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If you have it, very: If not, it is not something within your sphere of control unless you are likely to be hospitalized. You can request data from a hospital on the frequency with which they are seeing these organisms, and you can try hard not to be hospitalized, but sometimes these things are beyond your ability to manage. The risk is present and growing more so. ...Read more
What is a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection? Who catches it? Is that something we have to worry about?
Shouldn't worry: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is a nasty antibiotic resistant bacteria. People who catch are people who are staying in a hospital for a long time (weeks to months) or people in nursing homes. If you are healthy person you should not have to worry about this bacteria because it is not usually in the outside world. ...Read more
My son has dry round patches all over his body for over a week now and the doctor gave him an antibiotic and it made it worse. Docs don't no what t s?
More info needed: Without more information it would be difficult to diagnose a rash infection. This may be a fungal infection, may be some type of contact dermatitis, may be pityriasis rosea. It may also be a bacterial infection that requires a different antibiotic. Either see a different doctor or see a dermatologist to better help you. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more