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Can curcumin treat bacterial infections?

Can curcumin treat bacterial infections?

Not aware: Curcumin may have many benefits including as anti-inflammatory but I have not read anything specific as antibacterial. http://www.pureprescriptions.com/expert_opinion/curcumin-turmeric.asp. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection. There is good evidence that they have little or any effect on viral illnesses. ...Read more

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How are bacterial infections treated?

How are bacterial infections treated?

Depends.: Some go away by themselves, some require antibiotics, some (like abscesses) need surgery. ...Read more

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Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Many: Sulfa/trimethoprim is active against many bacteria including gram negative bacilli like e. Coli, gram positive cocci like staphylococcus aureus including mrsa. It is also active against the protozoa toxoplasmosis and the fungus pneumocystis carinii. ...Read more

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Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Depends: Some type of vaginal infections, especially bacterial, may get better with certain antibiotics. The flip side to this is that those same antibiotics can cause the normal bacteria to die and the yeast to grow, resulting in a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

No, it cannot...: The drug of choice for trichomonas infection is metronidazole or tinidazole by mouth. Moxifloxacin is anti-bacterial agent not anti-protozoan. So, don't use it for trich, More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can ciprofloxacin be used to treat vaginal bacteria?

Can ciprofloxacin be used to treat vaginal bacteria?

Ciprofloxacin: That depends upon what it is that you are trying to treat. All vaginas have bacteria in them. Some are quite normal and helpful, others may overgrow and produce conditions like bacterial vaginosis. Rephrase your question and be more specific. ...Read more

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Can doxyclycine treat a bacterial vaginosis infection ?

Can doxyclycine treat a bacterial vaginosis infection ?

Treatment of BV: Bv is usually caused by anaerobic gram negative rods and is usually treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Tetracyclines like doxy would not be considered first choice agents. If your doctor thinks you have chlamydia or other infections, it may well be the correct agent. Ask your doctor what your tests and cultures show. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Yes: A bacteria called helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of ulcers. The bacteria can be treated by antibiotics. It can be detected on endoscopy or stool or breath tests. Ulcers can also be caused by too much Aspirin or antinflammatory medications. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

Get diagnosed: And then treated with the appropriate antibiotic to cover the infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What foods can help treat utis and yeast infections?

What foods can help treat utis and yeast infections?

Acidolphilus: Or probiotics , can help prevent yeast infections in many women, and cranberry pills can help prevent urinary infections. ...Read more

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Can astragalus cure vaginal infection?

NO Astragalus data: Astragalus root is a chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor does it increase the liklihood of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can zitromax be used to treat a yeast infection?

Can zitromax be used to treat a yeast infection?

Infections: Zithromax is an antibiotic. It is not an anti-fungal medications. Yeast infections are a fungus. ...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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Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more