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Any Antibiotics Treat Clostridium
Flagyl or Vancomycin: C. Difficile colitis almost always occurs when another oral antibiotic, used to treat a different infection, wipes out normal gut bacteria. Patients who develop c.Diff colitis should stop taking that initial oral antibiotic. Treatment is usually with Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin (vancocin). For severe cases, doctors may prefer vanco. Newer drugs are available if this treatment fails. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colon imbalance: Every person has an ideal balance of different helpful bacteria (flora) in their colon. Disrupting that balance can lead to diarrhea, cramping & gas. Almost all antibiotics have the ability to disrupt the gut flora. Friendly bacteria are sacrificed during antibiotic use allowing unfriendly bacteria like clostridium difficile to grow. Some c. Difficile produce a toxin which can destroy the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: All drugs (even common antibiotics) can cause idiosyncratic drug reactions that might make a person ill, so keep that in mind. It is also possible that a specific non-prescribed antibiotic may not cover the specific type of infection, so it is good to have a healthcare provider decide what drug would be best to treat any specific infection. ...Read more
Yes, but seldom...: Salmonella gastroenteritis, in general, is a self-limiting condition and does not require antimicrobial therapy. Exceptions are young infants under 6 months, salmonella osteomyelitis, and food handlers. Typhoid fever, a rare condition in us, certainly requires an appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any other antibiotic besides levaquin (levofloxacin) safely be used to treat a urinary tract infection?
Please answer!Are there any common bacteria BESIDES std related ones that doxycyline will treat that levaquin (levofloxacin) doesn't treat effectively? Prostattitis
Yes, but...: There are several bacteria that might respond to doxycycline if levofloxacin doesn't work, but unlikely in this case. If you had an STD, almost certainly levo would have worked -- for example, chlamydia and most cases of nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). True prostatitis is uncommon at your age, and when present usually is nonbacterial and most antibiotics are ineffective. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Which antibiotics r best to kill salmonella typhi...Had levofloxacin..Ciprofloxacin...Rocephanin IV but no improvement..Need help?
Is BV susceptible to any other oral antibiotics besides Flagyl & clindamycin? Also how many days should meds be given for?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.Get a more detailed answer ›
It produces spores: Partly it is the persons immune system and general health that makes it recur more often. The main problem is it comes back after treatment. Clostridium produces endospores. Endospore is is a tough structure in which the bacteria is dormant and not reproducing. Antibiotics don't affect the spores so after the symptoms are gone, the spores activate and then cause reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most GI bugs do not need antibiotics and are actually worsened by antibiotics. Antibiotics are only indicated in very few cases. ...Read more
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