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    Default Which antibiotic cream?

    Been reading up on good things to use on dogs for skin irritations and interdigital cysts (yes that's my idea of a fun weekend). The book i'm reading suggests having an antibiotic cream on hand for these occasions and suggests something called Preparation H. I think i've heard of that but this is also an American book so not sure what I should be looking for in the chemist. Any ideas for a general purpose antibiotic cream for skin irritations?

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    Most, if not all, antibiotics will require a prescription. Some very low dose ones might not... But even those usually do.

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    Preperation H is cream to apply to anal piles. Hemorrhoids. So no antibiotic in that cream required.

    Anti biotics come in various types, for different types of pathogen infection. You would first have to ascertain what the infection is from, before selecting a anti biotic. < usually done by a vet legally in most countries, not the pet owner. It is extreemly rare, to apply anti biotic in a cream preparation, they are usually to be ingested either orally, anally, or intravenously. At a HUGE cost to owners mostly

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    ah good to know, i'm trying to pick through this book for what is and isn't helpful information as its an American book and tends to have a few ideas that don't translate well. Thanks guys.

    Just realised where i had heard of Preparation H - Big Bang Theory -Penny's hemorrhoid commercial

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    A few of the items that I have at home - for just very minor stuff:

    Neocort cream; Canesten cream; Paw-paw ointment;

    Salt - to make up a 1:10 mixture with water - to use as a basic wash;

    Tea bags - green or black - made up if you were going to drink it - but let it cool - to use as a basic wash.

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    Usually the only anti biotic creams that I have seen or used are eye and perhaps ear ointments. With something like an interdigital cyst I would be thinking that you would have to know if it is a grass seed which is quite comon, because in that situation no amount of antibiotics will do the trick untill the foreign body is removed. I doubt an externally applied cream is going to be of much use in that situation. For most cuts and abrasions I use a bit betadine or somthing like that and unless it is a serious infection they mainly resolve without much drama. I have had a couple of quite deep cuts on my dogs that the vets suggested would resolve if left and no antibiotics were ever prescribed and they healed fine.

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    I have a horse powder which works well on scrapes etc for humans and animals.
    Usually though I use bettadine. Cayenne pepper has some antibiotic qualities and does not sting. Just don't inhale it, lol.

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    thanks for the suggestions guys, I'm guessing that the book talks about the hemerroid cream because it would have anti inflammatories in it, rather than antibiotics. Good suggestions though thanks.

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    The hemorrhoid creme is a great temporary fix for bags under the eyes when you are going out.

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    LOl good one, I've heard that!

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