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Doctor insights on: Foban Medication

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Is there any side effect of foban?

Is there any side effect of foban?

Foban – ointment?: The active ingredient in Foban is sodium fusidate. Possible side effects include skin rash, skin redness, pain & itching. Rare side effects include blisters, angioedema. Long-term use has potential to develop antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

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Can Foban Cream be used for thrush??

Can Foban Cream be used for thrush??

No: It is an antibacterial cream. You need an antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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What is foban cream used for? Can I use it for an abrasion?

What is foban cream used for? Can I use it for an abrasion?

Foban Cream: Foban cream is a topical treatment for bacterial skin infections. It could be used for an abrasion that is infected. ...Read more

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Can I apply fusidic acid cream to treat paronychia without pus?

Can I apply fusidic acid cream to treat paronychia without pus?

NO: It should be used in combination with gentamicin otherwise you promote the development of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Can foban cream be applied to wound on face. The main point is will it slow down the healing process? I want the wound to heal as soon as possible thx

Can foban cream be applied to wound on face. The main point is will it slow down the healing process? I want the wound to heal as soon as possible thx

Foban is safe: Foban is a trade name for a mild, compounded antibiotic. It's safe to use on the face or any other skin surface. It should help healing of an open wound infected with common bacteria (staph, strep). ...Read more

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Is foban cream good for facial skin healing. I have wound on the face and the doctor gave me foban cream for usage. Is foban cream good for heal? Thx

Is foban cream good for facial skin healing. I have wound on the face and the doctor gave me foban cream for usage. Is foban cream good for heal? Thx

Topical antibiotic: The face has an amazing ability to heal. The use of a topical antibiotic such as Foban is rarely indicated except with proven staphylococcal infections. I would suggest a mild cream such as Nivea massaged on the wound twice daily. ...Read more

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Will foban delays the time of scabbing of a wound on face? I want the wound to have scab as soon as possible. Soshould I use foban cream or do nothin?

Will foban delays the time of scabbing of a wound on face? I want the wound to have scab as soon as possible. Soshould I use foban cream or do nothin?

Wrong question: Throw away the foban. A scab is NOT desirable for best healing. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. Water is good for it. No antibiotic or antiseptic is of the slightest benefit except as lubrication. They may cause allergic reactions. Wounds heal better without any of them!!!! ...Read more

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Is it ok to often use antibiotic cream on the skin for itch? I often use fusidic acid cream

Is it ok to often use antibiotic cream on the skin for itch? I often use fusidic acid cream

Not recommended: As harmless as an antibiotic cream might seem, it is actually absorbed into the skin and the rest of the body. That means different germs 'see' this medication and can generate resistance to it - which may be an issue down the road. (Hopefully never but you can't predict the future). Better to find out what exactly is causing the rash and base your treatment on that. A dermatologist may be of help ...Read more

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Is fusinol which contains fusidic acid and beclomethasone dipropuonate. Safe in pregnancy as m 7 mnths pregnant..

Is fusinol which contains fusidic acid and beclomethasone dipropuonate. Safe in pregnancy as m 7 mnths pregnant..

Yes but: Used as directed it is safe, containing an antibiotic and a topical steroid. However postpartum it does appear in breast milk and needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My derm. Lanced me somemilia onface then I put fusidic acid on! Wound.4 ds later red patchs. He toldme its allergy but iused thiscream a lot & nothig happ?

My derm. Lanced me somemilia onface then I put fusidic acid on! Wound.4 ds later red patchs. He toldme its allergy but iused thiscream a lot & nothig happ?

Allergic now: Your body needs to have been exposed to a substance before to become sensitized to it. This is why babies have few allergies compared to adults. Stop the medicine as your dr advised and ask if should use Hydrocortisone cream to speed resolution of the red patches. ...Read more

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My dermatologist inject my keloid and its flattening. She ask me to apply the fusidic acid on the keloid on my chest. What is the use of fusidic acid?

My dermatologist inject my keloid and its flattening. She ask me to apply the fusidic acid on the keloid on my chest. What is the use of fusidic acid?

