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when to start an antibiotic

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
The 1st didn't work: Clostridium difficile can be "difficile" to treat and might not respond to the first round of antibiotics (usually Metronidazole or vancomycin) it ... Read More

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A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
MIC: This number is called the minimum inhibitory concentration (or mic). It means the lowest concentration of antibiotic that inhibits the growth of the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Location?: That depends on where it is. Strep group c from a throat culture does not require treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
no problem: The actions of the antibiotic are not effected by your use of weed.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can get the allergic reaction afterwards. Some physicians refer to this as delayed allergic reaction.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: How do youknow its a yeast infection? See your doctor.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Most : Most ear infections can be seen in the doctor's office setting, call an otolaryngologist, i.e. Also known as an ear, nose and throat or ENT doctor. M ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Not always: Unless you have some serious swelling, infection or fever, antibiotics is not necessary or warranted. Ask your dentist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Days to months: It can take a variable amount of time for the fluid in the middle ear to go away, even when it is no longer infected. The fluid can cause hearing loss ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Generally: This occurs with in a few hours or minutes. It can be itching, rash over whole body or more life threatening. You can get tested to see what if anythi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Work with your doc: Depending on the situation and the nature of the symptoms and any changes detected, the patients mental and medical condition, medication being used, ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
35 years experience Dentistry
NO: Antibiotics are not for everyday use. Their use could be warranted if you had a condition that caused you to need to be premedicated like a heart or j ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If the Xray doesn't : answer the question for why you have symptoms, then an MRI may be helpful. X-rays are good to find a fracture or dislocation, but is limited to answer ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Anti-fungal creams for skin infections can be started when needed and stopped when the rash goes away.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Do ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends...: This is a more complex question than you might originally imagine. Why would you need to administer both an antiviral and antibiotic at the same time? ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very low for most: In order to have an allergist reaction you have to have "seen" the substance before. This can occur by seeing a similar antibiotic, or after you have ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Folliculitis: It will return if what caused it has not been addressed. It will not have anything to do with the antibiotic,
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
3-4 weeks ahead: There is some brief testing before iui. An ultrasound and blood test to evaluate the uterus and ovaries, and assure good ovarian reserve, and checking ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Dental pain: It should start working in 48 hours. Hopefully it will relieve pain if you treat the infection
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A male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
With caution in gals: I don't see that as an unreasonable move if the patient is particularly sensitive from a GI point of view. I would only caution that antiemetics (and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nausea?: This can happen to some females. They may have abdominal discomfort and/ or nausea. A simple way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink sligh ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI: Untreated UTI is never a good ideea. Not only the discomfort caused by this but also there is a chance of infection progressing into your body causing ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Usually before: Usually dentists prefer that you have a round of antibiotics before they extract an infected tooth. If you do not then there is a chance of spread of ... Read More
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