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Antibiotic Treatment Of Epididymitis
See below: Before culture results:One injection in muscle of 250-500mg ceftrioxone+azithromyci 1gm by mouth(or doxycycline 100mg 2Xdaily for 1-2wks) In men older than 35 with recent instrumentation or UTI and no suspicion of STD:Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more
If antibiotic resistance develops in treatment for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis, what are remaining treatment options?
Different antibiotic: The mainstay in the treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is the use of oral antimicrobial agents. The most effective medications are fluoroquinolones and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ). In cases where antibiotics do not clear up the infection or there is recurrence, surgery may remove a nidus (nest) of infection. ...Read more
Epididymitis: What causes epididymitis? Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate. Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this. Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a regimen of azithromycin and doxycycline treat chronic bacterial prostatitis on a par with cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin?
Not necessarily.: Each antibiotic you mentioned has its own profile of bacteria that it is effective against. If your chronic prostatitis is caused by a bacteria that is resistant, treatment will fail. A culture of the bacteria, with antibiotic sensitivity data is therefore key to treating the infection. Before culture results are known, details of your history will guide antibiotic choice. ...Read more
Not one best drug: Septicemia, or an infection in the blood stream, can be caused by many different bacteria and therefore many different antibiotics may be needed. It is important to have specific sensitivities as to what antibiotics the different bacteria are most sensitivie. There is no simple answer but your physician will treat you with the best antibiotic for ou. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Azithromycin for uti: I personnally do not use Azithromycin for a UTI unless I have no other choice because of drug allergies or if I am treating a specific sexually transmitted disease causing a urethritis in a woman/ man. The dose is either 500 mgs x 2 doses or a full gram (1, 000 mgs) one time dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?
Depends on the bug. : The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their response to the same antibiotics. If your UTI hasn't responded to 8 weeks treatment, it could be that the e. Coli is resistant to the antibiotics tried or that a prostate abscess is present. A urologist could help you. ...Read more
Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?
Can masturbating a few times during antibiotic treatment for prostatitis and epididymitis, disrupt the process of eradication or cause re-infection?
Your question: The brief answer is no it will not do any harm to your condition. ...Read more
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?
Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The antibiotics do nothing with the meth. It is metabolized separately from the antibiotics and will eventually disappear from the body over time.Special studies of your hair could show trace amounts within the hair that persists for quite a while. ...Read more
I'm currently on 4 weeks course of antibiotic (cipro) for prostatitis. If I have epididymitis then it can be treated with the same course of antibioti?
What is the antibiotic of choice to treat bacterial acute sinus infection? Please include dosage and duration. Thanks
Xylitol ; OLE: A natural approach can be olive leaf extract as antimocrobial. Also, xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...Read more
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