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Antibiotic Used Treat
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
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
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
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?
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
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
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
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
Varies: If no allergies a cephalosporin type wouldbe common. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What antibiotics are used to treat scarlet fever? Which antibiotics are normally given with the intent to treat scarlet fever? .
Penicillin: Unless you are allergic.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had ovarian cysts for over a year now. Can antibiotics be used to treat them? Currently on a birth control pill
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
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
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