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Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Yes: Doxycycline is the most commonly used drug for acute lyme disease but Minocycline (minocin), its close cousin, is also very effective. If someone has been recently bitten by a tick a good course of either will generally result in cure. If lyme has been present for weeks or months treatment becomes more challenging & complex. See www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf for details. ...Read more

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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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If caught early can antibiotics successfully treat Lyme disease?

YES: Antibiotics are highly successful in treating early lyme disease; the earlier treatment begins after infection the better. However, many doctors give inadequate treatment, such as Doxycycline 100 mg 2x/day for 10 days. Ilads, the professional organization of lyme specialists, advises Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 1 month (or similar). See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.Html. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can treat pelvic inflammatory disease effectively?

What antibiotics can treat pelvic inflammatory disease effectively?

PID: This depends upon the cause of the pid. At the outset this is often caused by a single organism, like chlamydia or gonorrhea, but as time goes on it may become polymicrobial (many different bacteria). If you go onto the cdc website and look for std treatment guidelines this may be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to doxycycline hyclate for Lyme disease?

Allergic reaction to doxycycline hyclate for Lyme disease?

Check with doctor: There are alternative antibiotics that you can take instead of doxycycline. Check with the doctor who prescribe it. ...Read more

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Definitive diagnosis chronic lymes. Hi dose antibiotic, any to keep away yeast infection?

Definitive diagnosis chronic lymes. Hi dose antibiotic, any to keep away yeast infection?

Prevention: Is key. Low carb diet will help both the lyme and risk of getting yeast. There are several herbs and supplements that can be used to prevent and treat yeast, like caprylic acid or oregano oil. There are also medications that are often given along with antibiotics to prevent yeast- like Nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole). Speak to your doctor about the best plan for you and avoid possible interactions. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used to treat gum disease?

Can amoxicillin be used to treat gum disease?

Poor choice: The way to treat gum disease is with definitive dental treatment by a trained dentist to include such modalities as scaling and root planing, along with surgical procedures as\if necessary. Plaque control and general health are also essential to success. Adjuncts such as Chlorhexidine rinses and tetracylines may also be helpful in some cases. Get a periodontal consult for your best options. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes and no!: They bacteria that cause it can be killed, but the scarring and fibrosis will not be affected, if caused by silent disease, present for months. Then the problem can require surgery to attempt correction of these problems, should they exist. If pid is found, then your sexual partner need be treated , or you will ping-pong disease! also, in susceptible individuals, chlamydia can cause an arthritis! ...Read more

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What would it take to cure someone of chronic Lyme disease?

What would it take to cure someone of chronic Lyme disease?

Many issues: It takes longer to treat if you had the infection for a long time (a year or more) before starting treatment. Sometimes many months to 1-2 years. If you have multiple tick borne infections like babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, various viruses, then treatment is extended to address these other infections, which need different drugs than what we use for lyme. ...Read more

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How do you treat and diagnose Lyme disease?

How do you treat and diagnose Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease can be detected by blood by testing the igm level. However lyme disease can turn into complicated chronic problem affecting many systems of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics. Treatments varies depend on when it was discovered and how it had spread. Consult your doctor if you have concern for contacting the disease. Early treatment and proper prevention is important. ...Read more

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Does moxifloxacin help treat legionnaires disease?

Does moxifloxacin help treat legionnaires disease?

Yes: Fluorinated quinolones like Moxifloxacin are generally effective in managing legionnaire's disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Used for Babesia,: Mepron or atovaquone is used to treat the parasite Babesia, often in combination with azithromycin. It has not been shown by blinded studies to be effective in chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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How do people treat advanced Lyme disease?

ID Consultation: Patients with advanced lyme's disease need to be evaluated by an infectious disease specialist. Their therapy may require intravenous medications but that requires further evaluations. ...Read more

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Is Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) is a trade name for Doxycycline. This is very effective against Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to name a few but effective against many STIs. It is used to treat PID. As with any treatment, it is important to take the medication as directed by your physician. Most importantly, finish the medication. It is important to do so in order to preserve your fertility. ...Read more

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Can minocin (minocycline) be used to treat a sinus infection?

Can minocin (minocycline) be used to treat a sinus infection?

Minocin (minocycline) for sinuses: Minocin (minocycline) is an antibiotic from the tetracycline family so your answer is 'yes', it could be used from sinus infections. It would be effective for the flora that is usually found in sinus infections. I hope that answered your question. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more