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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Klebsiella Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...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 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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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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What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

Symptom relief: True bacterial prostatitis should be treated with an extended course of appropriate antibiotics. At times, your physician may prescribe other medications including non-steriodal anti-inflammatory, anticholinergics, alpha-blockers to help treat the symptoms. However, bacterial prostatitis should improve with antibiotic therapy. ...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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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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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...Read more

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What are treatments for bacterial meningitis?

What are treatments for bacterial meningitis?

TREATMENT/MENINGITIS: Appropriate antibiotics based on blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultires and sensitivities is the treatment but treatment should not wait till the culture results are avalable so if you suspect meningitis start the broader coveragetill results are ready supportive care IV fluids and maitain vital functions, bp, respiration, hydration etc. ...Read more

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How effective is inh for TB treatment?

How effective is inh for TB treatment?

Effective: When taken faithfully, combination therapy of Isoniazid (inh) with rifamycin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, still is very effective against most TB infections. ...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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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more

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Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

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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Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Could alternative treatment for cancer work?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that alternative therapies on their own will cure cancer. There is no evidence that any of these therapies can actaully cure cancer. However, i'm a firm believer that alternative therapies can be complimentary and have many beneficial effects. Please talk with your oncologist about therapies you may be pursuing so they will know there are no potential conflicts with other treat. ...Read more

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Should everyone who has Hpilori infection get treatment? Is there treatment alternative to antibiotics?

Should everyone who has Hpilori infection get treatment?  Is there treatment alternative to antibiotics?

Yes: H pylori can cause you some health issues thatcarexaeriouscsk you need treatment. Now once you treatment is done you need a test of cure to be sure the h pylori is eradicated. There are many false positive results for h pylori so your history and the method of testing you is very important ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective for patients with bronchitis?

Are antibiotics effective for patients with bronchitis?

Sometimes...: If the person has acute bronchitis caused by a bacterial infection, then antibiotics will be effective. However, most cases of acute bronchitis are due to viral infections and antibiotics are completely ineffective for viral infections. See your doctor who can diagnose the etiology of the infection, . ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating atypical pneumonia?

Are there different options for treating atypical pneumonia?

Yes, several...: ...Different classes of antibiotics can be effective. Patients whose symptoms are minimal and who are otherwise healthy can probably get by without antibiotics. The use of antibiotics simply improve the odds in favor of your immune system, which is the main weapon against any infection. For people who are very sick from pneumonia, antibiotics are lifesaving when used appropriately. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Which antibiotic is best for community-aquired pneumonia?

Depends: This is a good question. Geographic location plays an important role in these decision. There are different resistance patterns in different communities. Here in chicago, we use the fluoroquinolone class as first line (levaquin (levofloxacin) or avelox). There are many different options in addition to these. ...Read more

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