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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? I'm already taking up oral antibiotic.

How to cure pus caused by herpes zoster? I'm 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

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Boil on toe, clear jelly like pus. Treated with antibiotic ointment. Boil dry up but grow again in 2 weeks.

Boil on toe, clear jelly like pus. Treated with antibiotic ointment. Boil dry up but grow again in 2 weeks.

Abcess: Likely should have it lanced to drain it, soak in warm water at home with epsom salt, if breaks open great will heal, if recurs get culture of it if have insurance or if red, pus, swollen get antibiotics, 'keflex and bactrim[covers mrsa] ...Read more

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My urine test results are urine micro pus cells 25-30, epithelial cells 20-25.My doc have given antibiotic without having culture test done. Is it ok?

My urine test results are urine micro pus cells 25-30, epithelial cells 20-25.My doc have given antibiotic without having culture test done. Is it ok?

Not at all: That is not right. The first thing would be to repeat the urinalysis since there were skin cells, ie, contamination, on the collection. These skin cells could have been the source of the wbcs. Also, how would he know if the antibiotic would properly treat this infection if there was no culture to base it upon. Pls repeat the test. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again. Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again. Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

Virus or strep?: The white stuff you see is called an exudate. Tonsillitis
with exudate is not always caused by strep. That's why it is important to take a throat culture to make a definitive diagnosis you child may have an adenovirus which cause exudative tonsillitis but does not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again. Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again. Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

A week or so: Strep is usually not resistant to antibiotics. Some times the antibiotics have a hard time penetrating into the tissue. Sometimes kids can have a year with multiple strep infections. Don't worry. It gets better. ...Read more

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For the last week I have had a red throbbing nose, I have numerous pus balls inside nose I let them out with a needle and apply batriban antibiotic cr?

For the last week I have had a red throbbing nose, I have numerous pus balls inside nose I let them out with a needle and apply batriban antibiotic cr?

Staph aureus: This sounds as if you may well have a staphylococcal infection in your nose, and the potential complications can be life-threatening. Would not treat this yourself and would advise seeing a physician for diagnosis and management asap. ...Read more

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There is a small pus pocket in the back of my throat. Would amoxicillin or another antibiotic clear this up?

There is a small pus pocket in the back of my throat. Would amoxicillin or another antibiotic clear this up?

Pus: A strep test should be done. Your pcp could do it. If it is not strep, it could be mono. There is a test for that too. amoxil is the treatment for strep, but you should be tested first. ...Read more

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Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected? Urgent care?

Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected? Urgent care?

As long as it's open: & not anymore than an uncovered blister, it will heal. Keep it clean, wash (scrub) it 3-4 times a day. That will get the crud off the top, may not feel good but unroofing it is good. Then if available to you cover with Silvadine cream, if not an antibiotic ointment. You want to keep it clean & not let it crust over. Keeping it covered with a band aid will keep it moist. ...Read more

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That's a lump in my belly button it hearts it stated when I poked it and there's brown pus I have yeast cream and antibiotic but can it be a hernia?

That's a lump in my belly button it hearts it stated when I poked it and there's brown pus I have yeast cream and antibiotic but can it be a hernia?

Doubtful: Hernias typically only cause skin ulceration when very large. Sounds more like an infected skin appendage such as a hair follicle or sweat gland. You should call a doctor however for a physical exam to check it out soon - before the weekend. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter has a painful small "crusted, pus looking" spot on her ear. One Dr said staph, one thinks it's an infected bug bite. Topical antibiotic was given. What else should we be looking for. We were also advised to keep her from swimming, wha

My 5 yr old daughter has a painful small "crusted, pus looking" spot on her ear. One Dr said staph, one thinks it's an infected bug bite. Topical antibiotic was given. What else should we be looking for. We were also advised to keep her from swimming, wha

INFECTION ON EAR?: THERE IS A CONDITION CALLED IMPETIGO.
IT IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS SKIN INFECTION CAUSED BY STREP AND STAPH GERMS.
SURFACE MEDICATIONS OFTEN CLEAR THIS UP IN A FEW DAYS. SOME TIMES ORAL ANTIBIOTICS WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE CONDITION LINGERS OR SPREADS. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have more pus pockets appear while on antibotics? I am on day 3 of antiboics and have noticed 2 new pockets

No: It is never normal to have pus pockets appear. They represent your body's efforts to rid itself of an unwanted thing (think: splinter). See your dentist for a determination of the source of your complaint (root canal or gums) asap. ...Read more

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How to take care of pus created by herpes zoster? Is it okay to take antiobiotic together with antiviral?

How to take care of pus created by herpes zoster? Is it okay to take antiobiotic together with antiviral?

Yes but u need: To call your doc to see if your doc thinks they are secondarily infected or not which they may or may not be, please call your doc. ...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


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Paronychia (Definition)

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