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Boils Treatment Antibiotics
Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! Talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more
Local hygiene: Complete your wound care. I wld obtain a culture of your nares to make sure you are not a carrier of staph. I wld talk to your doctor about leaving you on antibiotics for several months. I wld shower with hibiclens for several weeks. Any question see a infectious disease doctor for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat and antibiotics:
A boil is a collection of bacteria and white blood cells, that increases in size so it may rupture and spread. Draining it, placing a drain in some patients, heat, and an antibiotic if it is a large abscess are often prescribed.
It is essential NOT to squeeze boils, which makes them dramatically worse!
Squeezing pushes the pus deeper into tissues, makes a minor pimple into ad serious abscess ...Read more
No: Boils will frequently resolve with hot salt water soaks until they drain. Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to amoxicillin. Dicloxicillin or Keflex would be effective against mssa. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These are, more often that not, due to staph aureus infection, and you should be seen by a doctor, have one of these opened and cultured.
The important factor is to determine whether or not this is mrsa, and if so this will influence the choice of antibiotic. You might also need to attempt nasopharyngeal and skin colonization. Good luck. ...Read more
Hydranitis supprativ: You may be describing a serious skin condition hydranitis supprativa, which are reoccuring abcesses in the groin and underarms. This condition frequently requires surgery to get under control. Less frequent minor abcesses respond to frequent cleaning with soap and water, and attention to dryness, and episodic incision and drainage of individual abcesses. ...Read more
Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drainage or opening with a blade. If there is extension of the infection beyond the rim of the nail this requires more specific identification of the organism before treatment, but often drugs like clindamycin, Doxycycline and others can be started. ...Read more
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the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocin or some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesn't work. ...Read more
Where?: I see that you've been waiting for an answer for a while. Without much info, a "boil" cannot be named medically so it is impossible to answer. In fact, without seeing the patient with pertinent medical history, it is likely that no answers would be of much use for you. In the mouth, especially on gums, a "boil" often appears as a result of tooth infection. If it's in the mouth, see a dentist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a boil that just popped today but it still hard under the hole should I worry and what kind of treatment should I do to make sure the core is out?
Boil: With draining an abscess you need to make sure it is irrigated and cleaned. If still hard, should see a doctor to maje sure there is not a cellulitis or infection of the tissue around it and we usually need to pack it so it does not open back up. You may need an antibiotic if you have a soft tissue infection ...Read more
Not one best drug: Septicemia, or an infection in the blood stream, can be caused by many different bacteria and therefore many different antibiotics may be needed. It is important to have specific sensitivities as to what antibiotics the different bacteria are most sensitivie. There is no simple answer but your physician will treat you with the best antibiotic for ou. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Situation dictates: Best antibiotic choice in neonatal sepsis, made by considering child's age, medical history/comorbidities, clinical presentation, potential source, gram stain data, local resistance patterns, etc. Consultation w/ pediatric infectious disease strongly encouraged. May also need anti -fungal, -viral, -rickettsial treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Given the age, I'll recommend seeing a doctor for either antibiotics or to drain the boil. Good health. ...Read more
Hmmm: Following single or multiple doses of piperacillin / tazobactam to healthy subjects, the plasma half-life of piperacillin and tazobactam ranged from 0.7 to 1.2 hours and was unaffected by dose or duration of infusion. The elimination half-lives of both piperacillin and tazobactam are increased with decreasing renal clearance. ...Read more
Recurrent n persistent boil in anywhere in body for 2 yr. What I do? Try all possible treatment? Please help what should I do now?
1 boil 1 place?: Or they come back anew in different locations? If it is one in one place see a doctor to have office surgery to have it surgically removed. If they keep coming at new places, try vitamins to help your immune system, and periodic use of a surgical type of soap that doctors use to scrub their hands prior to surgery. Sometimes limited use of oral antibiotics can help also. ...Read more
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