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Doctor insights on: Anti Fungal Agent Antibiotic And Antimicrobial

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

Not antifungal: Mupirocin, keflex and septra aren't antifungals, those are antibiotics, topical and systemic. Miconazole cream though is the antifungal, it's OTC, needs at least 2 weeks of application, but you ultimately want to see your doctor, it might not be ring worm to start with, also if you have a pet at home, it needs to be taken care of, wish you all wellness. ...Read more

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Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Vinegar sitz baths: Try taking sits baths with 4-5 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water several times a day the vinegar serves as antibacterial agent. ...Read more

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Why are antimicrobial agents prescribed after a urine culture if the culture is sterile?

Why are antimicrobial agents prescribed after a urine culture if the culture is sterile?

Antibiotics?: If a urine culture is sterile, there are no bacteria in the urine. In that case, antibiotics are not needed as they would have nothing to treat. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Yes: Chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly (cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells). Certain chemicals such as antibiotics kill micro-organisms (also known as antimicrobials). In general antibiotics kill bacteria and antimicrobials kill bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. There are cytotoxic antibiotics that are used in treating cancer such as actinomycin, doxorubicin, bleomycin. ...Read more

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What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?

Organic foods: Many commercially raised foods are sprayed with several chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and others e.g. Apples may have six or seven or more sprays of different agents, so that any one agent is below government safety limits. Rarely are studies of the effect of multiple chemicals and pesticides on the people in general. Best way to try to protect yourself is by using organic foods. ...Read more