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Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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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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What do antibiotics do to fight bacteria?

What do antibiotics do to fight bacteria?

Several ways...: Antibiotics "fight bacteria" in several different ways. Some antibiotics attack the cell wall / cell membrane of bacteria punching holes in the organisms, killing the bacteria. Others interfere with key enzymes within the bacteria making the bacteria unable to replicate. Each specific antibiotic functions in a unique way to structurally damage the bacteria or to stop them from reproducing. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics help with acne?

Do antibiotics help with acne?

Mostly Topical: We sometimes use oral Antibiotics from Tetraccycline group like Minocycline but not always We more often use topical antibiotics like Clindamycine along with Benzyl Peroxide and/or retinoids for acne ...Read more

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What oil will help to work against fungal infection?

What oil will help to work against fungal infection?

Some types...: Tea tree oil has been shown to be effective in a paper published in our podiatry journals. ...Read more

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Since antibiotics are made to kill bacteria, can I use any antibiotics to fight my mild acne?

Since antibiotics are made to kill bacteria, can I use any antibiotics to fight my mild acne?

This is a common RX: Depending on the type of acne, the use of antibiotic solutions or oral antibiotics are sometimes used as part of treatment. The drawback is the skin germs can become resistant to whatever is being used at the time which leads to treatment failure. Find a skin doc you can work with and come up with a treatment plan you can work with. ...Read more

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Can caladryl clear help a staph infection? Help please?

Can caladryl clear help a staph infection? Help please?

Caladryl: can help to relieve symptoms (like itching) but it does not have an antibiotic effect - so no, it won't clear a staph infection. ...Read more

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How does antibiotics ointment help with treat wounds?

How does antibiotics ointment help with treat wounds?

First product.......: Antibiotic ointments are heavily marketed, available and used for first product on a new wound. They are oil based. The antibiotics they contain; not prescription. Wash the wound with mild soap, rinse well with water, hairdryer the area, cover with gauze and get to your doc with a serious wound. Occasionally wound care gets delayed by hopes the antibiotic ointment will cure. ...Read more

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Do acifophilus pills help yeast infections?

Do acifophilus pills help yeast infections?

Sometimes: Acidophilus helps replace good bacteria in the digestive system & some people note less frequent yeast infections. If taking it by mouth isn't helping, some people out it directly in the vagina a couple times a week. ...Read more

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Do bacterial infections need anti biotics to clear them up ?

Do bacterial infections need anti biotics to clear them up ?

Further issues: I answered the other question you had about this topic. Clearly you have an infection or something that has been seen and either has or needs to be treated. If you've been prescribed treatment, i'd suggest following it. If you've been receiving treatment and it's not working, you may need a second opinion or recheck to make sure it's what you think it is. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Need doctor's help! will kissing cause staph infection?

Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more

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Do I need antibiotics to cure my ear infection?

Do I need antibiotics to cure my ear infection?

Not always: Ear infections may resolve on their own, but it sure is more comfortable to be treated with antibiotics! ...Read more

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Can sex help fight infection?

Sex as an Antidote: I'm unaware of any actual infection that sexual activity can help treat or prevent. However, sexual activity has many other healthy benefits of decreasing stress and anxiety and lowering aggression. If these are improved it seems reasonable to postulate that immune function could be enhanced, which in turn could improve ones ability to fight off illness or disease; it's possible but not proven. ...Read more

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How do antibiotics stop infections?

By killing...: ...Or inhibiting the bacteria causing the infection. The antibiotic is toxic to the bacteria, but not to the human who is infected. If, however, an infection is caused by something other than bacteria, a virus or a fungus for example, then the antibiotics do not work at all. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I?M on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo? .

Possibly: Some antibiotics taken for acne like the tetracyclines or Clindamycin may be protective against impetigo but they may be taken in low dose that would be less effective in this regard. ...Read more

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What're some foods and facial cleansers to help fight MRSA infection on face?

What're some foods and facial cleansers to help fight MRSA infection on face?

Mrsa: Few are allicin (in garlic), psylocynin (in wild mushroom), and topical hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more