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Can oral antibiotics be successful in treating endocarditis?

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 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 still do meth while I am on the antibiotics cefepire and vicyomison for my endocarditis?

No. No. No.: You are just going to kill yourself. And, I'm presuming the endocarditis came from shooting up. And, there is no reasonable physician that is going to give a green light to use a destructive drug. ...Read more

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How is bacterial endocarditis treated if the person is allergic to the "cillin" family of antibiotics?

How is bacterial endocarditis treated if the person is allergic to the "cillin" family of antibiotics?

Endocarditis: There are other antibiotics which do not have cross-hypersensitivity reactions with those having penicillin allergies, or in some cases desensitization may be necessary. An infectious disease expert will determine the therapy based upon the organism isolated and its sensitivities to different antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 8 year old had surgery for infective endocarditis and IV antibiotics for 6 weeks post op. What are the chamces of getting it again?

My 8 year old had surgery for infective endocarditis and IV antibiotics for 6 weeks post op. What are the chamces of getting it again?

Talk to your doctor: Treatment with IV antibiotics for 6 weeks is the recommended treatment, but your doctor can tell you specifically how much, if any, chance there is of it happening again. It depends on the germ, the antibiotics, how long it had been going on, the surgery, and the child's overall health. Your heart doctor is the one who needs to specifically answer your question. ...Read more

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Do I need antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis with acupuncture treatments?

Do I need antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis with acupuncture treatments?

No, but: You do need protection from HIV infection and hepatitis if the acupuncturist reuses their needles. Be sure you go to someone who is reputable. ...Read more

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Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

Endocarditis: The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis. ...Read more

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For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time? Success examples?

For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time? Success examples?

Endocarditis: Bacterial endocarditis can destroy heart valves and may even spread to the heart muscle with abscess formation thus it can be lethal. The treatment is prolonged antibiotics to eradicate the bacteria and possible valve replacement if the valve is sufficiently destroyed to pose a risk to life. ...Read more

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For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time? Success examples?

For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time?  Success examples?

Endocarditis: If endocarditis recurs, especially after valve replacement surgery, it is very difficult to eradicate. This is because the antibiotics are unlikely to ever fully contact the artificial valve. The reason why antibiotics are prescribed for life, is that as soon as they are stopped, the infection of the valve is likely to blossom again. Surgery is the treatment of choice for infected artificial valve. ...Read more

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Prior to most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

Prior to  most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

No premed needed: The most recommendations of the american heart association is that premedication with antibiotics is not needed for patients with valve repair. If you have an artificial valve then antibiotics would be needed before dental treatment. If you have any questions discuss this with your dentist, cardio.Ogist or primary care. ...Read more

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