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Fish-Handler's Disease Topic Guide

Fish-Handler's Disease Fish-Handler's Disease:

Fish-handler's disease occurs when cuts or scrapes in the skin become infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Mycobacterium, and other bacterium. Symptoms of Fish-handler's disease include:

Treatment of Fish-handler's disease includes over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, and antibiotics if necessary.

Fish-Handler's Disease Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B (topical) Bacitracin, Neomycin, And Polymyxin B (topical)

Bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B are antibiotics that kill bacteria on your skin...learn more »

vancomycin Vancomycin

Vancomycin is an antibiotic. Oral (taken by mouth) vancomycin fights bacteria in the intestines...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigel...learn more »

pyrazinamide Pyrazinamide

Pyrazinamide is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

isoniazid Isoniazid

Isoniazid is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

ethambutol Ethambutol

Ethambutol is an antibiotic that prevents growth of the tuberculous bacteria in the body...learn more »

ceftriaxone Ceftriaxone

Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

rifampin Rifampin

Rifampin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria and prevents it from spreading in your body...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

clindamycin Clindamycin

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »