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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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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

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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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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?

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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Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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How serious is impetigo?

How serious is impetigo?

Can be : If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection , an infection that you do not want to ignore ! ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more