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(Science: pharmacology) Pertaining to a particular surface area, as a topical anti-infective applied to a certain area of the skin and affecting only the area to which it is applied.

Origin: Gr. Topikos

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Topical Antibiotic Use (Bactroban)

Hi, I was prescribed Bactroban for what seemed to be impetigo on my chin. Prior to that, I had been treating it with Manuka Honey (also has antibacterial properties). I have not yet used the Bactroban, which states that it should not be used around the mouth area. I have a few questions: -The impeti...

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by ari534
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Topical Antibiotic Use (Bactroban)
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Human Collembola Infestations

... medical training) and what helped me. Besides, the current "medical dogma" on this topic is sadly lacking or wrong. I tried everything topical remedy possible but it was clear this was a burrowing parasite, as evidenced by the small holes that appeared on welts on my skin, and i could ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 47
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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

I don't think that the tetracycline was topical, but I also don't think that oral tetracycline persists into the colon (or it's not supposed to). Of course, everybody's different.

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by Darby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
Replies: 11
Views: 6439

Re: Bacteriophages and Acne?

Propionibacteria are Gram postive - so no classic endotoxin (LPS) tho' debris could still be a concern. But assuming topical application, this may be less of a worry. Bacteriophage therapy also suffers from host rimmune response to the phage itself, and those who have worked with ...

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacteriophages and Acne?
Replies: 9
Views: 15477

Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... competitive) consider these points. I'd be pretty honest here and not try to BS the interviewer. Internal use is a highly unlikely eventuality and topical use is inconsistent with the context offered in intro. In conversation - I'd repeat what you told us - you offer this as an example of how you ...

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
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