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Are there antibiotic resistant stds?

Are there antibiotic resistant stds?

Yes: First off, many stds are viral and thus have no antibiotic treatment options that make the infection go away. Also, there are more and more data to show high resistant strains of chlamydia, gonorrhea and even syphilis. This is y becoming a very scary problem and sure to only get more worrisome. Be careful and protect yourself! ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

Are there risks taking unprescribed antibiotics to treat bacteria infection?

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

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Why are bacteria more antibiotic resistant these days?

Why are bacteria more antibiotic resistant these days?

Antibiotic pressure: When bacteria are exposed to antibiotics the strongest bacteria survive. Strength is gained by genetic mutations & by acquiring resistance genes from other bacteria. This selection for resistant bacteria is called antibiotic pressure. Since the 1st antibiotic was introduced in 1935 bacteria continue to gain resistance in 'snow-balling' fashion. Some bacteria today are resistant to all antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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Are there effects after staph infections?

Are there effects after staph infections?

Yes: But this depends in part on the type of staphylococcal infection experienced. If you are referring to boils on the skin, they may recur through several mechanisms, including persistent naso-pharyngeal and skin colonization with the risk of reinfection. If it is systemic it can be disastrous. Particularly if it gets onto the heart valves. ...Read more

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Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Yes: Yes, to a couple. Both hepatitis b and human papilloma virus have very effective vaccines to prevent infection. Both actually also prevent cancer caused by those two viruses. Hep b causes liver cancer and hpv causes cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, skin, penile and head and neck cancers among others. Both work great when given before exposure so vaccinate early, or before sexually active! ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Currently none: Candida (fungal) vaginitis can be treated with otc such as vagisil/monistat etc..But there is no otc med available to treat bv, yet. I think that the vaginal suppository form of Flagyl should someday become available otc for treatment of bv. I would suggest consulting your doc for work-up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any bacteria in the testicle BESIDES stds (gon/chlamyd) that CEFTRIAXONE could treat that cipro (ciprofloxacin) would not treat? Any bacteria at all?

Are there any bacteria in the testicle BESIDES stds (gon/chlamyd) that CEFTRIAXONE could treat that cipro (ciprofloxacin) would not treat? Any bacteria at all?

Testis is sterile...: Testes should be sterile. STDs esp. gonorrhea and chlamydia, start out their infection to the urethra with gradual extension to vas deferens to globus minor of epididymis... If not treated timely, they may eventually involve testis - called epididymo-orchitis. So, for specific detail, ask doctor, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode. ...Read more

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What are effective antibiotics for Lyme other than Doxycycline?

What are effective antibiotics for Lyme other than Doxycycline?

Many choices: Many other antbiotics can treat Lyme including amoxicillin, IM penicillin, oral & IV cephalosporins & Telithromycin. All these can be very helpful in Lyme of recent onset but become less & less effective the longer one has had it. I find herbs & nutritional supplements more effective in chronic Lyme. See http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.html for details re: antibiotic options. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are taken for staph infection?

What antibiotics are taken for  staph infection?

A number of...: Antimicrobials can be used for staph based on whether the patient is penicillin allergic and is the organism is MRSA or not. ...Read more

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Please answer!Are there any common bacteria BESIDES std related ones that doxycyline will treat that levaquin (levofloxacin) doesn't treat effectively? Prostattitis

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

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Are there home remedies that are effective in fighting clostridium difficile infections?

Are there home remedies that are effective in fighting clostridium difficile infections?

Gross but Good: Studies show that consuming the stool (feces) of a close contact is just as effective in treating clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (cdad) as some of the leading prescribed medications. The papers describe the procedure even noting the name and model of the blender used to mix the #!#@ (feces). Gross but good. ...Read more

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Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Hundreds: Yes they can be contagious. There are 100's of causes. The most common is viral, then bacterial, the fungal. ...Read more

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Are there any antibiotics that can be used to treat clostridium difficile infection?

Are there any antibiotics that can be used to treat clostridium difficile infection?

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 more

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Are there other infections responsable for cryptic tonsils(without pus) besides streptococcus ?

Are there other infections responsable for cryptic tonsils(without pus) besides streptococcus ?

Not infections: It is really just like craters or divots in the tonsils that collect particles , it is not infectious. They are harmless but can be bothersome if you feel them. Sometimes you can pick them out our your dentist or doctor can. Be careful not to hurt yourself. It does not cause strep throat. ...Read more

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What type of yeast infections are resistant to difulcan?

What type of yeast infections are resistant to difulcan?

About 10-15%: Infrequently certain candida yeast species or other fungi that can cause similar symptoms such as microsporum can be resistant to the mechanisms by which Fluconazole (diflucan) prevents fungal reproduction. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Risk to Great: Antibiotics prevent the serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which may cause permanant heart trouble.Yes one may get better with no medicine, but is it worth the risk of these problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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