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Best Antibiotic Ointment For Cuts
Vaginal itch: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibacterial ointment. it is not likely to help with vaginal itching. Yeast infections are the most common causes and over the counter yeast creams are readily available at any pharmacy. If that does not work you will need an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?
Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?
Terrible idea: This will cause a slight reduction in inflammation at the price of great overgrowth of the bacteria causing the acne and enlargement of the glands that produce the oil that breeds further acne. Plus, you're using a prescription medicine inappropriately. Get scientific. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more
Is foban cream good for facial skin healing. I have wound on the face and the doctor gave me foban cream for usage. Is foban cream good for heal? thx
What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.
Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Offered friend antibiotic ointment for cut, but they refused and said it can sometimes cause more bacteria. Is this true or myth?
Antibiotic Usage: Yes, inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics, internally or on the skin can lead to antibiotic resistance and overgrowth of resistant bacteria. I recommend following the directions on any antibiotic cream of prescription exactly and only use antibiotics when clinically indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut my wrist really bad about four days ago and now i have a green looking skin in the center of the wound. I've been using antibiotic ointment?
A doctor should look: at this promptly. If you have already seen a doctor about it I suggest contacting their office for instructions. If you have not seen a doctor, it sounds like now is good time to have it checked. You may need to have the wound cleaned out and dressed by a professional, or you may need other medical treatment. Also, if you have not had a tetanus vaccine in the last 6 years, it's time. Take care! ...Read more
I have a sulfa allergy and typically have a bad reaction anytime I use any antibiotic ointment. What would be the best for a slightly infected i?
Could possible topical antibiotic ointment cause swelling and redness and pain to penis tissue if applied for a cut on penis n?
Penile Abrasions: No. An ointment is not causing your abrasions. But, it may be killing off the good bacteria and allowing the bad bacteria to grow in its place. You have already been told that antibiotic ointment is not to be used. Why are you repeating your question here? That is rude. ...Read more
My 4 y old fell yesterday and had 2 cuts on his lip. The His lip is swollen and cuts are now infected. Can I apply Antibiotic ointment on it?
Where ?: Cuts within the fleshy part of lips are left alone. If a cut crosses into the normal skin it may need to be aligned with a stitch.They will swell & need to be rinsed with plain water. Bubbling them out with peroxide will kill staph but ointments should be avoided. The saliva has antibacterial properties & is protective. If oozing pus or you are convinced there is infection see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more
I cut my finger while cleaning a squirrel. Its a minor cut & thoroughly washed my hands. I put triple antibiotic ointment on it. Anything else?
Sounds ok: Watch the outcome.Get a more detailed answer ›
I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?
Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A month ago I cut the top of thumb on a tin can, on the knuckle. Kept antibiotic ointment on it. It healed nice. It has a red bump on top. Hurts some.
Cut hand: Maybe pain from scar tissue which should get better over time ...Read more
What's best way to clean out my belly button it had liquid my abdominal is numb dr said i will be ok it's not red been applying antibiotic ointment?
Clean Belly Button: 1 cleanse the area around your navel with a gentle, antibacterial soap. "innie" belly buttons may require the use of a cotton swab to thoroughly remove built-up dirt, dead skin cells and oil. 2 towel-dry your belly button. Be sure not to leave it damp since candida (yeast) thrives in moist conditions. 3 dip a cotton swab into astringent. Sweep it softly around the outside of your navel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 1/2 yr old bit me on the face during a tantrum and his two front teeth broke the skin causing two very tiny cuts~ other than cleaning the area , using an antibiotic ointment and watching for infection ect~ is it necessary to get a tetnus shot~ i curr
A : A tetanus vaccine is not necessary if you have had one in the past ten years. If the area is clear and you do not have any signs of infection then you should be fine. If not see a doctor for appropriate treatment. Also make sure your son knows that biting under any circumstances is not ok, and an appropriate punishment is a time out for approximately 3.5 minutes (this is based on his age). Talk to your son and make sure he understands it is not ok to hurt someone with hitting or biting. If the behavior persists or worsens discuss this with his pediatrician. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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