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Can your body defend itself against bacteria in a cut without antibiotics? I think it's awful to rely on antibiotics so much. So I am using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)

Can your body defend itself against bacteria in a cut without antibiotics? I think it's awful to rely on antibiotics so much. So I am using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)

Yes, of course...: ...the body defends itself against infections in cuts, without antibiotics. Antibiotics have only been available for 75-80 years, but through the ages, most wounds didn't get seriously infected. Even now, antibiotics are not usually used to prevent infection in cuts; the main medical advice is to just keep the wound clean and dry. And FYI, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Does witch hazel have anti bacterial effects?

Does witch hazel have anti bacterial effects?

No: Witch hazel is a strong antioxidant and astringent (causes contraction of tissues) applied externally to sores, bruises, and swelling. Based on the components of the plant extract, there are no significant antibacterial properties in witch hazel. ...Read more

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What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

Talk to your MD's: There are several antibiotics that can safely be taken by breastfeeding mothers. There is not one "best" antibiotic. The type of infection being treated will affect the choice of antibiotic. You can always call you baby's pediatrician to verify if a medicine is safe for the baby. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil anti bacterial soap good for itchy neck?

Is cetaphil anti bacterial soap good for itchy neck?

Itchy Neck: Your neck can itch as a result of an allergic reaction to perfume, soaps, food, medication, cosmetics or jewelry, as well as insect bites, lice, sunburn, sunspots and even herpes zoster. In addition, skin conditions such as acne, eczema, tinea or impetigo can be the root of the problem. You must treat the cause so see a dermatologist. You could try hyrocortisone. ...Read more

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Can using anti bacterial spray several times a week without the window open but in a room that is medium sized cause asthma?

Can using anti bacterial spray several times a week without the window open but in a room that is medium sized cause asthma?

Trigger vs cause: If you have or develop asthma, it is likely in your genes and that of other family members.It may show up in early childhood or later. There are a variety of triggers:weather changes,infections, environmental irritants. Chlorine gas will make everyone wheeze at the right dose. Any chemical spray could trigger an event.However, that does not give asthma to someone who does not have it. ...Read more

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Bacitracin And Polymyxin (Definition)

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Polysporin (Definition)

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