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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Overview)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get rid of the infection.


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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Overview)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get rid of the infection.


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What's the antibiotic that should not be used in gillian barre syndrome?

What's the antibiotic that should not be used in gillian barre syndrome?

Aminoglycosides: Rare but potential for additional neuromuscular blockade with amino glycosides. Aminoglycosides are contraindicated in myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does triple antibiotic protection do?

What exactly does triple antibiotic protection do?

See below: Depending on which illness you are being treated for, the choice of multiple antibiotics increases coverage of the multiple classes and kinds of bacteria that may be involved in your disease process. Also, multiple antibiotics can be used when the particular bacteria is partially resistant to one class but when more than one class is included, the resistance is overcome. ...Read more

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Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

No: Most children who use antibiotics do not get any reaction. Kids who do get reactions may get rashes, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting (other reactions are uncommon). Reactions usually go away shortly after the antibiotic is stopped. Any child who has some sort of "strange" reaction should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Not ideal: Metronidazole orally is not an ideal or preferred treatment for acne. It may offer some benefit for inflammatory papules but there are better choices. See your dermatologist to design the best plan for your acne and skin type. ...Read more

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Please describe a good antibiotic to treat an ear piercing infection?

Topical or oral?: Usually you can get away with a topical antibiotic to treat these infections. Something like bactroban locally usually does the trick. However, if the infection is severe enough to warrant oral antibiotics, then keflex, Bactrim or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) might be reasonable choices depending on how much MRSA is prevalent in your community. Your doc should know this and pick accordingly. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe antibiotics as much as they used to?

Why don't doctors prescribe antibiotics as much as they used to?

Many reasons: 1) Several diseases we know now, are caused by non-bacterial microbes, therefore antibiotic (abx) are ineffective, 2) Using a lot of abx have led to the development of multidrug-resistant bacteria 3) Very little new abx are being developed due to costs associated to get government approval to use it, 4) We now appreciate that serious infections and side effects can occur with abx use. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I am prescribed antibiotics with the "basics" it works for awhile and then I have to get a stronger one?

Infections: If you have frequent infections you need to have your immune system checked by an immunologist. You also build resistance with repeated courses of antibiotics and need stronger ones. ...Read more

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Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be happy. ...Read more

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Hi.I used antibiotics for two years, highest dose of reacutan for seven months a long time ago.I tried all sorts.Why is my skin terrible.I am healthy.

Hi.I used antibiotics for two years, highest dose of reacutan for seven months a long time ago.I tried all sorts.Why is my skin terrible.I am healthy.

Acne?: I believe you are saying you have bad acne and various treatments such as antibiotics or Accutane have not helped. This is certainly unusual as Accutane is highly effective against most severe acne conditions. You need to see a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more