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does levofloxacin help with anthrax infection

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Not guaranteed : Antibiotics are not 100% in getting rid of infections including anthrax. When the disease course is late or fulminant, it becomes harder to treat. Fo ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Anthrax: It depends which kind is involved. Inhalation anthrax is very serious, and only 25% respond to antibiotics. Cutaneous and gastrointestinal anthrax res ... Read More

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anthrax: Vaccination.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Vaccine and : Antibiotics. Depending on the circumstances, a person may get vaccination. If a person has been exposed, s/he may be put on prophylactic antibiotics. ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Avoid contact: Best way to prevent individual contact is not to work in high risk occupations: dealers of exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians or farm wor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
A bad one: Anthrax infection is caused by the bacteria bacillus anthracis. It can cause troubles with your lungs and breathing, rashes, and gastrointestinal upse ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A rare one: Very, very few people become infected with anthrax bacteria. Those at risk include people who handle exotic hides, animal researchers, veterinarians, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
9 years experience General Practice
Skin, lungs and GI: Anthrax is an infection caused by bacillus anthracis that is usually spread by infected animals or animal products and can manifest itself in three wa ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on form: The worst form, inhalation anthrax is flu like early with low grade fever, fatigue, non-productive cough, muscle aches, etc.One to 5 days later there ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The flu is caused by a virus. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is an antibiotic, so it can't be used to treat or prevent a viral infection. Anthrax is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Several- check PI: Side effects of Levofloxacin includes: potential for contracting c difficile associated diarrhea, achilles tendon rupture, and potentially, a prolonge ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't worry: These critters are all over the place and "infection" happens only when they overgrow for a time. They're very unlikely to be a problem for the man.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotic.: It is an an antibiotic.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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