Can I take terrimycin for bacterial infection on scalp along with griseofulvinmicro?
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can I take terrimycin for tinea capitis 250mg for bacterial infection on scalp along with griseofulvinmicro 500mg
Posted Wed, 15 Jan 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 39 minutes later
Brief Answer: Need more information Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at XXXXXXX I need to gather some more information regarding your concern in order to help you better. >How did you get to the diagnosis of tinea capitis? is it confirmed from the lab? >Do you suffer from scalp scaling and itching? is it localised to a particular area of the scalp OR is it generalised? Tinea capitis is very rare at your age. It is mostly seen in children. Tinea capitis in children is a localised infection which commonly presents as easily pluckable hair OR brittle hair which break just as it emerges at the surface of the scalp (black dot tinea) and scaling of the scalp I would advice that you get a fungal culture from the affected hair to confirm before starting griseofulvin. Bacterial infection of the scalp is commonly caused by gram +bacteria like staph. Terramycin (Oxytetracycline) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, active against a wide variety of bacteria. However, some strains of bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic, which has reduced its effectiveness for treating some types of infections. I usually ask my patients with bacterial infection to take an antibiotic from the penicillin group preferably in combination with clavulanic acid. take care regards
Follow-up: Can I take terrimycin for bacterial infection on scalp along with griseofulvinmicro? 2 hours later
No insurance so no labs done. Did see doctor started with scaley area on scalp above right ear. Spread slowly but stayed in same area until contact with long hair laso opso dog sleeping above my head while on vacation at friends. Soon after very large tender oozing volcano looking sore appears then another ontop of my head took forever to go away left bald spots an d others would pop up till got antibiotics from doctor. Never completely cleared scaley part. Now small sores appearing. Not as based as before.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 47 minutes later
Brief Answer: Seborrhoeic Dermatitis Detailed Answer: Hi. I am reasonably sure that you are suffering from Seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp rather than tinea capitis. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is just a severe from of dandruff and it can be recurrent or persistent. I would advice that you use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly. 2% ketoconazole shampoo would be ideal. Use it twice OR thrice weekly. Lather it on the scalp and leave it for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with water. Once Seborrhoeic dermatitis is under control, you can use the shampoo less frequently, may be once OR twice weekly. For bacterial infection i usually ask my patients to take an antibiotic from the penicillin group(e.g Amoxycillin 500mg thrice daily for a week, preferably in combination with clavulanic acid. I think if you follow this you would be fine. i am here to assist you any further. take care regards
Follow-up: Can I take terrimycin for bacterial infection on scalp along with griseofulvinmicro? 24 hours later
Is amoxil the same as amoxycillin
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 45 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hi. Amoxil is same as Amoxicillin Dr. Kakkar