specific as possible so that proper treatment can be obtained. Sometimes an incision is needed to drain the infection out. Discuss with your d. ...Read more
I suspect antibiotics were given to me as a prophylactic for splinter induced skin infection. I took one; infection didn't occur. Can i stop?
I have a skin infection and need an antibiotic but allergic to penicillin? What antibiotic is good?
Depends: It would depend on the type of penicillin allergy you had and the type of skin infection. If you just had a rash from penicillin and you do not have an MRSA infection cephalosporins like Keflex would be fine. If immediate hypersensitivity to penicillin, clindamycin, Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be options. ...Read more
I have Nexplanon and I was just prescribed an antibiotic because I have a skin infection and they just cut it open and stuffed it.
Question?: I'm not certain what your question is but the effectiveness of Nexplanon should not be effected by antibiotics, however, if the infection was at the site of the Nexplanon and that was where your skin was cut open and packed there may be some real concern. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been prescribed the antibiotic zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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