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Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...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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Best antibiotic for strep?

Best antibiotic for strep?

Ask your doctor: If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

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? How long? Previous treatment? Strain isolated? Etc. 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

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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good to treat a sinus infection?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good to treat a sinus infection?

Yes: Yes a very good and strong antibiotic for sinus infections. Usually a second line antibiotic for resistant cases. ...Read more

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What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What can be done for a staph skin infection- cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Maybe: Depending on the culture and what it is actually sensitive to. That is why some strains are methocillin resistant (mrsa). Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for mrsa?

What's the best antibiotic for mrsa?

It depends: There are >6 different antibiotic pill options for treating MRSA & >6 intravenous antibiotic options.The best antibiotic depends on the severity of the infection, its location (skin vs. Lung vs. Blood stream, etc.), your allergy history, other medications you are taking, your past medical history (ie. Kidney failure) & your response to previous antibiotics.No 1 antibiotic is the best 100% of the time. ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin a good antibiotic for impetigo?

Is azithromycin a good antibiotic for impetigo?

No: usually impetigo is staphalococcus or streptococcus and maybe even mrsa [methicillin resistant staph] bets is mupirocin 2% antibiotic ointment aplly 2-3x/day till better , wash with washcloth and soap daily ,very contagious . antibiotics would be augmentin or doxycycline or cephalexin or clindamycinand if mrsa bactrim ds or doxycycline, clindamycin and mupirocyn ointment. zithro. does not cover ...Read more

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Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Yes.. but: I would be wary with ampicillin as most strains are beta-lactamase + . Unless, the lab test shows penicillin or ampicillin sensitivity I will not use this drug to treat staph infection blindly. A better relative drug option is amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, the latter component inhibits the beta-lactamase enzyme. Cloxacillin and amox-clav will act against Methicillin sensitive staph but not MRSA. ...Read more

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Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more

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Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Is metronidazole antibiotic to use for ear infection ?

Metronidazole: Metronidazole is not typically used for ear infections. First line treatment is usually amoxicillin, however some patients respond better to amoxicillin/clavulonate, or a cephalosporin. Antibiotic allergy must also be considered when choosing, but Metronidazole is usually not among the choices. ...Read more

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Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Usually none: Unless you have a positive strep test, your tonsillitis is probably due to a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless and aren't recommended. If you have a positive strep test, the best treatment is penicillin or amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella Oxyotoca bacteria?

 What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella Oxyotoca bacteria?

See answer : Most UTIs due to single bacteria with E. coli being most common cause of uncomplicated UTI. Pseudomonas or two different cultured organisms considered complicated UTI and most often hospital-acquired due to catheterization. Results of antibiotic susceptibility from urine culture should guide treatment. Klebsiella sensitive to most oral antibiotics. Pseudomonas: oral Cipro/Levaquin or IV antibiotic ...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