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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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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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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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Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathy & sinus: Homeopathic treatment can be very effective for sinus complaints. However, there are over 140 homeopathic remedies known to help sinus infections -- each of which has its own unique qualities. For best results you need a professional homeopath to take your case and select the best remedy for you. It's not an antibiotic because the treatment isn't aimed at a bacteria; it supports you instead. ...Read more

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What antibiotic works best for pleurisy?

What antibiotic works best for pleurisy?

Mostly none: Most pleurisy is probably viral and therefore unaffected by antibiotics. Some pleurisy is inflammatory for other reasons and again likely not to be changed by antibiotics, which are used to treat bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Whats the best antibiotic for strep throat?

Whats the best antibiotic for strep throat?

Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard of care." it is sometime not used because of penicillin allergies or because of younger age (adolescent/teen-more difficult with schedule--school/sports etc) due to required frequency of use --4x/day for 10 days.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more

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Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Antibiotic caution: It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin good for ear infection? Please advise!

Is erythromycin good for ear infection? Please advise!

Maybe: Erythromycin and related medications such as azithromycin are occasionally used for ear infections. If your doctor examined you and chose to prescribe this medication, there is probably a good reason. If effective, you should start to feel relief after 3 or 4 days. ...Read more

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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 is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

Usually penicillin: However, your dentist may prescribe something different depending upon your tooth's condition and your health. ...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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What is the safest antibiotic for throat infection for glaucoma patient?

Any are OK: I am not aware of any antibiotics contraindicated in glaucoma patients, whether it is open angle or narrow angle glaucoma. Apparently there is the case of sulfa containing antibiotics being a risk for angle closure glaucoma due to rotation of the ciliary body, but I have never seen a case of this rare complication. ...Read more

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Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Is spectrace (cefditoren pivoxil) good for sinus infections?

Probably: Spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is approved for use in acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. ...Read more

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Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Is clarithromycin good for recurrent sinus infections?

Recurrent Sinus Infe: Clarithromycin is acceptable. Unless you are allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is the drug choice. If you have taken antibiotics within the past six week, amoxicllin/clavulanate or Moxifloxacin are other choices. Go see your primary care provider, if your symptoms have lasted longer than seven days, as you'll need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more