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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I was wondering if I can buy cicatrin powder mum's leg

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I was wondering if I can buy cicatrin powder for my mum's leg
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Cicatrin was always only available with a doctor's prescription. However, it has been discontinued everywhere (years ago). When it was available, it was only to be used for a maximum of 7 days under a doctor's supervision. One of the drugs it contained has been associated with permanent ototoxicity.

Your Mum's doctor can prescribe antibiotic cream or powder for her to use whenever she needs it. However, antibiotics should be used only when needed, since constant use is associated with antibiotic resistance including MRSA.

Her doctor can also order a wound care nurse for your Mum to take care of sores when they do develop.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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