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Paronychia. Will it be fine without antibiotics if the pus came out?

Paronychia. Will it be fine without antibiotics if the pus came out?

Yes: As long as source control is achieved (i, e, drainage) and the reason for the infection has been addressed (ingrown nail, others), then your immune system can handle the rest of the infection. Just keep the area absolutely clean and wash your hands. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result ?

What antibiotics combination for paronichia;3atacks in6weeks include flucoxacillin, no result  ?

Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more

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What is the good antibiotic for paronychia augmenting or ciprofloxacillin.the dr didn't remove my nail cause no pus but now 7 days still there edema ?

What is the good antibiotic for paronychia augmenting or ciprofloxacillin.the dr didn't remove my nail cause no pus but now 7 days still there edema ?

Skin infection: Antibiotic sometimes cover different bacteria in different parts of the world owing to mutated strains. Both medicines have similar coverages but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has greater activity against gram positive and anaerobic organims. ...Read more

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How to cure pus caused by herpes zoster? Im already taking up oral antibiotic.

How to cure pus caused by herpes zoster? Im already taking up oral antibiotic.

Herpes zoster: Keep taking the antibiotic. The blisters should dry up after a few days. If you're impatient, use a sterile needle and pop the blisters, then clean the area with some soap and water. Then keep the area dry. ...Read more

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Recurrent folliculitis in axillary and pubic region, pain and pus, kindly.Recommend some antibiotic?

Recurrent folliculitis in axillary and pubic region, pain and pus, kindly.Recommend some antibiotic?

Yes : For run of the mill folliculitis (superficial pus pimples) topical Clindamycin 1% gel or lotion with benzoyl peroxide washes (otc 5-10%) daily works well. Make sure this isn't something more serious like hydradenitis superativa. ...Read more

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I had UTI b4 a week I took antibiotic now imy test shows 1-3 % pus cells , no RBC count . Is this normal . But very very little pain in back point .?

I had UTI b4 a week I took antibiotic now imy test shows 1-3 % pus cells , no RBC count . Is this normal . But  very very little pain in back point .?

What is the question: The fact that you are feeling better and no longer have pyuria (pus in urine) is good. If, however, you have had pyelonephritis (kidney infection), one week of antibiotic therapy may not be sufficient. In addition, UTI in a man generally requires a full urologic assessment to discern whether some anatomic defect was responsible for the onset of infection. Please see your doctor again. ...Read more

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A vulvar red swelling, hot ,tender ,no pus yet, should i take sytemic antibiotic ?? or topical Fucidin is enough ???

A vulvar red swelling, hot ,tender ,no pus yet, should i take sytemic antibiotic ?? or topical Fucidin is enough ???

Possible abscess: Probably best to let your doctor decide in person. Selling, pain and redness obviously can mean infection in the form of abscess/cyst. (You know this as you mentioned pus.) If it is a fluid collection, the best treatment is for your doctor to numb and open it. Systemic antibiotics don't really do the trick. You can get redness from yeast, of course. Warm water soaks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe folliculitis on abt 60% of scalp, pus filled odorous about 1/2sq in size Treated with steroid shot and antibiotic neither worked, suggestions?

Consider ID referral: A referral to an Infectious diseases specialist may help to: 1) Determine a specific diagnosis (such as tinea capitis or hydraneitis suppurativa), 2) Prescribe a more appropriate medication (like an anti-fungal agent), 3) Find the source of infection (which you may be re-exposing yourself) , or 4) Connect to other specialists if advanced treatment is necessary (e.g. Anti-TNF therapy). ...Read more

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Will the pus from a stye drain out with the triple antibiotic ointment or will that make it worse?

Will the pus from a stye drain out with the triple antibiotic ointment or will that make it worse?

Little effect: Styes are best treated with frequent applications of very warm wet washcloths. Antibiotics will not penetrate and will make little difference. Use the heat at least 5 times per day for 4-5 minutes at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

Paronychia is an infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more