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Can Otc First Aid Ointments Treat My Skin Staph Infection
Partially: If you carry staph (or mrsa) then it's important to immediately wash all cuts/scrapes/abrasions with soap and water. Applying a topical antibacterial ointment couldn't hurt (as long as you're not allergic). However, there is no proven method to eradicate staph from your body completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
Can I use Gold Bond anti-itch cream to soothe the external itching associated with a yeast infection?
Can I use topical Clindamycin cream 4 outer ear infection? Will it be effective against pseudomonas, the probable bacteria? Will cream be ok for ear?
No: Clotrimazole fights fungus, not bacteria like staph. Betamethasone is a topical steroid, so it will make the area less red, but it does not fight bacteria causing redness. If you applied these, the symptoms might improve, but if it's a bacterial infection, the cause will remain and may worsen. Fortunately, healthy people's immune system can fight minor staph infections. If worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can miconazole nirate 2% vaginal antifungal cream can be used to treat ringworm on the skin between breasts too?
What can I use to treat a yeast infection OTC creams and antibiotics don't work and its more like constant itching?
If...: Over the counter medicines aren't working then i would go see a doctor so that they can prescribe you medications. ...Read more
I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?
1-2 wks?: Provided that the fungal infection is the cause for the irritation. We need to know also what kind of OTC creams you are using since some of them may actually irritate your skin further. If the yeast infection is not the cause, your skin will not heal until the actual cause has been taken of. ...Read more
Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast where?: Although tinactin (tolnaftate) tends to work on yeast infections as well as fungal ones, it's not meant for areas other than the skin. If you think you have a yeast infection elsewhere (like a vaginitis), i would not apply tinactin (tolnaftate) there. There are better and more specific products out there to deal with that, and the best advice would come from your gynecologist. ...Read more
What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.
Try oral meds.: There are two topical products that i'm aware of that are used for resistant cutaneous fungal infections, they are "lamisil at" and "lotrimin ultra". It would be helpful to submit skin scrapings for fungal culture to identify the fungus. You also might benefit from a course of oral antifungals which can get to places topicals cant. Talk to a doctor, verify your diagnosis, and treat it accordingly. ...Read more
Can I use camphor phenique for a inner ear infection don't have the money for a prescription called cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone)
Hello. : Hello. Campho phenique can help with pain of the external ear canal. However if you have a middle or inner ear infection, I am not sure that it would help with those sources of pain. Also, if you have an ear infection, it will not cure it. It also won't help hearing loss. Is there any chance that you have a ruptured ear drum?- because i don't know what would happen if you used this substance and the ear drum was ruptured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
Antifungal LOTIONS are used to treat which fungus infection? and Antifungal CREAMS are used to treat which fungus? Can Lotion use in fungus Intertrigo
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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