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My sistr of age 25, is pregnant n is 27weeks got chiken pox, no gud medication in saudi arabia. Dey only gav som bacterial antibiotic. Can dis harm da baby?
The congenital varicella syndrome has been reported since 1947 & is most often associated with infection between 8-20 weeks of pregnancy. Incidence risk is calculated as about 1% in that time frame. (mental deficiency/growth delay/scars) no cases have been reported occuring >28 wks and few between 20-28. See:
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3155623. ...Read more
Sore throat, runny nose, malaise since 3 days! Will resolve spontaneously if viral! How do I know for sure that it's viral & not bacterial? Antibiotic?
Resolving Strep/Uri: Both strep infection of the throat and/or uris will resolve in an otherwise healthy patient. Taking an appropriate antibiotic may shorten the course slightly, but know abx are intended to prevent the complications of strep eg, rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis. Giving an abx to people with colds, green runny noses, a few days of sinus congestion isn't helpful and is potentially harmful. ...Read more
How long after ending a "twice a day for seven days" bacterial vagnosis antibiotic should I wait to have sex? Or can I have sex right away?
See answer: You can have sex after taking the full course, but be cautious that the bacterial infection was not caused by your partner infecting you, as you do not want to keep getting the same infection if your partenr is infected. Depending on what infection you had, he may need to be treated too. ...Read more
How do I know if cough of 1.5 months is bacterial or viral? Caused from sinus infection, post nasal drip frm a cold. If bacterial, which antibiotic to take? Don't want to become resistant to antibiotic
Not viral: Viral illnesses resolve in 10-14 days so lingering cough could be bacterial subacute sinusitis, residual post nasal drip or airway inflammation. If bacterial Amoxicillin a good first choice. If cough persists then see md. Unlikely to develop resistance with infrequent antibiotic usage. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Bacteria have a remarkable ability to mutate to become resistant to various antibiotics. Bacterial resistance is very real and poses a serious health threat now and probably more so in the future. Antibiotic use needs to be limited and choice of antibiotic specific to the bacteria being treated. ...Read more
I had prostatitis (bacterial) and completed antibiotic course. But, still I feel a little discomfort in perineum after ejaculation. What should I do?
Monitor: Sometimes it takes a few weeks after an infection to have no discomfort It sometimes is still swollen and takes time to heal. Sometimes an anti inflammatory can help There are cases were it is a permanent or chronic discomfort If worse or lasts a moth or so then see provider for additional testing ...Read more
I have prostatitis (bacterial) and completed antibiotic course. While on antibiotic I ejaculated 7 times in 2 months. Will it disrupt the treatment?
If u truly have a sinus/bacterial infection & start antibiotic, how soon after taking should congestion go away?
I had prostatitis (bacterial) and completed antibiotic course. I am going to meet doctor. What will he do to make sure infection is completely removed?
Exam and check urine: He will check your urine for bacterial infection and examine your prostate. He may massage your prostate to see if there is fluid suggestive of infection. Many causes of prostatitis are non infectious. Antibiotics are used to treat the disease for weeks and are often successful. For any ongoing symptoms see a urologist for assessment. Kidney disease may be a complication. ...Read more
Suffering with external vulva burning due to bacterial infection. On antibiotics for 3 types of bacteria, how long will it take for the skin to heal?
My 2.5 yr baby has ear infection. How do symptoms differ between bacterial & viral; would antibiotic help just bacterial, &viral resolves on its own?
Ear infections: Symptoms of ear infections (fever, pain etc) can apply to both viral and bacterial causes. Antibiotics treat only bacterial causes and viral causes are self-limited and will go away on their own. There are times when the child isn't demonstrating symptoms and the pediatrician may see fluid behind the ear drum - that is very likely viral and antibiotics aren't warranted. ...Read more
I had prostatitis (bacterial) and completed full antibiotic course. I am feeling absolutely fine now. What should I do to stop prostatitis to recur?
