Can Nitrofurantoin Be Used To Treat Skin Infections?

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joan Says:


I do not have access to any other antibiotic at the moment but do have some nitrofurantoin. Will it help with what looks like an infection from a cut on my leg?



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Verwon Says:

It might not, since this one is usually used mainly to treat urinary tract infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea.

Have you consulted a medical professional? They should be able to prescribe something that will help and work better for you.

Are you on any other medications?

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