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Topical Ointments To Use For Abrasions
Avoid sun exposure: Mupirocin is the ointment of choice for certain staph infections. I would not recommend applying sunscreen to an open wound or rash. You would be wise to avoid significant sun exposure to an infected wound. A dry dressing over the mupirocin application might be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caterpillar Sting: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or could apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Get medical care if effected area is not healing or you develop signs of infection. ...Read more
Hurt On The Corners: Yes,but just a plain steroid cream would probably work just as well, unless the inflammation is so bad that you develop an infection and look like The Joker.After it calms down it's important to try and keep the corners of your mouth dry.Like,use the napkin frequently,be careful chewing gum and use extra care when eating citrus, carry some tissue with you,no lip licking,As for wet kisses,well... ...Read more
Can mupirocin calcium cream 2% be substituted for Bacitracin for skin irritations due to disposable undergarments?
Short term use: If you have minor skin irritation it is ok to use topical antimicrobials. However I would not recommend using it indefinitely as it may cause antibiotic resistance. It is important for you to avoid the undergarments that caused the irritation and prevent it from happening chronically. ...Read more
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more
Usually works best: when used in conjunction with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Is neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) safe to use for cuts and scrapes in pregnancy? If not, an alternative ointment?
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
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