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Home treatment for coldsores?

Home treatment for coldsores?

Many: Topical use of lavender, tea tree and melissa essential oils can be helpful. Oral use of vitamin c at doses of 2000mg per hour can also help. Decrease the dose if you get loose stools. Applying hydrogen peroxide topically can be useful as well. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A highly contagious skin infection from streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria, causing open skin sores that may ...Read more


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Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more

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Home treatments for an open blister?

Home treatments for an open blister?

Peroxide: Put peroxide on the open blister to clean it first, then put antibiotic ointment over it and cover it with a bandaid. ...Read more

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a yeast infection?

Home remedies for a yeast infection?

Light and air: Yeast does not like light most of all. Think of ways like heat lamps to use light therapy. Careful not to burn yourself. The area needs to be dry so use air by having the site open. ...Read more

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Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Home remedies for the poison ivy?

Wash with brown soap: This must be done right after exposure, or you can use alcohol to wash the affected area immediately. After the rash appears, this could hurt. Use oatmeal compress or bath for itching. You might need to use benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Could you home remedies for a staph infection?

Could you home remedies for a staph infection?

Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need antibiotics. At times staph can cause sepsis and get into the blood stream if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, cancer, on chemo, immunocomprimised then you must see a doctor and forgo the conservative plan. ...Read more

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Stress what is treatment home remidi?

Stress what is treatment home remidi?

Relaxation exercises: Just as Exercise is good for your physical health, relaxation exercises are important for emotional health. There are many on the net, Google the topic. They can be deep breathing exercises, meditation, a relaxation CD. Use them reguarly. ...Read more

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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

Moisturize!!!!: Moisturizing is the most important treatment for dry skin. Olive oil, aloe vera, baby oil. All are okay find a moisturizer that you like best and moisturize often. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more

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At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

Dilute bleach baths: While oral or topical antibiotics would be preferred, you may want to try dilute bleach baths. www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/pe1131.pdf. ...Read more

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Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical. ...Read more

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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimples?

Home remedies for curing pimples?

Not really: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but over-scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can prescribe medicines and look for other medical problems if acne is a lot, or if obesity is also present. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pimples?

Home remedies for pimples?

Home Remedies/Acne: Cut slices of a lemon and squeeze the juice out onto a cotton ball (if you have sensitive skin add a drop of water or two) and you're supposed to leave it on for about 10-30 mins, then you can use a moisturizer.Toothpaste! u take the toothpaste, rub it all over the effected areas, let it dry, then sleep with it. Proactive also works. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for impetigo?

What is the treatment for impetigo?

Antibiotics: A young baby with impetigo may need to be hospitalized for I.V. Antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the impetigo skin infection. Babies older than 2-3 months may use a combination of oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams to treat their impetigo, but even older babies may need I.V. Antibiotics if an infection is widespread or worrisome in any way. ...Read more

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How do you contract impetigo and treatment?

How do you contract impetigo and treatment?

Bacteria: Caused by a bacteria that can be transferred to your skin and get in through skin cracks to cause superficial infection. Usually readily responds to antibiotics. Soap and water and cleanliness are the environmental concerns. ...Read more

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What are rigor fits? And what treatment would you give for impetigo

Chills: Rigors are chills; rigor fits would be the episodes of chills and muscle shivering. Impetigo is treated with topical antibiotics, such as Mupirocin (bactroban), or oral antibiotics if it is severe. ...Read more

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My mom is being treated for impetigo at her NH. The dermatologist wants her areas to be wrapped up. How do I know if treatment is working. ?

My mom is being treated for impetigo at her NH. The dermatologist wants her areas to be wrapped up. How do I know if treatment is working.
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Take a peek: You can always look under the bandages and check for worsening pus or expanding redness. The wraps are possibly to prevent further infection from the environment and spread of the infection locally. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for impetigo?

What are the treatments for impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is highly contagious. Treatment typically involves a prescription topical antibiotic with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for impetigo?

Is there a cure for impetigo?

