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Dol Bact 2% Cream


Overview

Introduction

Dol Bact 2% Cream is an antibiotic medicine used to treat certain skin infections such as impetigo (red sores), recurring boils and others. It works by killing certain bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection.

Dol Bact 2% Cream is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at the same time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects. Do not use it for more than 10 days. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas.

Local side effects like minor burning or irritation may be seen after application. Consult your doctor if these persist or if your condition doesn't improve within three to five days. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy with it or any other medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Dol Bact Cream

Side effects of Dol Bact Cream

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Dol Bact Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Dol Bact Cream works

Dol Bact 2% Cream is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause skin infections by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. Thus, it prevents the skin infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dol Bact 2% Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dol Bact 2% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Dol Bact 2% Cream is used to treat bacterial skin infections such as impetigo.
  • Apply to the affected area of skin three times a day. A dressing can be applied over the treated area if needed. Clean and dry the affected area before application.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • It can cause slight irritation at the application site. Let your doctor know if the irritation does not go away.
  • Do not use for more than 10 days. Throw away any cream that is left over.
  • If your skin condition does not improve within 3 to 5 days, see your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Since last 8 months, my skin developed rounded dots or flat with white-like top, also constant itching.I took the medicines and it stopped. Soon it recurred again, it recurred 3-4 times.but now pus is developing slowly in all these and here and there on skin, mainly in legs, partly on hands.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
T bact cream twice a dayBetter is to visit clinic for proper examination
Infection in foot with itching with watery secretion applying anti bacterial neo spring powder still having pain having stiffness around infection
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Pic is not clear,T bact cream twice a dayBetter is to visit for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Dol Bact used for diaper rash?

Dol Bact is an antibacterial medicine and will only help if the diaper rash is due to bacterial infection.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Dol Bact?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Dol Bact when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Dol Bact and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. For how long do I need to use Dol Bact?

Use Dol Bact for the duration advised by your doctor. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting the treatment. Do not use it for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3-5 days, see your doctor.

Q. How should I use Dol Bact?

Follow the directions given by your doctor carefully. Wash your hands before applying Dol Bact. Apply the ointment to the infected area of skin 2-3 times daily or as told by your doctor. You can cover the treated area with a dressing or leave it open as per your doctor’s advice.

Q. Can I apply Dol Bact on an open wound?

Consult your doctor before using Dol Bact. Avoid using Dol Bact for large open wounds if you have a kidney problem as this may further damage your kidneys.

Q. After I applied Dol Bact, I felt burning and stinging sensations. Should I stop using it?

Burning sensation is a common side effect of applying Dol Bact. However, stinging is uncommon. It does not last long and will disappear after sometime. Do not stop using Dol Bact because of these mild side effects. If you have any concerns consult your doctor.

Q. In which areas of the skin should I avoid using Dol Bact?

Dol Bact should not be used to treat infections in or near the eyes, nostrils or mouth. If this medicine accidentally enters your eyes, wash the eyes thoroughly with water. In case you have tubes inserted in your body for the delivery of fluids or medicines (cannula), do not use this medicine to treat the skin near that area.

Q. What should prompt me to stop using Dol Bact?

Wash off the ointment immediately if you get raised and itchy rash, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, fainting, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body. These may be signs of severe allergic reaction. You should immediately stop using Dol Bact and consult your doctor. Though unlikely, but if you get abdominal cramps and diarrhea, you should stop Dol Bact immediately and consult your doctor.

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