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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
What kind?: Flagyl has dual properties as it is both antiparasitic and antibacterial. But parastic infxns are traditionally treated with antiparasitic agents.
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Dr. David Wishnew
42 years experience Wound care
Parasite/medication: Parasites are usually treated with anti-helminthics, which are not antibiotics. Antibiotics are made to affect bacteria.
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A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics. If you had a parasitic infection the most common would be malaria, but there are many other possib ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No & no: If your singular sexual partner has documented Trichomonos by MD exam then you need to be treated simultaneously with Flagyl(metronidazole) Rx. to b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not infected?: Maybe you aren't really infected with a parasite. That's why five course of antibiotics were required and why you don't feel better now. Would of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This needs further evaluation. See an ENT doctor. An MRI should be seriously considered.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No, need flagyl: What kind of infection? A few parasitic infections are treated with metronidazole (Flagyl). Mostly they will not clear up on their own or will take a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Teller
44 years experience Anesthesiology
No: The pathogenic bacteria is group A beta hemolytic strep. The problem is the quick strep tests will ID all streps and so you may not know which one yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Recent data suggests: Although the benefits of treating non-GAS pharyngitis is unproven, clinicians may want to consider treating patients with proven or presumptive non-GA ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Niketu Patel
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time will help.: First, increase hydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of plain water a day. Avoid drying agents, ie antihistamines (claritin, allegra, alcohol, caffeine ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Generalized infections or systemic would not respond to local or topical antibiotics and should not be treated as such.
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