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Can I take antibiotics to treat parasites?

Can I take antibiotics to treat parasites?

What kind?: Flagyl has dual properties as it is both antiparasitic and antibacterial. But parastic infxns are traditionally treated with antiparasitic agents. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can I take antiviral medications to treat parasites?

Can I take antiviral medications 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 more

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Can I take zinc to treat leishmaniasis?

Can I take zinc to treat leishmaniasis?

Yes: But i highly doubt it will do anything. It's not been shown to be effective or approved for leishmaniasis treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat thrush from taking antibiotics?

What can you do to treat thrush from taking antibiotics?

Probiotics: Drink lots of water and take probiotics. If no relief seek medical advice to take an antifungal. ...Read more

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Can I use flebendazola to treat possible parasites?

Can I use flebendazola to treat possible parasites?

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

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Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a sinus infection?

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 more

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Can I take antioxidants to treat a rabies infection?

Can I take antioxidants to treat a rabies infection?

Yes, but won't help: Rabies is a fatal disease, and rabies shots are needed after exposure to rabies, to prevent the virus from getting to one's brain. Taking antioxidants will not affect the final outcome. ...Read more

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Suspected tonsillitis. What can I take to treat this?

Suspected tonsillitis. What can I take to treat this?

Gargle: Gargling with warm salt water may relieve some symptoms, Ibuprofen (advil) may reduce inflammation and fever, but a bacterial tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics. See your physician or an urgent treatment center. ...Read more

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Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

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 more

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How can I treat giardia infection?

How can I treat giardia infection?

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

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Can I take cephalexin to treat a pinguecula?

Can I take cephalexin to treat a pinguecula?

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 more

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How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

See your doctor: We all have e coli in our bodies. Where is the infection? How do you know you have e coli infection? If you have e coli infection, it is not an issue for self treatment, please see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Can ampicilna 500 be used to treat a UTI. How long do you take it for.?

Can ampicilna 500 be used to treat a UTI. How long do you take it for.?

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 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 I take turmeric to fight parasites?

Can I take turmeric to fight parasites?

With pepper: Turmeric is potentiated with bioperine from black pepper so need both together. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can I take for pneumonia?

What antibiotics can I take for pneumonia?

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

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What can I take to treat eczema?

What can I take to treat eczema?

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

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Do I need to take an antibiotic to treat my eczema?

Do I need to take an antibiotic to treat my eczema?

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 more

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Can you tell me how long it should take antibiotics to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?

Can you tell me how long it should take antibiotics to get rid of a chronic sinus infection?

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 more

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