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What are the possible drugs or medication to take when its has been discovered that one has candida due excess in-take of antibiotics?
Hello.I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..
Omalizumab - asthma: Good afternoon, omalizumab is a humanized igg1 antibody we use to treat patients with difficult asthma. This antibody blocks ige, which triggers production of sequences of chemical that result in symptoms of allergy. Monoclonal antibodies which are cloned antibodies, are directed against antigens, substances that stimulate an immune reaction. In asthma, it competes with ige and blocks them. ...Read more
There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?
Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more
Is a simple HIV antibody blood test enough for virgins not involved in drugs n blood transfusion to confirm absence of hiv?Not had any sex untill now.
See below: If you have not had sex, have not injected drugs, have not received blood transfusions, and have not been injected with any thing by some one other than a doctor, you do not need an HIV test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs ? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?
My son is a former IV drug user on suboxone. He is HCV antibody positive, but he did not have a viral load on further testing. Should his dad and i get tested?
Hepatitis C: If you are in any way worried then get tested. But, there is no transmission in households or other close proximities. Hep c is about blood to blood transmission. It sounds like he is one of the lucky ones that cleared the virus on his own. He is not contagious. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do anti-histone antibodies appear exclusively in drug-induced lupus or can they appear in SLE & other disorders as well?
Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN
False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is often falsely positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He s 16. No drugs or sex. No transfusions done. He was retested
One of your doctors called me in a antibiotic last night for my uti. The medication has made me very sick.i have vomited several times and stomach pain. I was wondering if you can change this for me the drug is sulfameth-trimethoprim thank you?
Possibly : In order to do this, you need to re-consult us on HealthTap Prime, just as you did yesterday. The Doctor Who is handling the calls from Tennessee today will discuss it with you and change it if it seems appropriate. Sorry to hear you're feeling unwell. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on infection: What are you trying to kill? The GI tract is full of all kinds of bacteria- maybe 4000 species! generally gnr and anaerobes, but really varies depending on location in the tract. For example h. Pylori is limited to the stomach. Abx should be tailored to potential source. Metronidazole / Ciprofloxacin is a common combination for large intestinal infection. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Both are considered antibiotics, but antivirals treat very specific viral infections. There are fewer of these and they have no efficacy against bacterial infections. Most antibiotics are designed to kill or damage the function of bacteria and have a wider range of activity against bacterial groups. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing: Many viruses have no treatment and have to run their course. Hiv has a significant number of treatments, none curative though zovirax has been around quite a while for herpes attacks. Amantadine and rimantadine, combat influenza. Pleconaril works against rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold. Treatments exist for hepatitis b & c as well as for some other assorted viruses. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?
How common is drug eruption w/antibiotic use? Does it mean you can't use that antibiotic? If happens w/one antibiotic, more likely to happen w/others?
Antibiotic: If you are allergic to one antibiotic, you may be allergic to antibiotics in that family group of antibiotics. It is best to discuss with your primary care physician AND the pharmacist who is dispensing the antibiotic in question. Always keep of list of which antibiotics you are allergic to. ...Read more
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