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I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?
The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration.
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My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. The information you provided does not seem to add up and hence it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion.
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What do you suggest if my widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 am taking medicine antibiotic mycin 500.?
Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more
If antibiotics weren't invented until 1940's, how could a person survive septicemia before that time?
They didn't: Real "septicemia" nowadays is bacteria actively multiplying in the bloodstream. This is fatal without an antibiotic. However, a positive blood culture may also be due to contamination or to transient bacteremia which you may get when you pass stool or brush your teeth hard, or in milder infections. Before antibiotics, there was no way to be sure you were really dealing with sepsis / septicemia. ...Read more
No, if used properly:
Antibiotics are excellent in treating infections! Visit a physician when you think you have an infection (fever, chills, abscesses) - only certain antibiotics treat certain bacteria, your doc might run some tests before they give you an rx.
Do not try to self treat with antibiotics: it can be dangerous to you and it can induce resistance from the bacteria if you take it unnecessarily. ...Read more
Many, unfortunately: Unfortunately, many foods are treated with antibiotics -- like meats. Many are also treated with hormones. To find foods free of these, look for organic or grass fed meats. If by your question you mean that you want to find "natural" antibiotics, some herbal preparations like goldenseal have antibiotic activity. This doesn't mean that goldenseal will substitute for pharmaceuticals, though. ...Read more
It depends...: ...on the antibiotic and the reason for treatment. Some infections require antibiotic treatment for many months or even years -- and rarely, for life. OTOH, you should not take any antibiotic for such a prolonged period unless prescribed. If you have concerns about your particular infection and the antibiotic (s) prescribed, discuss it with the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Here are some:: Penicillins, Tetracyclines, Cephalosporins, Quinolones, Lincomycins, Macrolides, Sulfonamides, Glycopeptides, Aminoglycosides, & Carbapenems. For more info see: https://www. Drugs. Com/article/antibiotics. Html ...Read more
Antibodies to what?: Antibodies are made by lymphocyte/plasma cells. These may be of animal origin which ranges from mice, rabbits, goat, sheet, cows, horses etc. Some antibodies are of human origin. ...Read more
It depends: Many people stop taking antibiotics after they feel better. For some infections, that may be ok. There are other infections that if you don't take the full course of treatment, the infection may come back, and may be worse or harder to treat the second time around. If you are feeling better and wonder if it's ok to stop the rest of your antibiotics, it's best to ask your doctor. ...Read more