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why do antibiotics help with inflammation

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infections: Antibiotics treat infections. But, some antibiotics also works as anti-inflammatories. The class of anti-inflammatories most well known are the non ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wrong Question: Antibiotics do not cause inflammation. If you have pain that can be in the area of an inflammation. However where and what is you pain location. Be ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: This would be exceptionally rare or close to impossible. You need to be seen and evaluated by a physician.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a doctor: See a doctor to rule out a bacterial infection such as strep, .
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Whats ETD?: need more info
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Great idea: These are the mainstay of today's scientific treatment. Tetracycline 500 2x/day is often plenty, and is dirt-cheap. Acne's a serious, chronic disease ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James C Li
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and decongestants may help relieve facial pain and sinus congestion associated with acute sinusitis. OTC medicat ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally, you need: To get seen, perhaps an [email protected] and/or antibiotics. Warm compresses may allow the inflammation to drain but its generally not that easy, as you know. Goo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Fibromyalgia: You should have a major discussion with whoever diagnosed you to have fibromyalgia. If they are specialists they should be able to inform you and pre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually doesn't help: In fact, the vast majority of adult cases of sinusitis, pharyngitis, upper respiratory congestion, % ear infections do not require antibiotics. They a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Acute or chronic?: Best to find out if they are infected. Is this a chronic problem or something acute? Is there difficulty swallowing? An ENT physician can be most h ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Didier
49 years experience General Practice
Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sinusitis: It is no longer commonly acceptable to use antibiotics for acute sinusitis. A combination of nasal saline irrigation with a Neti-pot, nasal steroid s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Steroids: do not have a direct analgesic effect. However, they diminish inflammation that can cause pain. If pain is due to other causes, steroids likely won' ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Antioxidants: As a dentist, i believe that good nutrition is an important step in controlling chronic dental inflamation like periodontal disease. There are many a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Dysuria: Pain related to a UTI can be managed by taking a medication such as phenazopyridine, which is available as an over the counter treatment. Speak with ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Variety of choices: The Cyclosporine family famously cause people to break out with acne. Your physician knows some options -- have you tried topical clindamycin?
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic, see MD: The main thing is effective antibiotic treatment ASAP. If not yet prescribed an antibiotic, insist on seeing your doctor immediately, or find a differ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Make sure there is: Not an abscess present. This is the most common cause of acute pain. This can be a long, difficult course of treatment. I highly recommend you cons ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need culture : Suggest seeing Gyn so they can take a swab and send to the microbiology lab to identify bacteria and the sensitivities to antibiotics.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It varies with cause: Most of the tonsil infections and throat infection (pharyngitis) are viral. If you are close to toddlers and day care children, then you would be expo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
CT sinus: If it is indeed a sinus infection which fails to respond to antibiotic, then one must determine first whether the abx is the right one. For example zp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Peculiar diagnosis: Hmmm.... I don't mean to sound undiplomatic, but a "bacterial infection all over the body", not helped by antibiotics, sounds screwy. If self diagnos ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Speak with dr: Gastrointestinal upset is the most common side effect due to antibiotics. Some antibiotics can be taken just after eating and that may sometimes help. ... Read More
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