Can't answer it.:
This is too broad a question.
Doctors need to take into account:
what kind of bacterial infection?
Where in the body?
There are excellent antibiotics available for many infections, but clearly, you need to talk to your doc about what's going on with you.
Good luck! ...Read more
Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. ...Read more
I have bacterial prostatitis and completed antibiotic course. I will go to urologist after a week. What will he do to make sure there is no infection?
Here are some. ..: If your being treated for bacterial prostatitis is based on bacterial documentation from culture, the urologist will reassess your clinical picture and repeat semen exam and culture for documenting the effectiveness of antibiotic Rx. If not getting better or failed to document bacterial infection, consider something else such as chronic pelvic painful syndrome or disorders (CPPS / CPPD). ...Read more
Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections usually involve the sinuses. There are a wide variety of antibiotics used for acute bacterial sinusitis. Bactrim (a sulfa drug), Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (a penicillin type drug) and doxycyline (a tetracycline) are commonly used. Levaquin (a quinolone) can be used as well but I tend to reserve this for sicker patients. ...Read more
I have been having constant burning in my vagina and a lot of leakage I was told before I had a bacterial infection but every antibiotic he gives doesn't seem to help me. Right now its bright red and the hot water in the shower don't even help what should
Took diflucan (fluconazole) 1 week ago for yeast infection & antibiotic for bacterial infection now having ovary pain and a jelly like discharge. Possible problem?
See gynecologist: Without seeing the discharge and examining you it is impossible to know what this is. Go and see a professional and be evaluated. Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more
Is erythromycin oinment for pink eye safe to use while nursing? Also if I don't use an antibiotic for bacterial pink eye will it go away?
Several ways...: Antibiotics "fight bacteria" in several different ways. Some antibiotics attack the cell wall / cell membrane of bacteria punching holes in the organisms, killing the bacteria. Others interfere with key enzymes within the bacteria making the bacteria unable to replicate. Each specific antibiotic functions in a unique way to structurally damage the bacteria or to stop them from reproducing. ...Read more
Genetics: Bacteria adapt to antibiotics for survival. Small genetic mutations develop that give a bacterium a survival advantage. It makes copies of this genetic anamoly (on a separate genetic fragment called a plasmid) that then is passed on to other bacteria of the same species. Over time, succeeding generations have this advantage and since they survived, they are now resistant. ...Read more
Antibiotic: This obviously depends on the particular antibiotic, but all have some degree of toxicity or have the potential for inducing allergic reactions, to say nothing about altering your normal bacterial flora and leaving you susceptible to secondary infections like candidiasis and clostridium difficile colitis and others. Only do this if clinically necessary. ...Read more
When did so many bacteria get resistance to common antibiotics? Is this a problem only in the us?
Humans/animals: The resistant bugs are thought to be due to improper use of antibiotics (taking them for viruses, or taking them for a "cold", or not finishing course). It's also thought to be due to the amount of antibiotics fed to our cattle and livestock. This is not just a problem in the us, but for certain strains of bacteria, resistance is worse in other countries. ...Read more
How can all these bacteria become resistant to common antibiotics at the same time? What can be done?
Past overuse: Overuse of common and 3rd level antibiotics for everything from a common "viral cold" to sore throats have "allowed bacteria to evolve and change their cell walls to resist many antibiotics. The centers for disease control in atlanta has asked physicians to curtail non-indicated antibiotic use for that reason as we are "running out" of new more advanced antibiotics for rx. ...Read more
I recently read that bacteria is evolving and being resistant to antibiotics, could it be the end? Is it even true?
No: However the concern about mega-bugs with multi-drug resistance is big concern to the medical world. The home is that with technological and biochemical advancement, the medical world resisting indiscriminate prescription of antibiotics on patient urging, and patients adhering to their prescription, the end by mega bug will be avoided ...Read more
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