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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Taking to prevent: The term implies taking or being administered a medication before to prevent it from happening. For example to take a heartburn medicine to prevent it ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Lurie
Specializes in Family Medicine
Endocarditis: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. It can occur in patients who have a very leaky valve in the heart (mitral valve) causing a back flow ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibio ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Disease prevention: Prophylaxis is a measure taken to prevent disease / illness.
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No one?: If you dont have any exposure, you dont need routine testing / prophylaxis. If you feel that you may have exposure via unprotected intercouse with a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Easy: Appropriate diet, exercise, good hygiene, happiness--- in fact what we all should bedoing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Only if they have risk factors for endocarditis. It is important to have a primary doctor check out the old ticker before significant dental procedure ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Exposure: Rifampin and its cogeners is used as prophylaxis for Meningococcal meningitis if one had been exposed.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Go to CDC Website: You can find your information on the website. Center for disease control.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Porphyria: Group of inherited disorders affecting enzymes in production of heme. High carbohydrate diet or infusion of 10% glucose during crises. Hematin and he ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Premedicate before: Any invasive dental procedure should have a premeditated note on it if...You need to premedicate. Ask your M.D. Then tell your dentist. Nowadays a ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Most puncture wounds can harbor servere infection. All humans and cats puncture wounds do require antibiotic prophylaxis. After thorough irrigation an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unlikely: A benefit from routine antibiotic prophylaxis prior to acupuncture has not been proven.There may be an increased risk to people when semi-permanent ne ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: The choice of prophylaxis is based in part on where you're going and the resistance patterns of the malaria in the area. The cdc has a good website t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prevention of hiv: One can be infected by HIV if stuck by an infected needle; however studies have shown that if highly active anti-retroviral (haart)medication is taken ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: As long as the person who was the source of exposure tests negative for hepatitis surface antigen, Hepatitis B Vaccine alone (either Recombivax or eng ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Protection lasts at least 2 years.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not really: For MRSA there is therapy to try and change your nasal and skin carriage states. For gut flora the use of unpasteurized yogurt or probiotics may redu ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Recently: it should be three weeks later for a booster dose,then annual doses may be required , the old regiment used to be 21 consecutive doses daily , but tha ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience in Cardiology
Anticoagulant ion: Heparin has no effect on inr values; it works via a different mechanism.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical ... Read More
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