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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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Please describe the name of the antibiotics used to treat diverticulitis?

Most often used: Antibiotics for diverticulitis are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Flagyl or instead of flagyl, cleocin. Treatment is usually for 10 days. These can be taken by mouth. When a patient must be in the hospital on IV drugs, a wide range of choices exists. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bacteria and eliminate halitosis. ...Read more

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Are there particular antibiotics used to treat salmonellosis?

Are there particular antibiotics used to treat salmonellosis?

Yes, but seldom...: Salmonella gastroenteritis, in general, is a self-limiting condition and does not require antimicrobial therapy. Exceptions are young infants under 6 months, salmonella osteomyelitis, and food handlers. Typhoid fever, a rare condition in us, certainly requires an appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

A variety: If it is a viral infection - no antibiotic is needed. Knowing the organism helps to determine the antibiotic selection. ...Read more

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Are the antibiotics used to treat group b strep given orally or through iv?

Are the antibiotics used to treat group b strep given orally or through iv?

Depends on the situa: If I suspect a newborn has gbs, a life threatening condition, I will give it iv. If mom is gbs + during labor, she will get meds iv. They used to give some oral meds years ago to try to get rid of it in gbs+moms but found the practice unreliable & ineffective. ...Read more

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Can you explain why aren't antibiotics used to treat viral infections, such as a common cold?

Not sensitive: Virusesare not sensitive to antibiotics. Viruses are basically genetic material that hijack cells in the body, they do not have the structures that antibiotics attack in backteria. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to three of the antibiotics used to treat my infection tooth. Can my body tolerate the substances used for a root canal?

Yes: Antibiotics are sometimes given orally to decrease infection or prevent a flareup when root canals are performed.
The materials used in root canals are not antibiotics, are internal of the tooth, and are not a problem for you. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is used to treat salmonella?

Salmonella: Most of the time, no treatment is required for Salmonellosis. Antibiotics may be used for at risk individuals (such as infants ...Read more

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Should antibiotics be used to treat the common cold?

Should antibiotics be used to treat the common cold?

Nope!: Viruses cause the common cold, and alas, they laugh in the face of antibiotics. Antibiotics don't work on viruses. Just because you don't get antibiotics doesn't mean you aren't sick. You are. You're sick with something that antibiotics can't help. Meanwhile, do all the things that make you feel better until your body's immunity kicks viral butt. ::passes chicken soup and kleenex::. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of antibiotic is used to treat pyodermas?

Please suggest what type of antibiotic is used to treat pyodermas?

Depends: Pyoderma gangrenosum isn't even an infection and antibiotics are futile. Dapsone may help by a mechanism probably unrelated to its antibacterial properties. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

What is the antibiotic Flagyl used to treat?

Lots!: Anaerobic infections, c. Difficile diarrhea, bacterial vaginosis, giardia, trichomonas, rosacea, and other infections. ...Read more

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Docs, could a steroidal antibiotic be used to treat gonnorhea?

Docs, could a steroidal antibiotic be used to treat gonnorhea?

Here are some. ..: Known to us, there has been no such thing of steroidal antibiotics, but the combined use of steroid with antibiotics in topical or systemic fashion has been common so to ease local inflammation faster like those used for skin and eyes or to boost short-term systemic support like that applied in septic shock. For treating gonorrhea, there is no such practical need to add steroid into effective anti ...Read more

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Are antibiotic injections used to treat a tooth infections?

Are antibiotic injections used to treat a tooth infections?

If serious, yes!: A serious and acute dental infection, especially one threatening to block a person's ability to breathe may very well require a dose of IV antibiotics to get the infection under control until the offending tooth (teeth) can be treated. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should omincef antibiotic be used to treat a bladder infection?

Omnicef (cefdinir): This is an orally taken third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which should probably be reserved for specific situations in which less broad spectrum drugs might not suffice. There are many drugs available that are less expensive, less likely to alter your normal flora, and just as likely to cure your bladder infection. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat syphilis?

I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat syphilis?

Yes: It is known that 60-70% of those thought penicillin allergic are not, skin testing in a protected setting can usually provide more accurate status. Nontheless, the drug Doxycycline given over a 2 wk period may cure syphillis, Azithromycin has been used but some resistant strains have been found. Penicillin is the only drug known effective during pregnancy & can be used with rapid desensitization. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat meningitis?

I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat meningitis?

Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one has bacterial meningitis, this is a medical emergency. If allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics can be used. In certain indications, one can be desensitized to penicillin. ...Read more

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What antibiotic is used to treat a post op wound with klebsiella, non enteroccal strep & e coli in a diabetic?

Depends: On where the post-op wound is located and the reason for the surgery, the manner in which the cultures were collected, the sensitivities to antibiotics as determined in the laboratory, things to which the patient may be allergic, and a variety of other factors. It is unusual to see multiple different organisms without some reason. Discuss with surgeon and infectious diseases consultant. ...Read more

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What kind if antibiotics can be used to treat re occurring conjuntivtis?

Totally depends: Depends upon whether it is viral or bacterial. You need a culture. If you have reoccurring bacterial, then you need to know why. Stopped up tear duct?? ...Read more

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What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to treat it, and what dosages?

What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used to treat it, and what dosages?

Septicemia: This means bacteria multiplying in the blood stream. The body's reaction to infection is "sepsis", with fever or low temp, elevated or low WBC count, increased pulse (>90/min) and respirations (20 or more/min). Any two of these criteria are systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) and if due to infection, sepsis. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are generally used to treat impetigo?

Which antibiotics are generally used to treat impetigo?

Depends: Most impetigo are caused by staph, and responds to Mupirocin ointment. However, if unresponsive, your doctor will culture the area and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What antibiotic can b used to treat both clamydia and tricamoniasis?

Need 2: You'll need 2 different antibiotics, either:

1. Azithromycin and metronidazole

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2. Doxycycline and metronidazole

there are a few other options if allergic but you will need 2. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics can be used to treat h. Pylori?

Which antibiotics can be used to treat h. Pylori?

Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin): It is a combination of- metronidazol, peptobismol, proton pump inhibitor, and biaxin/tetracycline/amoxicillin. Should be done by your doc. ...Read more

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Are antibiotic injections often used to treat a tooth infection?

No: Most tooth infections can be cured with oral antibiotics. When they can't, they may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the name of the antibiotic eye drops used to treat pink eye?

What is the name of the antibiotic eye drops used to treat pink eye?

Multiple choices: Many topical antibiotics are used regularly, including: sulfacetamide sodium, gentamicin, tobramycin, erythromycin ointment, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfmethoxizole, and so on. Pink-eye may be bacterial, but also can be viral, allergic, or due to another cause. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can tell the right cause and appropriate treatment. See an eyeMD. ...Read more

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