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A 23-year-old male asked:

how to take care of pus created by herpes zoster? is it okay to take antiobiotic together with antiviral?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes but u need: To call your doc to see if your doc thinks they are secondarily infected or not which they may or may not be, please call your doc.

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Are antibiotics used for bleeding in the first trimester?

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No: Generally not, unless the bleeding is due to localized infection at the cervix (ie chlamydia). Bleeding in the first trimester is typically not an infectious process, and will not be affected by antibiotics.
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Your question is vague because if you have an infection like Dr Fogelson mentions, then you need the antibiotic.
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I have never had chickenpox. How careful must I be to avoid getting shingles from somebody?

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What can cause genital herpes without having any type of sexual contact?

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How effective is ciprofloxacin as anti biotic for uti. How long does it take to take effect?

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Is it possible to get genital herpes on the back of your butt?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
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Virus spread: Herpes virus can spread to any open area such as a cut or sore on any part of the body by direct contact.

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