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Antibiotics For Ringworm
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?
Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more
For dermatologist: prescribed fluconazole by g.P. For ringworm that resistant to creams. Some doctors apparently think not right choice for ringworm?
See a dermatologist: Most of the time the gp will be wrong with this diagnosis. Then the fungus treatment fails to help. "ring worm" is not a medical term but usually refers to tinea corporis. This is a fungus transmitted from another person or from an animal, usually a kitten. Best treatment is often terbinafine orally. But a skin specialist may recognize something else, followed by better treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: usually impetigo is staphalococcus or streptococcus and maybe even mrsa [methicillin resistant staph] bets is mupirocin 2% antibiotic ointment aplly 2-3x/day till better , wash with washcloth and soap daily ,very contagious . antibiotics would be augmentin or doxycycline or cephalexin or clindamycinand if mrsa bactrim ds or doxycycline, clindamycin and mupirocyn ointment. zithro. does not cover ...Read more
Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...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