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Are there safe alternative therapies for bacterial infections?

Are there safe alternative therapies for bacterial infections?

Sometimes, yes: Herbal, homeopathic, and therapies from other systems of medicine besides standard western medicine are often quite helpful, sometimes used alone and sometimes in conjunction with conventional medicine. Conventional medicine often denies the usefulness of something out of the mainstream, even when it's been used successfully for many, many years. ...Read more

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Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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Which treatments for CMV infection are most effective?

Which treatments for CMV infection are most effective?

Usually none needed: Usually no treatment is needed for CMV infection. CMV becomes a problem in people with immune deficiency and it is the immune disorder that needs priority attention. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection?

Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection?

NO!!!: What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numerous problems due to contamination by substances not listed on the packages, they are unregulated supplements not supervised by fda. Why would you spend good money on ineffective materials? ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Depends: The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more

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Treatment options for norwalk virus infections? Thanks!

Treatment options for norwalk virus infections? Thanks!

Fluids: The goal of treatment is to prevent dehydration by making sure to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost through diarrhea or vomiting. .Older children and adults can drink sports beverages such as gatorade, but these should not be used for children. Instead, use the electrolyte and fluid replacement solutions or freezer pops available in food and drug stores. Antiemetics may be used as well. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

UTI: Only way to treat if infected and the culture documents it is susceptible to this abiotic. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis b?

Is there an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis b?

There R few options: Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young and presumably healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

No place for herbs: No place for herbs. If confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well. ...Read more

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Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

Hantavirus: There are no known antiviral medications effective against this virus, but natural recovery from the virus is possible with supportive treatment. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Not really...: This post was already answered(and nicely so) by dr. Albert pizzo; please refer to it. Even if there were i would not recommend it; better to stick with more conventional treatments in this instance. ...Read more

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Are there any effective and powerful treatment for fungal infection?

Are there any effective and powerful treatment for fungal infection?

Yes: There are many antifungal agents available; it greatly depends on which type of fungal infection we are talking about (skin, blood, brain, etc), as well as the species and type of fungus itself. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

Symptoms only: There are over the counter medications to treat symptoms. But, there are no medications for viral infections of the upper respiratory track. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Sensitivities needed: Best ways to treat UTI's are to first confirm that ones symptoms are from a documented bacterial infection. This is confirmed when a urine sample has been sent for culture and sensitivities and a bacteria grows and a panel of sensitivities is listed. This process usually takes 2 days. Pending the sensitivities the medical care provider selects which antibiotic would be best for the patient. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for strongyloides infection?

Are there new treatments for strongyloides infection?

Old ones are good: The most common treatments are two older drugs: Ivermectin and thiabendazole. Ivermectin has advantages in terms of safety and tolerability. Tribendimidine is being developed in china, and shows some promise, but for now you can't go wrong with ivermectin. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for eye yeast infection?

Is there an effective treatment for eye yeast infection?

Not likely: Eye yeast infections are very rare. It is not likely you have one. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

no: Ganciclovir, foscarnet, Cidofovir remain only fda approved treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more