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Poultice For Boils
Do i need to treat my minor, reoccurring MRSA lesions with an antibiotic? Currently using hibiclens and antibacterial soap. Currently treating the MRSA lesions with hibiclens and dial antibacterial soap. Letting the lesions drain and keeping them covered.
My : My short answer to your question is no, minor lesions need not be treated. Continued and misguided use of antibiotics can cause resistance to arise in other organisms in your body. Some of the lesions that are popping up are likely results of colonizations. The hibiclens your using is excellent. It leaves an invisible anti-bacterial coating on the skin to decrease skin colonization numbers. Continue to do this. Many docs will try using sulfa and clindamycin...These too commonly fail anyway and are not parts to my regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which antibiotic is best for a small area of cellulitis dt.mosquito bite; ofloxacin or azithromycin??
Vaginal?: Can apply inside of vagina and to labia. ...Read more
What antibiotics who you suggest for herpes and can I use silver sulfadiazine cream for the outside area.
Acyclovir and others: The only "antibiotics" that can help herpes are antiviral drugs like acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir. For a new infection, oral treatment is quite helpful. They are not very effective against recurrent outbreaks, and creams or ointments usually don't work at all. Onging oral treatment can help prevent outbreaks. Sulfadiazine won't help at all. See a doctor experienced in herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
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
What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.
Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, won't work: This sort of thing might be soothing for a few minutes, but that's all. It will not cure boils or make them heal faster. See a doctor for professional examination and advice. ...Read more
How should you treat a boil naturally that has become infected? I have been taking epsom salt baths and put apple cider vinegar. Will silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) work
70% body covered in staph, on course of tetracycline for 6wks. I don't care for that type of antibiotic. Is there home remedies to care for the itch?
Went to urgent care for small inflamed pimple. They looked at it, infected hair follicle prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t. Preferred this over mupirocin. .. Ok?
I got a boil can I use any of these for boils neomycin, saframycin and miconazole nitrate can I use any of them to cure boils?
NO: A single, isolated boil will heal faster when it drains. If it does not drain on its own, hot soaks may help. A dr can drain it with simple surgery. Antibiotics do not help. Miconazole is for yeast ; fungus, not boils. The other 2 should never be used on skin because they are useless that way and are prone to cause allergic reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS overkill for inflamed/possibly infected cystic pimple. Drained by derm today, awaiting culture. Also script for mupirocin & hibiclens.
Sure you should?: While there is a little evidence that honey can be helpful to wound healing, in my experience we have many, many products (alginates made from seaweed, for example) more useful than honey. Any wound that has been open long enough to need honey needs evaluation by a doctor with expertise in wound healing. Ask him or her if honey would be appropriate for the wound in question. ...Read more
Don't do it.: Sounds like onion and mustard are key ingredients. However I am not sure how you would apply it and i don't know of any physician who would recommend it. ...Read more
I applied garlic poultice w/ coconut oil/guaze to arches/soles of feet for a few days and slept overnight-large pieces of skin on arches peeling-why?
Sounds like: your feet got macerated, or to moist. If you left the garlic poultice and coconut oil on your feet for long periods of time the feet got to wet and the skin peeled. Leave the poultice off for a few days and if you have loose skin don't pull it trim it with fingernail clippers so you don't get into attached skin and cause more pain. Are you trying to detox or something, nvr heard of that combo. ...Read more
What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies ?. Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.
Probably cooked: Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins. However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption.Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush. Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more
Lock up the razor: The way to stop shaving the boils is to lock up the razor. Since the boils stick up higher than the normal skin, a razor will cut their tops off. After all is healed, one can stop creating new boils or pimples by not cutting so closely that the skin is cut. If the skin is cut, it can heal together and seal over a hair follicle or skin gland opening. Bacteria or oils trapped inside form new boils. ...Read more
Infection under skin: Usually a boil refers to a "puss pocket" type of infection under and in fhte skin. It often comes from the bacteria that are on the skin, getting inside it. They generally need to drain, and most of them will do so if you soak them with warm water several times daily. If they don't drain, you may need to have your health care provider open it up, as was suggested. Antibiotics sometimes help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BOILS CAUSES: BOILS ARE DEEP, LOCALIZED SKIN INFECTIONS. CAN BE CAUSED BY AN INFECTED INGROWN HAIR OR A SPLINTER OR BY FOREIGN BODY LODGED IN THE SKIN. HOT COMPRESSES OFTEN HELP TO RELIEVE THE PAIN, BUT YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE VARIOUS OTHER DISORDERS SUCH AS DIABETES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boil vs cyst: A "boil" is simply a skin abscess where a bacterial infection has caused a collection of pus. The pus needs to be removed/drained. A cyst is usually the result of a blocked skin pore. The cyst material is usually the normally sloughed off skin cells that cannot simply float away. The collect within the cyst. Cysts do not always need to be treated unless they continue to grow get infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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