4 creams to treat a foruncle

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The ointments indicated for the treatment of the forunculus contain antibiotics in their composition such as nitrofural, bacitracin and neomycin, for example, because the forunculus is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria that form a red ball, generating intense pain and malaise.

Applying the correct ointment helps to treat the forunculus faster, relieving pain and discomfort. These ointments can be applied in any region of the body where the forunculus is located, being the most common that they appear in the English, armpits, face, on the buttocks and on the muscles.

These creams and ointments for the foruncles should always be recommended by a dermatologist or general practitioner, as they can cause secondary effects such as swelling in the area, reddening and even bacterial resistance, making the treatment of these infections more complicated.

The main creams for the treatment of foruncles are:

1. Nitrofural

El Nitrofural is an antibiotic ointment indicated for the treatment of skin infections, such as foruncles, impetigo or pyoderma, or for the complementary treatment of second to third grade burns.

How to apply: to apply the cream with nitrofutal, wash both the affected area with water and soap, and then apply a thin layer of ointment on the foruncle with the aid of a sterile gas. Use around 1 to 3 times a day or according to medical indication.

2. Bacitracin and neomycin

Creams such as Nebapol, Neosporin, Triplex plus, contain bacitracin and neomycin in their composition, which are antibiotics indicated to treat skin infections, such as surgery, burns or dermatological conditions such as impetigo or foruncles, for example. These antibiotics also help in the treatment of heritable diseases caused by cuts or scratches on the skin.

How to apply: it is necessary to wash the affected region with water and soap, and then apply a thin layer of ointment with bacitracin and neomycin on the foruncle with the help of a sterile gas, around 2 to 5 times a day or to comply with the indication doctor. Its administration is not recommended for more than 7 days.

3. Mupirocin

Mupirocin is an antibiotic that is used in the form of an ointment and is indicated in cases of skin infections, such as impetigo, folliculitis or forunculosis, for example, it acts against the main microorganisms such as S. aureus, S. epidermidis and beta-hemolytic s.. Mupirocin can be purchased in its commercial form under the name Bactroban, and must be used with the indication of a general practitioner or dermatologist.

How to apply: for the application of mupirocin, it is necessary to wash both the affected region with water and soap, and apply a thin layer of ointment on the foruncle with the aid of a sterile gas for up to 3 times a day, for a maximum of 10 days or the second. doctor’s indication.

4. Gentamicin

Gentamicin is an antibiotic that can be indicated for topical use, es decir, in the form of an ointment to be applied to the skin, and in general it is associated with a corticosteroid such as betamethasone dipropionate.

How to apply: gentamicin must be applied 2 times a day or according to the indications of the dermatologist or general practitioner. In case of onset, reddening or swelling of the application area, it is recommended to see a doctor, as it could be a secondary effect of the gentamicin.

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When a forunculus becomes inflamed, it is necessary to keep the skin always clean to prevent it from getting worse, since it is normal for the forunculus to begin to empty and the pus heals by itself only after 7 to 10 days, relieving the pain, but increasing it risk of infection by spreading the bacteria on the skin.

That’s why some home remedies that can help, in addition to medical treatment, are:

1. Tibia compress

Placing a tibial compress on top of the foruncle is a good way to relieve the pain, but it is important to use a sterile compress or gas, always using a new one each time the procedure is repeated, thus reducing the risk of infection.

The compress can also be removed from the manzanilla, being able to be used 3 times a day.

2. Poultice with albahaca hojas

It is also possible to prepare a poultice with albahaca sheets, as it has antibacterial properties that help to eliminate the bacteria that cause these lesions.

To do so, you must crush a few days of albahaca to extract your yoke and place it in a sterile gauze directly over the forunculus for a few minutes.

Furthermore, you should not express the foruncle with your nails, because it can be very painful and the infection can spread through the skin, so you should take a bath every day with a soap or an antiseptic solution. Here are 3 tips for treating a foruncle.

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