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Fucidin For An Abscess
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
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, swollen. Red vagina with yellowgreen discharg should I take systemic antibiotic? Or topical Fucidin is enough?
Fucidin yes: There is a fucidin tablet that can be taken orally. Read more
At first my dr gave me I roaccutan course for 3 months with some creams like fucidin and acretin, then after a year another dr gave me a tabocine for?
What: Are you receiving the treatments for and are the effective Read more
I have a cream called fucidin-H I want to use but the box says use within 3 months of opening expires in 2017. I used it in March. Can I still use it?
Follow instructions: Just follow instructions. It may not harm you but it may not be that effective Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I wanna ask if possible to used the fucidin cream in around the vigina cos I feel itchy. Thanks.
Might help: Best result if you see Dr to identify the cause. Different treatments for different conditions. Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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