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Can Oral Antibiotics Be Successful In Treating Endocarditis
No: Oral antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of endocarditis due to any organisms. Treatment requires 2 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics sometimes in combination depending on the infecting organism and whether on native or prosthetic heart valve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an antibiotic sinus rinse be used in place of oral antibiotics for people who have chronic uris and sinus infections?
Yes: It is a good option for those who can't tolerate a long course (more than three weeks) of antibiotic or have another reason why they can't take the oral form. It can also be used in conjunction with a steroid mixed in the rinse. This might be the only option for some who have chronic sinus disease and whom surgery is not an option (or they are trying to avoid surgery). It is a worth a try. ...Read more
How long can you live with sepsis if IV antibiotics can't cure the infection but oral antibiotics are used to slow the spread of infection?
Maybe forever: If the doctors have switched to oral treatment, the sepsis itself probably is under control or cured. Continuing oral antibiotics probably is intended to cure whatever underlying infection led to sepsis, or keep it suppressed if not cured. The details depend on that underlying infeciton, different for each one: pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, bone, internal abscess, etc. Discuss with doctors. ...Read more
What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?
Yes: Injected Rocephin (ceftriaxone) has been used but an inner ear infection that is not being adequately treated can spread to the mastoid air cells, a more serious situation. Another option is the placement of a small tube into the ear drum to allow infected fluid to drain out. Ear infections that are hard to clear can have blockage of the eustachain tube by enlarged adenoids. An ENT doctor can advise you. ...Read more
Bacteriostatic: The macrolides and the tetracyclines are both widely used; there are others as well. ...Read more
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Ok if no perforation: Hydrogen peroxide is an inexpensive way to clean excess wax from the ear. This is done by placing the peroxide in the ear about ten minutes before a shower and then rinsing the ear in the shower. Do not use a cotton swab. Although it will not do damage, using hydrogen peroxide when there is a hole in the eardrum will cause significant discomfort. ...Read more
Which antiobiotic is 1) most commonly prescribed for sinus infection and 2) most effective at treating them?
Usually none: Antibiotics are not recommended for the majority of sinus infections, which are typically caused by viruses and get better on their own. When antibiotics are used for cases that are particularly severe or prolonged, the standard recommendation is Amoxicillin for those not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more
Penicillin-resistant staph infection in eyes spread through head. Single antibiotics have failed. What would be the best antibiotic cocktail to take?
Is BV susceptible to any other oral antibiotics besides Flagyl & clindamycin? Also how many days should meds be given for?
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
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