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Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) 500 mg an effective antibiotic to treat mild diabetic wounds and infection. Pls help.

Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) 500 mg an effective antibiotic to treat mild diabetic wounds and infection. Pls help.

Ceftin (cefuroxime): This is antibiotic might now work well since it does not cover some types of bacteria causing these wounds. You need different antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Have a double ear infection. Dr prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for treatment start today. Will I get meningitis from this ear infection if I hadn't had treated it?

Have a double ear infection. Dr prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for treatment start today. Will I get meningitis from this ear infection if I hadn't had treated it?

Unlikely....: Unlikely but possible. It is more likely, if the infection spreads beyond your ear, that it will go into the mastoid bone located right behind your ear. Even this, though, won't happen most of the time. Ear infections are treated to reduce pain and protect hearing. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

Is cefuroxime axetil used to treat a UTI or kidney infection?

It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but I would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...Read more

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Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall I would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy soon. Just started ceftin (cefuroxime) for 2 weeks then on to keflex for 30 days for chronic bladder infection. Ok to keep taking thru surgery?

Hysterectomy soon. Just started ceftin (cefuroxime) for 2 weeks then on to keflex for 30 days for chronic bladder infection. Ok to keep taking thru surgery?

Antibiotics ; surger: You can continue taking your medication up until your surgery. During the procedure you will probably get IV antibiotics so don't worry about the dose for the day of surgery or during your hospitalization. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take before ceftin (cefuroxime) clears up a middle ear infection?

How long does it take before ceftin (cefuroxime) clears up a middle ear infection?

Varies: I find the response to this antibiotic is usually evident with a reduction in systemic systems like fever within 48 hrs. The muffled hearing, pressure and fullness may last a few weeks. Failure to see any improvement within 48 hours may indicate a resistant germ or additional problems. A recheck would be indicated. ...Read more

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On ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x/day for bad sinus infection. Have had vomiting the 1st day, and now heartburn. It's excruciating; should I skip the 2nd dose and call dr?

On ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x/day for bad sinus infection. Have had vomiting the 1st day, and now heartburn. It's excruciating; should I skip the 2nd dose and call dr?

Yes your doctor shou: You must inform the doctor, so that he/she can make some adjustments. The heartburn can be easily controlled with maalox or you can get hold of some Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(least expensive). Prilosec is even more effective for heartburn but it costs a bit more. ...Read more

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21d w/bronchitis & sinus infection. In the last 2d, finally starting to feel better, 75%. Just done 17-days of ceftin, (cefuroxime) after a z-pack. Still, phlegmy/congested. Do I wait before going back to dr?

Viral illness: It may be a simple case of bronchitis and I am happy that you are feeling 75% better. Stop smoking, drink plenty of fluids, and rest. Should you develop persistent fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, and worsening cough, you would need to see your pcp or go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause a 4-year-long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Can kidney stones cause a 4-year-long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Here are some ....: Most common recurrent UTIs in females involve lower urinary tract — bladder & urethra. Although infected kidney stone can pose a constant source of bacterial UTI, such situation is rare once the offending infected stone is completely removed and related pyelonephritis are successfully treated. So, for female recurrent UTIs, look into bladder emptying, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone, etc. ...Read more

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I've had bronchitis, asinus infection and strep. Zpack followed by ceftin, (cefuroxime) which I'm 3 days into. 3 little yellow blisters on back of throat. Swallowing hurts. When can I expect throat to feel better?

I've had bronchitis, asinus infection and strep. Zpack followed by ceftin, (cefuroxime) which I'm 3 days into. 3 little yellow blisters on back of throat. Swallowing hurts. When can I expect throat to feel better?

If it is indeed: A bacterial strep throat, yes, you will recover quickly. However, it can be viral... And rarely fungal infection. So be patient and follow you physician's advice. Wish you a full recovery! Happy good friday and easter weekend! ...Read more

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Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, I recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally, a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil 500mg effective in treating tooth infections?

Is cefuroxime axetil 500mg effective in treating tooth infections?

Not first choice: This is an antibiotic, but not my first choice in treating oral infections. I usually start with Amoxicillin and when someone is allergic to that go to clindamycin. This antibiotic may help but some but will not cure a tooth infection. One must eliminate the source of infection to cure and that means trying to get to a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the temporary way to treat a tooth infection before dental vist if it hurts and swollen?-for my friend.

What is the temporary way to treat a tooth infection before dental vist if it hurts and swollen?-for my friend.

Temp fix swollen : Usually I recommend nsaids, i.e... Advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, Ibuprofen, aspirin, Motrin. These will help relieve pain and reduce swelling. However, this is just to buy you time until you can get to the dentist. If you have hard time breathing due the swelling go the emergency room right away. Your dentist may prescribe some antibiotics after you are seen, or before he/she can treat the problem. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Yes: Flagyl and pen vk is a fine antibiotic depending on the type of infection you have. If you have concerns about the medications being prescribed, you should speak to your doctor. If you don't trust your doctor, find somebody you do. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection with congestion and painful teeth be treated at home without antibios?

Can a sinus infection with congestion and painful teeth be treated at home without antibios?

See a dentist: In some cases, chronic sinusitis may be caused by a tooth infection. See your dentist to rule out any dental problem. ...Read more

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Winsdom teeth are fully grown in. Only issue is small flap of gum that goes over side of tooth, gets infected. Ways 2 treat/prevent infection at home?

Winsdom teeth are fully grown in. Only issue is small flap of gum that goes over side of tooth, gets infected. Ways 2 treat/prevent infection at home?

Wisdom teeth: In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been treated for a sinus infection for the past two weeks. Finished the antibiotics but still feel congested and have pain above my upper teeth?

I have been treated for a sinus infection for the past two weeks. Finished the antibiotics but still feel congested and have pain above my upper teeth?

Infection may remain: Although you have been taking antibiotics, it sounds like the sinus infection is not cleared up. You may want to speak with your MD or pharmacist about trying a different antibiotic regimen. ...Read more

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6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections.could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?

6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections.could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?

Reevaluate: Sensory stimulus causing your child to try to clear ears. Have Pediatrician take a look. Also, as teeth are erupting, time to schedule with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

See your doctor: May be just congested sinus or you may need an antibiotic, continue the nasal wash and pain killers in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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Cdiff 7 yrs ago. Sinus infection 3 weeks ago. Seftin: 10 days, culturelle probiotics immediately. So far fine10 days after seftin. When stop probiotics?

Cdiff 7 yrs ago. Sinus infection 3 weeks ago. Seftin: 10 days, culturelle probiotics immediately. So far fine10 days after seftin. When stop probiotics?

Optional: Great question with a controversial medical recommendation. I found a particularly great blog from harvard citing a journal of the american association study that I think will be of interest to you. My take isto limit antibiotic use and to use them only when necessary. Probiotics are good for you anyway in my opinion and may help you with your body's defense against infection. Ref next. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Cefuroxime Axetil (Definition)

Cefuroxime axetil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more