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Can I Take Antibiotics To Treat Parasites
No: Medications are specific to the cause. Antivirals are for virus infections, antibacterials are for bacterial infections, antifungals are for fungal infections and so on. I do not believe that your pcp or other physician would inted to treat you for a parasitic infection with an antiviral. There may be some confusion on what you have or what you are taking or there may me more to the story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: Drink lots of water and take probiotics. If no relief seek medical advice to take an antifungal. ...Read more
As directed please: Flubendazole is an anthelmintic and is used to treat specific parasitic diseases. However, there is a lot of false information out there about what is and what is not a parasitic infestation. Please use it with proper advise from a licensed practitioner. ...Read more
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Not everyone would agree that it is a "best drug" for a sinus infection. There may be others that wold be considered better for this. The question is "do you really have a sinus infection?" a sinus infection can be a viral infection in the upper passages with pain and discomfort or allergies with fullness/congestion and pain or frank bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prostatitis tx: There are many different kinds of prostatitis. Bacterial prostatitis require antibiotics. The prostate receives only a small blood supply and it is difficult to get antibiotics to penetrate the tissue. Therefore, the recommendation is for a minimum 4 weeks of antibiotics. This may be modified by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: Effective medications are available. 1 dose of tinidazole, 5 days of Nitazoxanide ($$$), 5 days of Metronidazole (inexpensive, GI side effects not uncommon; no alcohol allowed at all); paromomycin 4x/day for 7 days if pregnant.. Stool check: giardia antigen (protein made by the parasite) before and after rx to make sure it is gone. Stool look for parasite less accurate; anal swabs inaccurate. ...Read more
No effect: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Cephalexin will not affect a pingueculum nor will any other antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, 3 days: Often effective, not usually the first choice. Length of treatment depends on the nature of the problem. Simple cystitis is treated for 1 to 3 days. But kidney infection, prostate infection, infection with certain germs, presence of stones, and many other conditions call for different approaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take as prescribed: A doctor must determine whether or not antibiotics are warranted for any condition. If your doctor diagnosed you with a specific type of pneumonia that antibiotics will help cure then that doctor will prescribe the antibiotic regimen for your case. If you suspect you have pneumonia and have not seen a doctor, please do so, and never self medicate. ...Read more
Various treatments: Treatment of eczema occurs at many levels. If you know what you are allergic or sensitive, foremost is prevention of the eczema by avoidance of the triggers. If has flare-up. Can use topical steroids, or in very severe flare-ups, oral steroids. Oral antihistamines for itching (like benadryl). Most important is daily skin care. Use moisturizing body wash, liberally apply moisturizers, use sunscreen. ...Read more
No: This can be due to an allergic reaction to food hypersensitivity or a reaction to flour, yeast or grain itch mite. It could also be due to a parasite infestation or herpes virus. Most usually it is due to a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, with a breakdown of the immune system at the point of the skin barrier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an ENT: Regardless, whether it's acute or chronic, sinusitis is painful and wearying. For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids and nasal irrigation are the main treatments. If refractory, surgery to be considered. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See an ENT for evaluation, rhinoscopy, imaging and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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