Author Topic: Antibiotic cream anywhere?  (Read 913 times)

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:44:55 am »
...or is it just a POM?
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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 11:02:34 am »
Just POM.
Many antibiotics can sensitise the skin, don't work well when used topically or both.

Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 11:13:21 am »
We keep some betadine around - it is an iodine-based antiseptic. Consistency like hair gel.

It works very very very well on open cuts and grazes. My wife and kids have incredibly sensitive skin and they are fine with the betadine.

My wife had an injury (managed to split the web between her toes, about 1/2 back. She went to France on holiday, having had york hospital treat it and give her low-level antibiotics.

It got infected. French doctor gave her Betadine, cleaned out the wound. Healed very rapidly after that.

If you can guarantee that your wound dressings are sterile and no dirt or bugs get near a wound, then just cleaning it is enough.

If you can't guarantee that, iodine solution is great.

There is a reason why farmers have used it on animals for decades.
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 11:20:12 am »
It's not a wound - its a grumpy bit of tattoo.  I've tried all the woundy-healy mojo and it's done nothing.  Nor has antifungal or steroid cream, and anti-irritation stuff is just symptomatic.  I need stronger droogs!  To the doc!
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Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 11:53:19 am »
Well, Iodine will dye your skin, so you can pretend it is part of the tattoo.

Antiseptic stuff is good. Don't knock it. That plus silver dressings saved my dad's arm from MRSA.
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Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 09:14:01 pm »
Iodine stings, Dettol antiseptic doesn't.
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andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Antibiotic cream anywhere?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 12:13:00 pm »
Thats how you know that iodine is more hardcore. 

The doc gave me steroids.  I can has one hulk calf?  :)
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