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Antibiotic Shot For Pneumonia
With Cefzil & rocephin (ceftriaxone) I get hives.Should I take penicillin shot for syphilis treatment.This is a 3rd infection. Used doxycycline for first 2.
Condoned: Penicillin is still the first line treatment for syphilis. The most effective treatment for syphilis is not to get it, use a condom. The more often you get it, the greater your risk for antibiotic resistance. Also, with this being your third episode, you are now at high risk of contracting chlamydia and HIV. You need to get tested for those too. Stop playing Russian roulette with your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be done if healt: As long as you're healthy, there's no reason why the two vaccinations (boosters) can't be given together. If you are suffering from an illness or flu, see if the pneumonia shot can be given a little later (to avoid confusing symptoms). Of course, if you're allergic (went into shock) from either vaccine before, avoid that 1. But standard practice is to administer both together unless reason not to. ...Read more
It can cause pain: Injections can cause local hematomas, or "bruises" to the muscle. This happens especially if a person or child tenses the muscle during an injection. After an injection, it is best to use cool compresses to the area for the first 24 hours - then change to warm compresses (not too hot!). Also, gentle massage to the area helps resolve the swelling. ...Read more
Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulmonologist prescribed Keflex 250 mg. four times a day for bacterial bronchitis. Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil provide better gram negative coverage?
Talk : To your doctor and ask why he prescribed the meds they did. But the meds you mentioned have a different spectrum of coverage. And yes. Better gram neg coverage ...Read more
8yo was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics yesterday for chest infection.At night she still had fever, when will antibiotic start working?
Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life
Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...Read more
Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?
Don't be: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a bit overkill for Strep. I't's almost always responsive to Zpack and regular 'cillins. Perhaps, if you got pneumonia soon after finishing Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), your doctor was concerned about resistance to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Zpack and its cousins are recommended for community-acquired pneumonia, some of which are resistant to penicillin . Hope u get well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most data cites that completion of 5 days of treatment with an appropriate medication will eliminate later spread of this germ. ...Read more
Immunizations: Annual flu shot good idea: may feel achy few days while body builds defenses against flu viruses. Pneumonia vaccine generally not given every year unless immune system is compromised. Originally was given one time; now may be given more than once in elderly who don't mount as strong an immune response. Both can cause localized soreness at injection site. Rare possibility of guillain-barré syndrome. ...Read more
Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarely used in most simple infections. Since strep is universally sensitive to the penicillins, and other inexpensive medications, it is one i would never use for strep throat. ...Read more
Medicine for bacterial orchitis?(not std, was tested) can't take floroquinones or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (allergy/joint problems) was given nitroforuntin for 1month?
Poor choice: IMO that med is apoor choice to treat a bacterial infection. ...Read more
After having streptococcus pneumoniae infection, would i need a pneumonia shot or flu shot to prevent from getting this germ in my blood again?
Heard that vancomycin doesn't absorb well, so is IV vancomycin appropriate for a streptococcus pneumoniae infection? Took vanco and levaquin (levofloxacin) for it
Yes Vancomycin: absorbs just fine if you give it IV. For Strep pneumo infection depending on the site, Vancomycin and Levaquin (levofloxacin) would be more than enough. Though Strep pneumo is encapsulated organism and therefore can be resistant to many antibiotics, this combination should reduce that chance to very small. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
More Rx needed?: A single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) would rarely be the only treatment for an abscess; and usually an abscess also requires minor surgery to drain it. Usually additional antibiotic(s) also are given. If these weren't done, discuss with the doctor treating you. Even with all these treatments, it usually takes 1-2 weeks for healing, although it should stop getting worse right away. ...Read more
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