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Can you put fucidin cream on abscess? I have one at the crease of where my upper thigh meets my right buttock. Its like a very painful but not white.

Can you put fucidin cream on abscess? I have one at the crease of where my upper thigh meets my right buttock. Its like a very painful but not white.

Open or closed?: An abscess is a collection of pus. If you have a skin abscess and it has not yet opened, no medicine on the skin will help. If it is swollen but pus has not formed, then moist heat can sometimes help. In many cases it is wise for a doctor to drain it--see one! If it HAS opened, then the drainage of pus is the only thing needed for it to start healing; keep it clean and open as best you can. Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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I have a vulvar abcess, red, hot, tender and swollen should I take systemic antibiotic? Or topical Fucidin is enough??

I have a vulvar abcess, red, hot, tender and swollen should I take systemic antibiotic? Or topical Fucidin is enough??

See your doctor: Pamela, If you truly have an abscess, it needs to be drained. In addition, you may need systemic antibiotics. See your doctor who can do a complete exam. Hope this helps! Read more

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I have a vulvar abcess, red, hot, tender, swollen. Red vagina with yellowgreen discharg should I take systemic antibiotic? Or topical Fucidin is enough?

I have a vulvar abcess, red, hot, tender, swollen. Red vagina with yellowgreen discharg should I take systemic antibiotic? Or topical Fucidin is enough?

Seek help: A vulvar abscess should be addressed by your doctor to determine if it needs to be drained or if there is a more complicated infection. Read more

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Does Fucidin have zinc in it?

Does Fucidin have zinc in it?

No: Fucidin cream is a topical antibiotic that treats numerous topical (except for pseudomonal) infections. It contains sodium fusidate. As far as I am aware, it does not contain zinc. Read more

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Is Fucidin and neomycin the same?

Is Fucidin and neomycin the same?

Antibiotic Cream: They are two different chemicals that are antibacterial. Read more

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Does Fucidin cream have zinc in it?

Does Fucidin cream have zinc in it?

No: Fucidin cream is a topical antibiotic that treats numerous topical (except for pseudomonal) infections. It contains sodium fusidate. As far as I am aware, it does not contain zinc. Read more

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Can I use Fucidin H for itching anal?

Can I use Fucidin H for itching anal?

FucidinH: Yes - this is what it is designed to do - it contains a steroid and Fucidic acid. It works quite well for itch. Read more

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Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Unlikely combination: I don't know of any reported interactions between fucidin cream and the common skin lighteners, which usually use hydroquinone as their active ingredient. But I've never run into a situation where both were used at the same time on the same area of skin. Dark spots are not usually infected, and vice versa. Read more

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I have been using Fucidin h and it is causing a rash like look with red blotches.?

I have been using Fucidin h and it is causing a rash like look with red blotches.?

Poss allergic rxn: Although used to treat dermatitis, this and virtually any other topical cream could cause an allergic or irritant reaction, which would show up as a red, irritated and often itchy area. I'd recommend you consult with your dermatologist to evaluate the reaction, and recommend proper skin care measures and treatment. Read more

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Why does my 6 yr old son have impetigo at least every few months? He has had it since he was a year old. Currently we use Fucidin to control it.

Why does my 6 yr old son have impetigo at least every few months? He has had it since he was a year old. Currently we use Fucidin to control it.

Likely colonization: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin, most often caused by staph aureus. This bacteri is sometimes colonized in the nostrils of those with chronic hay fever or sinusitis, and in patients with extensive eczema. Your doctor can take a swab bacterial culture of your son's nostrils. If positive, your doctor may prescribe a topical antibacterial medicine to reduce colonization. Read more

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What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

What is the best nappy/barrier cream for babies as my little one was prescribed even with Fucidin but did not do the tricks, he screams in pain?

Bad diaper rash?: Rashes are hard to describe in words, so for bad diaper rashes, visits to the doctor may be needed. Haven't heard of fucidin (websites say it is an antibacterial cream; not in the U.S. Perhaps). For babies with bad diaper rashes, we know that not wearing a diaper will help. Zinc oxide creams help, but one must not rub the skin when trying to clean the butt. Anti-yeast creams may be added, etc... Read more

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I had last week a pimple like a pea on the upper of my buthole it hurted only when I wipe I put fucidin on it now its smaller and white! Is it serious?

I had last week a pimple like a pea on the upper of my buthole it hurted only when I wipe I put fucidin on it now its smaller and white! Is it serious?

? abscess: Sounds like a small peri-rectal abscess. That is a collection of infection and pus in a little opening in the skin, Would continue using the ointment and see your doctor if it gets tender again Read more

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Could Fucidin get rid of brown spots?

Could Fucidin get rid of brown spots?

Fucidin: Fucidin cream and ointment are used to treat skin infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. Brown spots are unlikely to be bacterial in nature, and thus fucidin is probably not useful in this case. Read more

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Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Can Fucidin cream 2% be used for diaper rashes?

Proper Dx first: A number of different conditions may present as "diaper rash." Read more