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I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban (mupirocin) for 10 days.The bactroban (mupirocin) is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?

I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban (mupirocin) for 10 days.The bactroban (mupirocin) is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?

Stop the bactroban (mupirocin): You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban (mupirocin) & should stop it immediately. Call your dr so the information can be reviewed & get into your medical record. If your dr wants to continue an ointment for the sores there are others out there that can be used. ...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?

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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What medicine is typically used for impetigo under the nose?

What medicine is typically used for impetigo under the nose?

Topical antibiotic: The bacteria that's commonly the cause of impetigo is staph aureus, which responds to prescription topical antibiotics. If your doctor determines that you are a carrier of staph, he/she will prescribe you a topical antibiotic to apply to your nostrils. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i cover a gauze bandage or cotton on impetigo on my nose?

Impetigo : You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up . Good luck ...Read more

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Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more

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Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Make sure your doc knows how bad you're feeling! ...Read more

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I had allergy issues this week since sunday soar/itchy throat sneezing watery eyes nose stopped up my nose is dry feel cut inside nose how to heal it?

I had allergy issues this week since sunday soar/itchy throat sneezing watery eyes nose stopped up my nose is dry feel cut inside nose how to heal it?

Antihistaminics: You may use over the counter anti-histaminics, especially the non-drowsy ones, like loratadine (claritin) or cetirizine (zyrtec). use daily during your allergy sea on. It takes a week to feel full relief. You may use the ones with decongestants if you do not have high blood pressure, heart problems or pregnant, also OTC nasal steroids (nasacort) can help ...Read more

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A cut inside my nose wont heal?

A cut inside my nose wont heal?

Cut inside nose: Hello, when a sore is present inside your nose for any longer than 2-3 days, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It could be an infection that needs specific antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a cut inside my nose to heal? It's been a week and it bleeds a lot every 1-2 days

How long will it take for a cut inside my nose to heal? It's been a week and it bleeds a lot every 1-2 days

Usually: heals in a week unless u keep picking ur nose. if it does not stop in 2 wks u may have injury near blood vessels and may see MD for cautery ...Read more

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From burning in the nose of nasal spray i lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and i get the sense back?

From burning in the nose of nasal spray i lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and i get the sense back?

No guarantees.: See an ENT or allergist for a thorough evaluation. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/anosmia-loss-of-smell. ...Read more

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Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal

Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal

Usually: but only if you leave it alone. Any infection should also be treated. Be sure to aim your nasal sprays towards the side and not the middle of the nose. ...Read more

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I have just recovered from sinus infection.(self diagnosis) Every time I clean or touch inside my nose blood comes out.When would blood vessels heal ?

I have just recovered from sinus infection.(self diagnosis) Every time I clean or touch inside my nose blood comes out.When would blood vessels heal ?

Avoid trauma: to the area. Use petroleum based emollient topically and humidifier in your room. If this does not help, see a doctor for more accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Certain medications and hereditary disorders can also predispose you to easy bleeding. ...Read more

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