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Fucidin For An Abscess
It depends.: It is never a good idea to "recycle" antibiotics or any other prescription medicine. Some antibiotics might work for both infections but it is unlikely you would have enough to treat the wound. Also, some wound infections need to be cleaned, drained, or otherwise treated to remove the source of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only sometimes: Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone. Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Most strains of this bacteria are resistant to zithromax. If it is MRSA septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS overkill for inflamed/possibly infected cystic pimple. Drained by derm today, awaiting culture. Also script for mupirocin & hibiclens.
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
Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR be a good antibiotic for a suspected an ear infection?
Probably not: Bactrin is not normally prescribed for tooth infections. You need to make an appointment with a local dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated.. Antibiotics will not fix the problem. ...Read more
My 8 yr old son has a toe infection. Dr. Prescribed an antibiotic cream (Fucidin) & an oral antibiotic. Is it ok to just try the cream by itself?
Follow your doctor's: advice, he or she judged better, your son will be fine, good luck ...Read more
Ibuprofen: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad to place at the side of the head.This seems to provide some relief.Some viral infections will self heal within 3 days. If pain persists, an office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more
Depends on site: It depends on the site of infection.Most middle ear infections which are severe and associated with fever or discharge will need antibiotics with broad coverage like Augmentin or fluoroquinolone if suspected bacterial infection for otitis externa(outer ear infection)usually topical(local antibiotis)like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be enough ear lobe infection local antibiotic cream like bactroban may be used. ...Read more