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Antibiotics With Or Without Food
Without: Food can decrease absorption. Take an hour before or two hours after food. ...Read more
Will eating more fruits & drinking cranberry juice help with a kidney infection? Along with antibiotics of course (amox-clav)
Here are some...: If you need to take on the available advice to care for your recurrent UTI, it is uncertain. In reality, not all females with voiding symptoms result from UTI, and if yes, most of UTI in sexually active age come within 24-48 hours after intercourse. Besides, it is a necessity to make sure of no correctable underlying cause missed. So, seek comprehensive evaluation & counseling so to derive right. ...Read more
Should multivitamins n other medicines be taken with room temp water or can also be taken with cold water or juice or tea?
Does not matter: Since multivitamins are worthless (and potentially dangerous) the best time to take them is never. With other medications, it usually does not matter what temperature or liquid you take, since they all warm to body temperature and mix inside your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I do a mouth to mouth kiss with an asthma patient, or by drinking with the same drinking cup or by eating with the same spoon without worrying?
Can penicillin for a throat infection and gargling with soluble aspirin cause you to have terrible bowel problems?
Yes: Talk with your doctor if worsens or fails to improve over the next few days. ...Read more
For cold ( no fever) and URI with occasional cough which Antibiotic you normally recommend for your patients doxycycline. or Amoxicillin and why.
It depends: The formula of listerine and alcohol free listerine are different. The regular listerine has the essential oils that have been proven to kill oral bacteria, and carries the ada seal. Some of the other versions are not the same and are not as effective. However the alcohol in listerine can make a dry mouth even worse and alcohol free mouthwashes are better for people with dry mouths. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you have an inflammation without having fever? For example , when you have a cold can u take an antibiotic like augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) despite no fever ?
No antibiotics: A cold is a viral infection. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections. Taking any antibiotic when you have a cold is a bad idea. It does absolutely nothing to treat the cold, and puts you at unnecessary risk of side effects from the antibiotic. In addition, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics because of their inappropriate use to treat viral infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For balanitis, if the cause is irritation is it best to start with just cleaning, or antifungal with or without hydrocortisone or start with bactroban (mupirocin)?
Here are some ...: Irritation in the glans penis is usually related with long foreskin; if so, circumcision is the surest long-term care of choice although antifungal with steroid cream + good local hygiene may give temporary relief. Occasionally, its irritation may not be related with contact dermatitis, lichen planus. Without a look at it, it's hard to give an accurate Dx. So, seek pro-evaluation / counseling if.. ...Read more
Can loperamide be taken for gastroenteritis? (Viral or food poisoning). Or will it make the illness worse?
It can: In acute diarrhea and vomiting, loperamide is not a good choice. The intestines react too strongly too meds,and the loperamide can actually completely stop bowel motion. . . everything then just stops working! Not good. Try Pepto-bismol or kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and gas-x and a bland diet (no caffeine, vitamin C or spicy, greasy foods till better. I am one of those that say to stay away from dairy, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the best foods to be eaten with IBS or any type of sensitivity to food to prevent diarrhoea?
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
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