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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Different antibiotic: Almost always alternative antibiotics can be used if the infection is resistant to the initial treatment. People are not resistant to antibiotics -- o ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Switch to another: antibiotic. CA culture and sensitivity would help to get the right antibiotic.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends see below: Very long or lifetime antibiotics are sometimes used for incurable or difficult to cure infections. Examples are foreign body or hardware infections ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only if it's early: If you are just beginning to feel symptoms, you can try taking cranberry tablets plus vitamin c and a lot of water. And there are over the counter ant ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Recurring UTI: Frequency of sexual intercourse is the strongest predictor. Women with recurrent symptomatic urinary tract infections can be treated with continuous o ... Read More
Dr. William Coutts ii
26 years experience Family Medicine
Bladder hygiene: I have found that urinary tract infections in females have 1/4 causes: 1)
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Fluids: Drinking more fluids especially water is helpful in preventing or delaying uti's. Safe sexual counseling is also encouraged such as voiding after inte ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Past overuse: Overuse of common and 3rd level antibiotics for everything from a common "viral cold" to sore throats have "allowed bacteria to evolve and change the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
Darwin: Darwin would have predicted this. Everytime antibiotics are used, a very few number of bacteria survive because they had some random mutation that ga ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Many: It would be easier to list the antibiotics to which MRSA might be susceptible. These include vancomycin, Linezolid , sep ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Sensitive/resistant: The bacteria tested is susceptible to the antibiotic, norfloxacin but resistAnt to nitrofurantoin (Macrobid).
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Curable, but...: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Typical antibiotics that cure staph and strep infections usually cure folliculitis. If a p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: If someone has a uti, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible is very important. This allows us to use the best antibiotic on the p ... Read More

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