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How To Get Rid Of Staph From The Household
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
Very diffifult: Bed bugs are resistant to many insecticides, and they can switch genes to suddenly 'develop' resistance to a new ones.. Discard stuffed furniture and clean throuougly in the nooks/crannies of what is left, especially near the infected furniture. Bugs can hide behind basebords etc. Avoidance works best. After travel put all your clothes into the dryer for 20 min and leave the suitcase outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: There are a large numbers of conditions that could account for discoloration of the face. I would need more specifics. If you are bothered by it, you should seek consultation with your primary physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more
With effort.: Management is with pesticides (pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion), and other approaches. These include vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses. The carbamate insecticide propoxur is highly toxic to bed bugs, but is not yet approved in the U.S. Because it might be toxic to children. Resistance to other pesticides can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better to prevent: A partial thickness burn is characterized by blister formation. Having treated burns for 25+ years, my advice is to unroof the blister and expose the raw surface underneath. This eliminates the possibility of the blister fluid becoming infected and converting the burn to full thickness. Wash with soap/water 1-2x/day, apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. If infected, see a doctor. ...Read more
Rx Meds: Topical application of a scabicide for 8-14 hours with a repeat treatment is a week is the common approach. Additional meds used to help itching or for occasional superficial skin infections may be needed. ...Read more
Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some being more resistant to antibiotics (such as MRSA strains) than others, and with some being more dangerous than others. The location and the background health of the patient also determines the kind of antibiotic treatment, so a doctor is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Recurrent underarm "boils" may be related to the carriage of staph bacteria in the skin and should be treated with topical antistaph antibiotics. There are other confounding factors including diabetes, the diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurtiva etc. You should have this conditions evaluated by you dermatologist. ...Read more
Home remedies/acne: You might want to try lemons or oranges. Some people will directly apply lemon juice, others with cut it in half and rub directly on the skin (gently!) you can also make of pulp of the peels and apply. Either way the vit c found in these fruits is good for your skin, it is soothing and anti-inflammatory. The acids will help encourage exfoliation, which is also good for acne. ...Read more
Homeopathy: If you are talking about true influrnza, nothing gets rid of it quickly. The most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. Avoid tamiflu- barely helps, serious side effects! my favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep clean and dry: Go to high-quality booths and keep your skin clean and dry. Wash immediately after the session. ...Read more
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