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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Overview)

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 rid of the infection.


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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Overview)

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 rid of the infection.


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What's the antibiotic that should not be used in gillian barre syndrome?

What's the antibiotic that should not be used in gillian barre syndrome?

Aminoglycosides: Rare but potential for additional neuromuscular blockade with amino glycosides. Aminoglycosides are contraindicated in myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Do ask the pharmacist about interactions with your antibiotic and other medications. ...See more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Do not take a shorter course of antibiotics than prescribed just because you are feeling better. ...See more

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What exactly does triple antibiotic protection do?

What exactly does triple antibiotic protection do?

See below: Depending on which illness you are being treated for, the choice of multiple antibiotics increases coverage of the multiple classes and kinds of bacteria that may be involved in your disease process. Also, multiple antibiotics can be used when the particular bacteria is partially resistant to one class but when more than one class is included, the resistance is overcome. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Got a cold, ahhh-chooo? Antibiotics only when necessary. ...See more

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Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

No: Most children who use antibiotics do not get any reaction. Kids who do get reactions may get rashes, nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting (other reactions are uncommon). Reactions usually go away shortly after the antibiotic is stopped. Any child who has some sort of "strange" reaction should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Not ideal: Metronidazole orally is not an ideal or preferred treatment for acne. It may offer some benefit for inflammatory papules but there are better choices. See your dermatologist to design the best plan for your acne and skin type. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Take antibiotics only as prescribed by your physician. ...See more

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Please describe a good antibiotic to treat an ear piercing infection?

Topical or oral?: Usually you can get away with a topical antibiotic to treat these infections. Something like bactroban locally usually does the trick. However, if the infection is severe enough to warrant oral antibiotics, then keflex, Bactrim or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) might be reasonable choices depending on how much MRSA is prevalent in your community. Your doc should know this and pick accordingly. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Don't stop when feeling better. Finish all medication as prescribed. Don't request for a cold. ...See more

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Why don't doctors prescribe antibiotics as much as they used to?

Why don't doctors prescribe antibiotics as much as they used to?

Many reasons: 1) Several diseases we know now, are caused by non-bacterial microbes, therefore antibiotic (abx) are ineffective, 2) Using a lot of abx have led to the development of multidrug-resistant bacteria 3) Very little new abx are being developed due to costs associated to get government approval to use it, 4) We now appreciate that serious infections and side effects can occur with abx use. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Tip)

Call your dentist or physician to ask questions rather than trying to find answers on the internet! ...See more