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Does Betnovate Cream Help Ear Piercing Infection
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
Can you use a cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension to prevent an ear infection?
No: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension is one of the treatments for a current external ear infection ("swimmers ear"), but is not used for prevention. A mixture of equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol is an old tried-and-true preventative treatment. ...Read more
Avoid prolonged use: You can use Nystatin every day------miconazole or ketoconazole or Clotrimazole may be better. But avoid prolonged use of triamcinolone in genital area as it will cause atrophy (severe thinning) of skin with striae (ugly purple streaks). If you have persistent symptoms see your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Decongestants: Assuming you have seen a doctor for abx, you can also use a decongestant nasal spray to help "drain" or relieve the pressure in your ears via the eustachian tube. An oral decongestant may also help. For mild pain control, over-the-counter meds will work. If you have intense fevers, severe headaches, ear drainage, a stiff neck, dizziness, or facial weakness you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No.: Antibiotic ointments will just stick to the outside of where you apply. Outer ear infections produce debris and secretions that make antibiotic drops a more effective delivery mechanism. The drops might contain steroids to decrease the inflammation to improve the pain also. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can I use betamethasone dipropionate ointment USP 0.05 on my inflamed vulva?
Inflamation is due to a yeast infection.
Yes: Yes but do not use longer than one week. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options if it does not improve. ...Read more
Very bad idea: Mometasone is a steroid medication (like cortisone) that reduces inflammation. If you treat yourself the itching may go away temporarily, but the yeast will get worse and when you stop the cream you will be much worse off. Vaginal yeast infections are treated with antifungal medicine - eg monistat. ...Read more
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more
Wrong treatments: Yeast is a type of infection that results when there is an imbalance of the many things that live in and on our bodies...Usually caused by antibiotics. Cortisone is a steroid used to decrease inflammation when it is not helping but rather causes problems. Like antibacterials for bacteria, a treatment specific for treating yeast should be used. Depending on where it is, the treatment varies. ...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
Use correct cleaning: techniques. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Is it possible to have systematic infection from new ear piercing without localized infection symptoms at piercing site?
Would be: This would be very unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more
Our baby is to have a hindu ear piercing ceremony when she turns 1 with a 22k gold needle. Is it safe should it be sterilized? Any infections to worry
I have an earlobe infection in my right ear piercing, could that cause my right lypmh node on my neck to swell?
Skin & lymph nodes: Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to nearby lymph nodes to recruit more immune system cells to fight the infection. Since the lymph node is busy making more cells to fight infection, it gets bigger and can sometimes even be tender to touch. It will go down after infection is resolved. ...Read more
I recently got my ears pierced and now they are a bit red and there are lots of tiny spots all around my ear piercing. Do I have an infection?
Certainly that: Would be a common complication of piercing. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Is my ear infection and what should I do? I had my 2 ear piercing done like a week ago and had to change the earing on the third day because it was getting a infection from stainless steel earring and i changed them to 14k gold but now it seems to be inf
Need expert advice. What if I use anti-biotic cream and peroxiode, is that safe for my ear piercing?
Ear Piercing: Don't recommend use of alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing ; allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at drug store. ...Read more
Probably none.: A cream will most like not work. You will more than likely need to have the keloid injected with a steroid by someone trained in the use of this. I would recommend a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your PCP may be comfortable with this. If no response you will more than likely need to have this surgically removed. It may recur. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?
Small ear keloid: A small keloid can be very effectively reduced with a dilute injection of appropriate steroid. It would be a first choice, unless a prior injection was unsuccessful. Often, the cause of these keloids can be the metal punch used to create the ear hole, The hole could be ragged, trap skin cells, or scar from poor care. It occurs in all skin types, but creams are not effective. ...Read more
YES: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical or oral?: Usually you can get away with a topical antibiotic to treat these infections. Something like bactroban locally usually does the trick. However, if the infection is severe enough to warrant oral antibiotics, then keflex, Bactrim or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) might be reasonable choices depending on how much MRSA is prevalent in your community. Your doc should know this and pick accordingly. ...Read more
Nickel sulfate: Allergy to nickel is common, usually due to the way the ears were pierced. The allergy occurs when ionized nickel sulfate is absorbed into skin. It is very easy to test metals for this. I have the test in my office. Generally surgical or stainless steel is ok. Better gold ; silver is usually ok. Be sure to check the backs. The buckle on your watch strap and the rivet on your jeans may react if you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ID specialist: (Disclosure: I am an ID specialist) You shouldn't have to live with a continuously infected ear piercing. Before you think of a medicine,you must know if your suffering is caused by an infection or an allergic reaction to the stud put through the piercing. If it is indeed an infection,the right treatment will be based on what is growing from cultures. an ID doctor can help you with your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease the risks of prematurity. ...Read more
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