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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my carbuncle?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my carbuncle?

Antibiotics: Carbuncle is a medical term for a boil or a small abscess. It seems that you need antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Carbuncle (Definition)

Carbuncle is a nodular skin infection which in layman's terms is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infection, incision and drainage and/or oral antibiotics are often ...Read more


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Dx MRSA carbuncles in armpits for 2 yrs now. More and more frequent. I keep getting put on bactrimds should I go to hospital for IV treatment?

Dx MRSA carbuncles in armpits for 2 yrs now. More and more frequent. I keep getting put on bactrimds should I go to hospital for IV treatment?

See an ID expert: You need to be seen and advised by a doctor familiar with the illness and its management. IV therapy is not generally necessary, but attempts to diminish your skin and mucous membrane colonization may be helpful along with antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for furuncle?

What is the treatment for furuncle?

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 is the common dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to cure scalp carbuncles?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Depending on the severity of the scalp carbuncles, any other health conditions you have, a reasonable dose could be 500 mg three times a day or 875 mg two times a day. This is just a normal dose range for your age and condition. Other conditions you might have may not make the dose above appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How do you cure a furuncle?

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 antibiotics should a breatfeeding mothers take for carbuncles treatment ?

You need to be seen: A physician should look at your lesions and decide on the treatment. Some carbuncles can be treated with common antibiotics while others' appearance and progression make us decide on more stronger antibiotics to cover for bacterias that are difficult to treat with the common antibiotics so it is important to get a history on how they have progressed how often you get them the size location etc. ...Read more

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What is a carbuncle?

What is a carbuncle?

Staph infection: A skin infection, usually caused by staphylococcus. In the early modern world, a "carbuncle" was a special type of gemstone, and the ugly-but-colorful pus-producing lesion was named for it. These are easy to treat with drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more

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Treatment of ac.Dacryocytitis?

Treatment of ac.Dacryocytitis?

Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics. Then followed by a dacryocystorhinosty (dcr) when infection resolved. ...Read more

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Furuncle (Definition)

A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or ...Read more