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does prophylactic antibiotics help with animal bite

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Dr. Scot Lewey
37 years experience Gastroenterology
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I would: I'm a big fan of probiotics. Antibiotics are definitely important when you need them, but when women (or men) reach the point of needing them for chr ... Read More
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Dr. David Huang
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. : A study published in the journal of american medical association suggests that probiotics may help lower the risk of diarrhea by 42%. By affecting go ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No. No "detox" need.: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by ... Read More
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Well,: I personally do not think this is necessary. Dental work yes, but a simple breast biopsy, very questionable. Of course there will be doctors who would ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
24 years experience Pediatrics
What, when, how.: What kind of animal? Was it wild or, domesticated? If dog or cat, what is the Rabies Vaccine status of the animal? When did it happen? How did it happ ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: A tetanus shot prevents only the bad effects of a tetanus infection. The shot does not prevent an infection from the other bacteria that animals carry ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
When I was an: Undersea Medical Officer I wanted to see all bites from marine animals that the divers sustained because the rate of infection can be high.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Animal bite: Animal mouth and teeth contains a wide spectrum of bacteria. When you are bitten, the wound can get infected and becomes red and swollen. It is called ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
16 years experience Family Medicine
Medical Evaluation: Animal bites can expose people to high amounts of bacteria deep into the skin and tissues of the body putting people at risk for infection. This can o ... Read More
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