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What it`s the correct treatment for mycotic vulvovaginitis?! it`s any antibiotic?

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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Treatment of recurrent boils?

Treatment of recurrent boils?

Recurrent boils: Recurrent boils can be challenging. Make sure there is no underlying problem causing them such as diabetes, blood related issues. Antibiotics have been used to treat infection. Good hygiene of the area is important as well. I would recommend you see an infectious disease doc in the area who can examine you and provide you with good advice based on the exam and work up. ...Read more

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How long is antibiotic treatment?

How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a lanced boil ?

What is the best treatment for a lanced boil  ?

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

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Is amoxicillin right for the treatment of boils?

Is amoxicillin right for the treatment of boils?

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 more

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What's the best treatment for boils on the thighs?

Boils: 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

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What is the best natural treatment for severe skin boils?

What is the best natural treatment for severe skin boils?

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

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Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

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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What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

Often antibiotic: Is prescribed b u t 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 doesnt work. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?

Can antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?

I would: Not normally rx antibiotic for this condition. If the tooth hurts the best thing to do is to determine the source of the pain and solve the problem. You do not want to become antibiotic resistant. ...Read more

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Hello doc! please help what are the cause of boils and best treatment ? Thanks doc!

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 more

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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?

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

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What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia?

What's the best  antibiotic for treatment of septicemia?

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 more

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What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia in neanates?

What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia in neanates?

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

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Will my 2 two need treatment for the boil on her butt?

Yes: Given the age, I'll recommend seeing a doctor for either antibiotics or to drain the boil. Good health. ...Read more

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Treatment for boils?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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What's the best alternative boils treatment available?

Incision & drainage: Plus antibiotics. Boil is an enclosed collection of pus which needs to be released for comfort & cure. ...Read more

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How long does the antibiotic tacozin stay in your system. After a week of IV treatment? Thanks!

How long does the antibiotic tacozin stay in your system. After a week of IV treatment? Thanks!

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

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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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My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and Treatment?

My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and  Treatment?

Dermatitis...: If you suffer of dry skin you can develop what is called atopic dermatitis which is associated with extreme dry skin due to lack of moisturizing substance under the skin, so to say. The treatment usually relies in using moisturizing cream frequently( about there times a day) and bathing with oatmeal based soap. If not better see a Dermatologist(Skin doctor). ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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I get boils on my skin almost everywhere. I've been told its a gland disorder with no real treatment, is this true?

Boils: Hidradenitis suppurativa os the gland related disorder that can give u boils in your armpit. Surgical options can be available however boils occurring elsewhere like your back, legs, areas where hair follicles are less can be due to reccurent staph infection. Your nose may carry it. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more