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Impetigo Treated Will Heal
Gives it a chance: If the wound tissue has been invaded by a "bug" sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) it will help. It still doesn't heal the wound. It removes the offending agent and toxins slowing healing giving the body a chance to get the correct cells on site to get to work on the wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: In england and japan, many cases of appendicitis are treated with antibiotics only and the patient never has an appendix surgery. They report that less than 20% need surgery at a later date. In the us, surgery with antibiotics is the most common treatment for appendicitis. Sometimes a ruptured appendicitis with abscess is treated by ct scan guided drainage first. ...Read more
Wound healing: This is too general of a question since there are many types of wounds in many different locations that affect the healing rate. There are arterial, venous, pressure, trauma, mixed wound types, vasculitic wounds, just for a short list of the most common types of wounds. Each of these has their own treatment and healing course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more
First product.......: Antibiotic ointments are heavily marketed, available and used for first product on a new wound. They are oil based. The antibiotics they contain; not prescription. Wash the wound with mild soap, rinse well with water, hairdryer the area, cover with gauze and get to your doc with a serious wound. Occasionally wound care gets delayed by hopes the antibiotic ointment will cure. ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
No and maybe. : If you mean with no treatment, the answer would be no. If you mean are there other treatments besides antibiotics that can cure a wound infection the answer is yes it is a possibility. If infection is superficial, a topical approach with excellent cleansing and topical antimicrobial ointments or dressing products can work together with your immune system to cure a wound infection. It can be risky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek treatment : The human body when injured promptly sets upon the task of attempting to heal itself. If the injury itself does not compromise the functioning of a vital organ then when given enough time any injury involving the "soft tissues" of the body can heal. The caveat however is that if not treated appropriately underlying injuries can be missed , infectious and cosmetic complication can also arise. ...Read more
Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I’m on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer