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Doctor insights on: Best Antibiotic For Viral Infection

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I have viral infection now on anti biotics. Any food to avoid n can I drink alcohol?

I have viral infection now on anti biotics. Any food to avoid n can I drink alcohol?

Ask pharmacist.: Antibiotics will not treat a viral infection so it may be possible to stop the antibiotics and eat, drink and be merry. However, if you are taking an antibiotic it would be necessary to know specifically which one in order to answer your question. Each of them is different. Your pharmacist should know. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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What are the best medicine for viral infection?

What are the best medicine for viral infection?

Mom's remedies: Unfortunately medicines like antibiotics do not treat viral infections, so it's best to follow all the advice your mom used to give you: get lots of rest and drink fluids! Chicken soup and tea may also help. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and muscle aches. Remember to wash your hands so you don't pass the infection along! ...Read more

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Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative, granulocyte count high 65%, rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?

Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative, granulocyte count high 65%, rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?

Hard to say: The average 6 yo is expected to experience 4-5 upper respiratory and 1-2 stomach viruses per year. Much of it is related to peer group prevalence of these viruses and to their inconsistent hand washing practices. If this is what you have experienced it fits the norm. If you have seen more, ask your doc for a referral to the source in your area that can evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Why can't viral infections be treated?

Why can't viral infections be treated?

Some can be: Many viral infections such as herpes, varicella, rsv, hiv, hepatitis band influenza are treated with antiviral antibiotics. For others we have no effective treatments or the side effects of the treatments are worse than the self-limited viral diseases. ...Read more

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How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

It depends: If depends what kind of viral infection you are talking about. Many viruses will be cleared from your body with a few days of rest and hydration. Other viruses like hepatitis C or HIV cannot be cured at present. ...Read more

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What causes viral infections in new infants?

What causes viral infections in new infants?

New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants. Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle a viral infection?

What's a good way to handle a viral infection?

Viral infections: There are thousands of different viruses. For some we have medications (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, influenza to name a few) for many we have no treatment. Whether or not to treat depends upon the patients immune function and the severity or potential severity of the infection. Many will pass with 'tincture of time'. Some respond to antiviral agents. Fluid hydration & pain relievers for all. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a viral infection of skin?

What are symptoms of a viral infection of skin?

The presenting: Lesion of a virus is a vesicle, which looks like a little "pimple" that's got clear fluid in it. Virtually all viruses that affect the skin start with a vesicle, including warts, chicken pox, measles and even smallpox. ...Read more

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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

Do steroids cure a viral infection?

No: Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections. Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause dizziness?

Can viral infection cause dizziness?

Yes: A viral infection can affect the body in many ways. When you have flu symptoms you feel weak and ache and get dizzy. This is caused by the body's reaction. Inflammation of the ear can make you dizzy, and inflammation of the brain can make you dizzy. Best to have a thorough examination to be sure a more serious process is not taking place. ...Read more

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What causes viral infections in the eyes?

What causes viral infections in the eyes?

Viruses: Many types of viruses are known to cause eye infections. Many are the same ones that cause colds. ...Read more

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What viral infections can affect the brain?

What viral infections can affect the brain?

Many: There a large number if viral infections that can affect the brain - a few included here are: measles, chicken pox, herpes, HIV and most of the mosquito borne illness that cause encephalitis like arboviral encephalitides: west nile, st. Louis, la crosse, japanese, eastern and western encephalitis viruses. Also, other mosquito borne illness like dengue fever, malaria, rift valley & yellow fevers. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a viral infection faster?

How to get rid of a viral infection faster?

Viral infection: Depending upon the virus there is often very little available to alter the course of illness unless this is a herpes virus, influenza virus, hepatitis b or c, HIV or other retroviruses. The average viral infection will just have to run its course and be treated symptomatically. ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

Several: When the body encounters a virus, it may mount multiple responses to it. This include the production of specific antibody, activation of the body's killer cells, production of mediators such as interferons- just to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I treat a wet cough after a viral infection.

Time and rest: You have a upper viral infection causing a wet cough. You body is responding to the infection by producing mucus. Rest and time are still the best medicine. Make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. Fevers should be gone and energy level normal. Make sure not allergies. ...Read more

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What would I take for upper respiratory viral infection?

What would I take for upper respiratory viral infection?

You may use any: Analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...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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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more