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Should You Always Visit A Doctor If You Suspect You Have Cellulitis Can Neosporin Or Betadine Cure It
Should you always visit a doctor if you suspect you have cellulitis? Can neosporin or betadine cure it?
My bellybutton itchy, wet, smell and very little pain. Was about to clean w/ a small betadine on qtip then neosporin antibiotic. Is that ok?
What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?
Vaseline / Aquaphor: I recommend using topical petrolatum ointment (vaseline or a brand named aquaphor) this is safe to use and heals scrapes and scratches quickly. Using topical neosporin or betadine increases the risk of developing an allergy later in life. You could also use coconut oil as it has antiseptic properties and will not harm your baby. ...Read more
I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?
Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin.I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?
Yes.: You can use betadine on cauterized wound but just daub with it and don't scrub. ...Read more
I had a pimple on my face that I didnt pop and it just turned into a scab. It became infected. Should I put betadine followed by neosporin?
Ripped off skin at thumb area while rinsing clothes last night. Washed w/soap + betadine, used neosporin+band-aid, has white edges now after neosporin, is that normal? Should i let it dry out tonight?
If minor..: You are going to hear varied opinions on wound care. Treatment of a specific wound is very visually based ie. It needs to be looked at by the person treating it. In general with an avulsion, most are just partial thickness and are best treated with daily cleaning with mild soap and water, antibiotic ointment and a dressing until healed. ...Read more
Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by a fever, pain. You must see a medical professional, if new&very mild an immediate appt. If unsure-go to the er. This is especially true if you are immune deficient-diabetic, poor circulation, elderly. Blood clots could also be a dx-med emergency. ...Read more
Currently?: Usually orbital cellulitis causes enough signs and symptoms that a physician could see there is something wrong and refer if needed. How long ago was the infection? Already treated or resolved? Need more details. ...Read more
Saw my doc, does not think I have cellulitis, so i need a stat dvt. What do I do until it is scheduled?
Rest: If you have leg swelling, calf pain and risk factors for DVT such as recent surgery, immobilization, clotting disorder etc, and your doc is concerned enough to rule out a dvt, best would be to avoid mobilizing too much, rest so that the clot, if present , does not move, and you could take an Aspirin daily. ...Read more
Accidentally a little NEOSPORIN powder went into my one year daughters stomach ...am worried doctor ..plz tell what I have to do???
No Worries: a small amount of neosporin should not be a problem. ...Read more
Was ivdu now clean 2y. Painful memories, hate myself. Can i not tell new doc abt history of related hospital stay (cellulitis) so i can move on?
You have a choice: But it is important for your doctor to know your entire history. Speaking for myself, i would not judge you for your past except to reemphasize that you did good by getting past it. ...Read more
Bump start two days before doctors.PA thought it was shingles or cellulitis.Bump got bigger.Lymph nodes inflamed.Black and blue now. What is it?
Infection: Lymph node involvement strongly suggests infection. you need a full eval in the ER or with your PCP to localize the site and source of infection ...Read more
None or cultures: Cellulitis is a clinical diagnosis, which means doctors may diagnose it on history and physical exam alone. Cellulitis has a characteristic look and presents as an area of redness, swelling and warmth. Doctors can do wound or blood cultures, but these tests will not help make a definitive diagnosis of cellulitis. ...Read more
ER, or EyeMD: This is an urgent problem that needs quick attention. Go to the er if you do not have an eyemd who can see you soon. You did not say how old the patient is but for babies, a pediatrician would be a good place to start also. ...Read more
Don't wait too long: If you have bug bites and they are worsening, painful, draining pus -they could in fact be infected. I would see a doctor if the neosporin is not helping. Letting something as seemingly simples as bug bites get bad enough to cause infection is unwise. Have it checked out. It should be simple to treat. ...Read more
My stitches were removed+ the doc said theres no infection. I showered and it got a lil soft and opened slightly+ is this ok? I have neosporin on it.
Throw away neosporin: Comparative studies show that sutured wounds heal better with vaseline (or aquaphor) than with neosporin or Bacitracin or any antibiotic. Also avoid peroxide, alcohol, iodine as these interfere with wound healing. You do not indicate the site or nature of the surgery, nor the degree of skin separation. I routinely use bioclusive membrane to strengthen a recent incision. Water is probably good fo. ...Read more
I have cellulitis from an insect bite and am taking cephalexin. It's spreading to my other leg now, should I go back to my doctors?
Cellulitis: yes i would or perform a virtual consult for further assistance and treatment ...Read more
I have pain in my forearm and the surface of my arm is very red. There are no bumps, and it doesn't itch. Doctor thinks it's cellulitis. Help?
Cellulitis: All the help you need is right there with your doctor. Go back and do what he or she says! ...Read more
I have cellulitis, and my doctor has prescribed 4g of cephalexin/day for 4 days. Shouldn't the treatment be for 7-10 days as I have read online?
Cephalexin: You probably should call your doctor about this concern. Maybe a mistake was made in presecribing the quantity. ...Read more
I had a loop recorder implanted one month ago. Three days ago, it started oozing pus, it's red & swollen. Doc said to apply Neosporin. Is this good?
Loop recorder: The lesion needs to be examined to see whether it is a superficial or a deeper infection. From out here without examining the lesion, can't know whether topical therapy is appropriate or whether other therapy is more appropriate. ...Read more
My friends son has cellulitis, she is taking care of him. I have stage 1vaginal cancer, im taking radiation treatments.Is it safe for her to visit me?
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If they have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses is wrong. ...Read more
I fell 3 months ago and have seen doctors, cared for with neosporin, and other antibiotics. I still have a large red, tender spot. What are next steps?
I am so sick. Doctors don't know what I have. Maybe cellulitis. I need other medical savvy advice!?
Need more: Need more description of your symptoms, findings. ...Read more
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