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Antibiotic Resistance Ampicillin
Derm switched to ampicillin after minocycline stopped working. (antibiotic resistance) how's this compare to tetracycline? When will it start working?
Amoxicillin better: Amoxicillin is effective antibiotic for treatment of acne and only needs to be taken twice a day as compared to Ampicillin which needs to be taken four times a day. It still needs to be used with other therapies including benzyl peroxide and retinoids.It takes about three weeks to see positive effect and may take three months to see full effect.Long term use can cause resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
Big problem: When an antibiotic is given, susceptible bacteria die but any bacteria that have the ability to survive the antibiotic survive and then multiply so the bacteria that are left, cannot be killed by that antibiotic. The bacteria that are left are thus resistant to that antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acquired genes: Since the introduction of abx in usable quantities we have seen germs gradually change. They have dna like u do & can mutate over time.Some can reproduce in < 10 minutes & every generation can form a new resistant mutant, reg abx kill the old & the mutant lives on to create pbs.Every time someone takes abx it puts pressure on germs & a mutant may emerge. That's why we shouldn't take for viruses. ...Read more
Mutations: Just like humans, germs have dna that occasionally mutates. For some mutations it will lead to development of new cell wall structure or other features that alter the germ enough that a specific antibiotic no longer works to kill it. The more often an antibiotic is used in the general population, the more pressure exists to create a resistant strain. ...Read more
Does antibiotic resistance transfer from different antibiotics? doxy regime is partially completed. 1g azithromicin is taken. Doxy resist carry over?
I took two 500mg capsules of Amoxicillin that I didn't need to take. Am I going to contribute to antibiotic resistance if I don't continue the rest?
Need more data: Sepsis is a syndrome - a constellation of symptoms - and can be caused by many kinds of bacteria. The likelihood of encountering a resistant bacterium in the general community is relatively low; nursing home residents, patients who have had recent antibiotics, and patients who have been recently hospitalized are at more risk. Infections obtained in the ICU or cystic fibrosis ward are the riskiest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more
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