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Antibiotics For Phlebitis
With great care: Cloxacillin, ciprofloxin and especially Levaquin (levofloxacin) have been associated with elevations in the inr in some people on coumadin/warfarin, Dicloxacillin has been reported to lower the inr. The bottom line is many medications have the potential to affect the inr. If a medication change of any kind is to occur tlose monitoring should be donehe prescribing physician needs to be aware. If needed c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in the vicinity of a deep vein such as the saphenous vein near the groin, the treatment may require more than nsaids and heat. You should see a vein specialist for evaluation and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more
When and why is intramuscular benzilpenicillin (penicillin+benzatin) advised for infectious cellulitis instead of oral antibiotics?
Antibiotic choices: There are actually a number of ways to treat infections. It's a complex topic that's worth discussing with your doctor. If you are not happy with them, you can ALWAYS find a second opinion. Treatment options these days are much better than in the past. I hardly ever use intramuscular penicillin -except for syphilis cases. It sounds like you need more information -so I would call your doc today. ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics reduce the presence of fluid and/or puss in an abscess. This in turn reduces pain. The only way to remove an abscess is to remove the cause.A tooth abscess or plural abscess requires root canal or extraction . A gum abscess or periodontal abscess requires curetting under the gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: There are some antibiotics that are only available in IV form. However, many antibiotics are available as an oral tablet that are also very strong and are well tolerated. The IV form is generally used in hospitalized patients or in patients who cannot tolerate oral feedings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...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
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pain from cellulitis linger? Hospital for 2 days, IV antibiotics, 10 days oral. Lymphedema in left leg. Site of cellulitis. mild pain remains
Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)
Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?
Perhaps: The phlebitis caused by the IV is a local irritation of the vein due to the IV catheter, fluid type placed into the iv, and length of time the IV was present. This phlebitis can get infected and travel up the vein. Taking the IV out is the first step, and use heat, and tincture of time for resolution. Another IV is another site can result in another phlebitis, so pay attention to the causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Phlebitis is inflammation in a vein usually caused by a clot (thrombophlebitis). These will resolve and the pain will go away. Sometimes the clot will destroy the vein permanently but in general this si not a significant problem unless it is in the deep veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound, PE: Phlebitis can occur in a superficial vein, and physical examination will reveal redness, pain, cord-like feel, swelling, and heat. The deep veins are examined with an ultrasound, and the presentation of DVT varies from mild pain like a muscle strain to more severe pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). We usually think of phlebitis as being a problem involving a clot in a superficial vein. Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. The pain is often very localized. Even though superficial, it is important to make sure that the clot doesn't even into a deep vein with ultrasound. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and there is pain, swelling, and at times reddish discoloration especially when the vein is close to the skin. In deep venous phlebitis (dvt), there may be only slight pain like a pulled muscle, and swelling may vary, and the discoloration not so evident unless there is a lot of clot present and the leg may become purple. Phlebitis can occur anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Health & movement: Avoid obesity, tobacco, and standing or sitting immobile for more than a couple of hours. It 'trapped', such as when flying, pump your calf muscles by contracting and relaxing them a few minutes every hour or two and/or take a walk down the aisle. Compression stockings may be helpful, particularly for specific risks such as varicose veins. It is uncertain if there is any benefit from aspirin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on area: Superficial phlebitis is treated with heat, anti-inflammatory agents, and tincture of time. Sometimes when infected, surgical excision is required. It is good practice to follow a patient with superficial phlebitis of the leg with repeat ultrasound. Deep venous thrombophlebitis is treated with anticoagulation, initially with heparin, lmwh, converting to coumadin (warfarin). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anticoagulation: Interesting question because just had a patient who developed phlebitis two-weeks after a knee fracture. Her internist and i had a long discussion of whether to anticoagulant or do but in the end, she was admitted and started on oral anti-coagulation medications. In general the starting treatment will be ant-coagulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clot /infection: Phlebitis is also called thrombophlebitis and is inflammation of a vein secondary to a clot within the vein. Phlebitis can either be in a superficial vein and is called superficial thrombophlebitis or in a deeper vein and is called dvt. Infection is an inflammation of an area usually due to bacteria.If it is in the skin it is called cellulitis and if there is pus with it, it is called an abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but uncommon : Usually, people get phlebitis because they have a thrombus first. It is possible to get an inflammation (itis) of the vein wall (phleb) without a preceeding clot if the vein is injured from some other reason. One of the most common things that causes phlebitis without getting a clot is to have an iv. The only way to know whether you have a clot or not, though, is to get an ultrasound. ...Read more
Inflamed vein: Phlebitis literally means that you have an inflamed veins. Usually the inflammation comes from the vein having a clot in it. When there is a clot, it is called thrombophlebitis. Usually phlebitis is a painful condition that gets better in 2-3 days. Phlebitis can be associated with a DVT as much as 25% of the time. So if someone has phlebitis, it is important the a venous ultrasound be done. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is phlebitis?: itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can occur after placement of an IV catheter, or after blunt injury or from oral medications like birth control pills. Phlebitis can also occur from a blood clot, called thrombophlebitis. Treatment is supportive with topical heat and NSAIDs if phlebitis is in superficial tributary veins. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis can be from thrombosis (clot), also known as thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis can occur from injury, drugs (birth control pills), stasis or from thrombophilic disorders (genetic), among other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phlebitis: As dr. Akl said, phlebitis simply means inflammation of a vein. Generally phlebitis is something that will go away on its own but taking anti-inflammatory medicine and using warm and/or cold compresses, along with compression, helps. Now the issue is, do you just have phlebitis or is there more going on than that? If there is a clot in there you need to know it. As dr. Bein said, see your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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