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Can i still take xinc oxide on staph infection?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Zinc oxide

Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically

In brief: Zinc oxide

Staph should be treated by specific antibiotics by mouth and sometimes also topically
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Thomas Namey
He can safely take the zinc.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yeah.. but

the pill form won't help the infection in any way unless you have a severe zinc deficiency and even then.
...not much. On the toher hand, zinc oxide is helpful on healing. BUT you have to have an infection treated with antibiotics (and often surgical drainage) before that becomes relevant.

In brief: Yeah.. but

the pill form won't help the infection in any way unless you have a severe zinc deficiency and even then.
...not much. On the toher hand, zinc oxide is helpful on healing. BUT you have to have an infection treated with antibiotics (and often surgical drainage) before that becomes relevant.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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