Two possibilities: This medication is a combination of an antibiotic (fusidic acid) and a corticosteroid (hydrocortisone). The antibiotic will help prevent infection and the topical steroid may help shrink the keloid. ...Read more

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Do! Allergic reaction on face in! Form red patchs dt. Top. Fusidic acid antib. Can leave any hypepig. Or marks when it fades? Btw im fitzpatrick score3

Probably not: You are having an allergic reaction to a topical antibiotic cream. Stop usung it and take an antihistamine if you are red and itching. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help this. When the allergic reaction stops it will go away and your skin will not hyperpigment. Avoid ever putting antibiotic cream on your face it is oily and can cause acne. ...Read more

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What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

What happens if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

Eye drops: The drops are mild, for the yes, any drops used in eyes, go through tear ducts in nose, and there on to throat, as in tears we swallow them ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?

No harm at all: When you apply these drops to your eyes, some of it passes down the lacrimal drainage system into your nose and then down your throat with no harm. A direct application of a drop into the throat will do no harm. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing C. Diff infection when taking Clindamycin 1800mg/day and Fusidic Acid 1500mg/day for 10 days and probiotics?

What are the chances of developing C. Diff infection when taking Clindamycin 1800mg/day and Fusidic Acid 1500mg/day for 10 days and probiotics?

Always a Risk: Anytime you significantly alter the normal gut flora with antibiotics you run the risk of C. Diff overgrowth it's associated complications. ...Read more

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I had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

I had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

Cuts are other thing: Angular cheilosis or cuts in the corner of the mouth can be fungal, can be caused by a vitamin deficiency, can be caused by an overclosed bite or dentition, or a number of problems. If the antifungal cream was used for 2 weeks and did not work may assume that it is the wrong medication or it is not fungal. An Oral Surgeon should be seen. ...Read more

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Had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using now). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

Had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using now). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

When it is healed: Keep using the cream and don't kiss until the cut heals. Probably will take 5-7 days. If it doesn't heal or keeps breaking open, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which Fucidin to apply to the inflamed ear after ear piercing? Fusidic acid Fucidin the red one or sodium fusidate Fucidin the orange one?!

Which Fucidin to apply to the inflamed ear after ear piercing? Fusidic acid Fucidin the red one or sodium fusidate Fucidin the orange one?!

See physician: Fusidic acid is bacteriostatic and prone to resistance. Inflamed ear after piercing with redness and or pus may necessitate an oral antibiotic depending on the severity. Warm compresses and medical follow up may be warranted. ...Read more

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Eye infection for 17 days, prescribed chloramphenicol and Fusidic acid eye drops, none have worked. Also tried using nothing, what else can help?

Eye infection for 17 days, prescribed chloramphenicol and Fusidic acid eye drops, none have worked. Also tried using nothing, what else can help?

Change is needed: Stop your present treatment and just use warm compresses and preservative free artificial tears and have your ophthalmologist re-evaluate your condition ...Read more

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ingrown hair, pubic area, I scratched in sleep. It has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. Leaking pus and swollen. Will fusidic acid help?

ingrown hair, pubic area, I scratched in sleep. It has burst & also caused a very deep cut next to it. Leaking pus and swollen. Will fusidic acid help?

Folliculitis: Would see a doctor- for any need for antibiotic. Do not know about fusidic acid helping this. Can apply triple antibiotic ointment and warm compress while maintaining hygiene. ...Read more

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I've allergic react on my face dt fusidic acid cream. There is red patches ;my derm gave me steroid cream, syst antiallerg ;can this leave any hyperpigm?

I've allergic react on my face dt fusidic acid cream. There is red patches ;my derm gave me steroid cream, syst antiallerg ;can this leave any hyperpigm?

Depends on skin type: In hungary you are probably a lower fitzpatrick score type 1 or 2 and you should be able to tolerate any skin abuse. Red patches should clear up and leave no problem if this is an allergic response. Hyperpigmentation usually occurs secondary to an invasive skin procedure like chemical peel, cosmetic laser. ...Read more

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Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Most say 'remove': I know that the majority of doctors would advice removal and it couldn't be a bad idea. If you can call the doc you saw to clarify, do it. If you think it a wise idea, do it. Healing will be faster and cleanliness easier. Up to you - best wishes. ...Read more