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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
18 years experience Pediatrics
They don't work : Against viral infections which are the most common causes of common colds. Antibiotics are there to help fight bacteria which is a separate group of g ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Because they are: caused by viruses - not bacteria.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Most often used: Antibiotics for diverticulitis are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Flagyl or instead of flagyl, cleocin. Treatment is usually for 10 days. These can be ta ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Antibiotics are sometimes used in the treatment of halitosis, such as for gum infections, dental infections, tonsil infections, sinusitis infections, ... Read More
Dr. Greg Rubin
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bact ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Although some sources of halitosis are bacterial in nature, it does not work.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but seldom...: Salmonella gastroenteritis, in general, is a self-limiting condition and does not require antimicrobial therapy. Exceptions are young infants under 6 ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
26 years experience Gynecology
As follows: Macrobid, septra cipro (ciprofloxacin).
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A variety: If it is a viral infection - no antibiotic is needed. Knowing the organism helps to determine the antibiotic selection.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the situa: If i suspect a newborn has gbs , a life threatening condition, i will give it iv.If mom is gbs + during labor, she will get meds iv. They used to give ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Not sensitive: Virusesare not sensitive to antibiotics. Viruses are basically genetic material that hijack cells in the body, they do not have the structures that a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
ERLICHOSIS INFECTION: ERLICHOSIS INFECTION IS COMMONLY TREATED WITH DOXYCYCLINE, MINOCYCLINE, AND RIFAMPIN. IS THIS THE ANSWER YOU WANT? BEST LUCK.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Root canal Rx: Antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just control severity of infection until root canal treatment can be completed. If antibiotic required, your e ... Read More

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