Impetigo: Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex). If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Urea: Urea cream will slowly peel away top layer of skin to lighten post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 40 per cent is available by prescription but 20 per cent is over the counter. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any home remedies to treat impetigo?

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Can you recommend any home remedies to treat impetigo?

No: Impetigo is a contagious gram positive infection mostly due to staph aureus and/or groupa strep. It is usually very contagious and require prescription antibiotics to cure. Over the counter topical antibiotics often do not provide enough coverage against these bacteria. And, again, frequent hand washing and not sharing towels are essential to preventing further spread of the condition. ...Read more

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What can be done to keep impetigo from spreading from child to child in my home?

Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others often may be carrrying the bacteria, and that culturing, using effective antibiotics, as shown by the culture, and treating the household members, is the only way to prevent recurrent infection in the household. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ impetigo. Still breaking out even w/ trtmnt. Doc is stumped. Could it b something else? 1 other prsn n home has this, just not.As badly

Diagnosed w/ impetigo. Still breaking out even w/ trtmnt.  Doc is stumped. Could it b something else? 1 other prsn n home has this, just not.As badly

Possibly: Impetigo is usually treated with an oral antibiotic (cephalexin or augmentin) plus a topical antibiotic (bactroban (mupirocin) or neosporin). With appropriate treatment should resolve. It is contagious so i would advise the other famfamily member be treated as well. You may need dermatology input if rash continues. ...Read more

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I've been treated for impetigo in the nose twice, it's back again. I developed sinus allergy type symptoms since the first infection. What's the cure?

Nasal hygiene !: You have to treat it more aggressively with antibiotics by mouth and intranasal antibiotic cream! staph impetigo tend to colonize the nasal cavity and emerge after antibiotics is completed! twice a day bactroban intranasal x 5 days repeated for 6 months tend to decrease nasal colonization! regards! ...Read more

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I've been on oral antibiotics for impetigo for 5 days but I keep getting new sores. They're tiny and pop quickly, is this normal during the treatment?

I've been on oral antibiotics for impetigo for 5 days but I keep getting new sores. They're tiny and pop quickly, is this normal during the treatment?

Bacterial culture: usually, impetigo is caused by either staph or strept bacterial infection. You did not mention which antibiotic you are using. I suggest finishing your current Rx ( 10 days) and ask your PCP for antibiotic skin ointment. ...Read more

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What to do if I had impetigo and I don't know what to do?

Antibiotics: If you have impetigo, you need antibiotics. Depending on the location & severity, antibiotic treatment may either be topical ointment or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why can't I get rid of my impetigo? What can I do?

Have you seen your: doctor? If you haven't, you should. There are topical antibiotic treatments and oral antibiotic treatments. If neither of those are working, perhaps you are getting reinfected by another person, yourself or something contaminated in your environment. You should also make sure that it is impetigo and not a herpes infection, or a contact dermatitis, both of which can appear similar. ...Read more

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If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

May heal, not usual: It depends on the size, if it is very small and early stage, the way you clean and wash it and how you avoid spreading can affect the healing. It is very contagious and if you do not control that, it will spread fast and you need the treatment. Most of the times you need treatment but sometimes the nature of the body and immune system takes care of it. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bollous impetigo. How long can it survive on inanimate objects such as towels, clothes, or soap. I don't want to spread it.

Wash and clean: Staph can last for days on surfaces. Wash potentially contaminated clothing and towels and this usually clears the issue from these items. Clean surfaces with lysol disinfectant. ...Read more

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I get little bumps on my chin that crust over and hurt. What is this? I don't think its impetigo because they usually go away within 2-4 weeks but another one comes before the old one can heal

This : This does sound like impetigo, expecially if the crust is honey colored. Maybe you are not taking the right antibiotic, or not taking it for long enough. If you stop the treatment early for any reason, the infection can return fairly quickly. On the other hand this may be a dermatitis, allergic reaction, or even folliculitis. I recommend you go back to the doctor that treated you and be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more