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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin. Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more

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Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected. ...Read more

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Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can minocin (minocycline) be used to treat a sinus infection?

Minocin (minocycline) for sinuses: Minocin (minocycline) is an antibiotic from the tetracycline family so your answer is 'yes', it could be used from sinus infections. It would be effective for the flora that is usually found in sinus infections. I hope that answered your question. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat ingrown toenail infection?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat ingrown toenail infection?

Wrong antibiotic: Most of the time. In fact, the majority of ingrown toenail infections do not need an oral antibiotic if the offending portion of the nail is removed. ...Read more

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Can you combine cefixime and ofloxacin to treat an e coli urinary infection?

Can you combine cefixime and ofloxacin to treat an e coli urinary infection?

No: There is no need of combination abx for e. Coli uti, need to treat as per symptoms and sensitivity with single agent .See your physician or infectious disease physician ...Read more

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Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat meningitis?

I am allergic to penicillin, can other antibiotics be used to treat meningitis?

Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one has bacterial meningitis, this is a medical emergency. If allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics can be used. In certain indications, one can be desensitized to penicillin. ...Read more

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Can levaquin (levofloxacin) be used to treat chlamydia?

Can levaquin (levofloxacin) be used to treat chlamydia?

Yes it can: It is not the first choice but Levaquin (levofloxacin) in dose of 500 mgm once a day for seven days can be used better choices are azithromycine, erythromycine, doxycycline, or ofloxasin. ...Read more

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Can metronidazole and azithromycin be used to treat a kidney infection?

Can metronidazole and azithromycin be used to treat a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: No. Neither one of those antibiotics is useful for urinary tract infections. If you have a urinary infection, please don't delay in getting help and getting treatment with the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more