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Can Antibiotics Fail To Cure Clamidia
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
You probably cannot: Cystitis is usually treated with antibiotics for a short period. Would not trust otc products or "natural" remedies. ...Read more
How long can you live with sepsis if IV antibiotics can't cure the infection but oral antibiotics are used to slow the spread of infection?
Maybe forever: If the doctors have switched to oral treatment, the sepsis itself probably is under control or cured. Continuing oral antibiotics probably is intended to cure whatever underlying infection led to sepsis, or keep it suppressed if not cured. The details depend on that underlying infeciton, different for each one: pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, bone, internal abscess, etc. Discuss with doctors. ...Read more
No: This parasite does not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
Smart guess: "empirically treat" means taking an educated guess. The scenario you describe means there is an infection but it has not been determined which bug causes it. When there is no precise information on the infectious organism, usually two or three antibiotics are chosen and given to the patient "empirically" to see if there is improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, men should be: Treated with antibiotics just as women are. ...Read more
Wrong question: MRSA is a type of bacteria. There are many types of MRSA. Was it acquired in the hospital or in the community? Did it occur while taking an antibiotic? Is it boils or cellulitis or pneumonia or infected wound, etc. The best approach depends on the diagnosis. If it is an abscess, drainage, not antibiotic, is the correct approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics.: Chronic infections should be cultured in a lab to determine what the organism / bacteria is that is causing the problem. The lab can also then do sensitivity testing in which the bacteria are grown in the presence of different types and concentrations of antibiotics. These results can help the doctor caring for you decide which is the best antibiotic(s) with which to treat. ...Read more
No: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/chlamydia.htm for antibiotic options to treat chlamydia. Don't place yourself in harms way ie don't have sex until completed 7d course of appropriate antibiotics AND partner has been treated (http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm). Better yet, make him wear a condom & wrap it up each & every time. ...Read more
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