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Medicine For Furuncle
Hi.M getting head boils from last 2 years...Its paining..Plz tell sme medicine tht helps...I hve oily skin?
Antibiotics: A doctor should be giving it to you to make sure the cause is treated. Most of the time a boil has to be drained for antibiotics to work and penetrate the area of infection. Just make sure quinolones and tetracyclines are not used. ...Read more
My kids age 9 2 and 1 recently got boils dr put them on medicine what can I do to make sure they don't get them again what can I do to get rid of it?
Staph: Have all family members' noses cultured by the doctor to detect Staph germs. ...Read more
Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more
Due to back waxing my back got mini boils aftr 1week ..Its all over...Pls suggest what oinment/ cream/ medicine to apply to get rid of it?
Folliculitis: The follicles are inflames most likely the waxing can allow for secondary infections to occur so if yo get warm hot tender or develop a fever go to your doctor. Supportive care is warm soaks possibly adding some topical antibiotics like neosporin but not the the entire back at one time. As i said if things get worse you may need oral antibiotics ...Read more
Im 5weeks pregnant and i had a boils last week and I have new one today. Is this ok? What can I do to get rid of this whitout taking medicine? Thank u
Doctor I have small rashes kind boils if i eat levocetrizine it will go again it will come please suggest some medicines?
You must: You must see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What to do if i'm getting boils in my buttocks. Have no diabetes and don't want to take medicines.Natural therapy possible?
MRSA?: You should be evaluated and have those boils cultured! You might have an important infection that natural therapies won't help. I'm the first to choose natural over prescription, but you need to be checked. ...Read more
Hai doctor, I am using medicines for BP,olmesartan 20 mg and metaprlol50mg.Can I use megapen 500mg for for my heat boils ?
Here are some...: An antibiotics like Megapen should theoretically not interfere the effects of both antihypertensives you are using since they belongs to entirely different categories. If still worrying, read the drug info inserts in detail or ask the prescribing doctor. Besides, not all drugs are tested with all other drugs, but just something potentially relevant. Yet, be alert to report possible side effects... ...Read more
I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. which one is for them?
Caution: I would choose Clindamycin over Amox as I suspect you have MRSA .... BUT it is very unwise to take old medicines and left over meds means you didn't complete the original treatment. Not taking the full course of antibiotics only partially treats the germ - kills the weak ones and teaches the strong ones to fight harder next time. Soon the meds may not work. See your MD to get full course again. http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ ...Read more
I have boils on my buttocks. I don't have diabetes and don't want to take medicine - can you recommend a natural treatment?
Hot compresses: If no better, see md take meds ! to prevent 'natural death' from infection that goes into blood stream! ...Read more
Why do I get boils after my period? I didn't start to get them until i started taking thyroid medicine. I have my levels checked every month .
Not related to meds: Your symptoms of boils with periods are not related to your thyroid meds and i can find a reason for you to get boils with periods.You should get a thorough physical exam including blood test to find the cause of your boils every month. ...Read more
If 5 mth. Old baby has mrsa(the skin disease that causes boils) doctor gave her medicine but what soap to wash her with? She also has ezema on skin.
Baby w/MRSA & eczema: People with eczema often have increased numbers of staph on their skin. Staph worsen eczema by releasing their antigens onto skin which causes more inflammation. Studies show that improving eczema decreases those numbers. Your baby has antibiotics to treat the mrsa. Doing bleach baths with oatmeal bath powder and 1 tbs of clorox per baby tub mixed well and used daily helps decrease surface staph. ...Read more
I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?
Skin infections: A furuncle also called, a boil is a deep folliculitis; or infection of a hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin with an accumulation of pus and dead tissue. A carbuncle is an infection larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, . ...Read more
It happend me three times to geta+1cm furuncle/furunculus around the bottomit took about5days, andthenitstarted to disappear after poppingabitconcern?
Where?: Where are you getting these furuncles? Generally, small infections such as a furuncles resolves on its own, other times a short course of antibiotics is warranted. They fact that they are recurring is not a concern. See a doctor for further assessment. ...Read more
What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils?
Definitionally, : Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, tender, red nodule that becomes painful and fluctuant (fluid-filled). A carbuncle are multiple furuncles grouped together, usually involving deeper layers of skin (i.e., fat). ...Read more
Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot tub folliculitis". Usually, no treatment is needed other than stopping use of the hot tub, but it occasionally does require oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more
Easy no, but yes can: First of all make sure your hygeine is good. If you sweat alot, you might need to bath twice a day. Make sure your diet is healthy. If the furuncle is large and painful it might need to be cut open in the office and have the pus drain out. You might need antibiotics. See a family doctor or a dermatologist for help and advice. ...Read more
Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer