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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impetigo : You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up . Good luck ...Read more
Impetigo: just apply a small bandaid on it it would look less conspicuous ...Read more
I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban for 10 days.The bactroban is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?
Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?
Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasal passages or on your skin, esp hands and fingers. There are antibiotic ointments that can help it clear; sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary if it is widespread. Washing hands and using hand gels can keep it away! may need to see your dr for rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impetigo: Take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of clorox. Soak for 20-30 minutes at least twice a day. After the bath apply an antibiotic ointment to individual lesions. Also apply the antibiotic ointment in your nasal nares four times a day. Make sure you keep your towel seperate ...Read more
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