Is this contagious?Also is the antibiotic absolutely necessary? I do not have insurance.
Assuming I use the Hibiclens and Bleach baths, how long will this take to clear up?
Also is this furunculosis yeast related or is it strictly a staph infection? The reason I'm asking this is that I bought an herbal antifungal wash.
Hi Dr Oppenheim-
I did go to a dermotologist and she put me on a 5 day Z pack along with Alcortin A skin cream (1% iodoquinol - 2% hydrocortisone acetate wht Aloe). She said if it didn't work call her and she would give me something stronger. It does seem a bit better (today is day 2) but still hurts and seems to have pus in the red spots. Took 2 bleach baths and bought the cleanser you recommended. Bothe helped a lot. The dermo I saw said the infection could be from almost anything and may not be related to the diabetes. I feel that my immune system was down, I had friends in town and did not adhere to my usual (low carb) diet. Blood sugar went up= infection sets in. It is usually a yeast infection, this is the first time with this (and I hope it is the last time). Any recomendations you have for preventing this again would be appreciated.