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Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Probably not: Infected cat bites generally need systemic antibiotic treatment and can be very serious. See a doctor now. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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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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What is the treatment for cat bites?

What is the treatment for cat bites?

Soap and water: Any bite should be washed well with soap and water as quickly as possible after the bite. This flushes the wound and reduces the chances of infection. Then putting on neosporin, polymixin, bacitracin, etc (topical antibacterials) and a bandaid can be helpful. If the wound is deep, becomes more painful, or there is concern the animal is rabid, be seen immediately. Antibiotics if infected. ...Read more

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Please describe a good oral antibiotic for a cat bite?

Please describe a good oral antibiotic for a cat bite?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Most practitioners would recommend a thorough cleaning followed by a rx of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to cover for the common germs found in cat bites. ...Read more

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After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

Depends: Different spiders cause different reactions. For less toxic spider bite, which are the most common, it usually takes 7-10 days. To decrease pain and swelling, I have found the use of orally administered steroids to lessen pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite? Which antibiotic is best?

What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite?  Which antibiotic is best?

Spider Bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?

The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment.  Is this cause for concern?

Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison sake. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Take it easy: Best thing i can tell you is to take it easy and see a dentist if you're concerned. Warm saltwater rinses and bring careful to avoid re-biting it typically do the trick. Antibiotics are seldom needed for things like this, but it could be possible. ...Read more

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Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Normal?: No it is not normal to have gastritis. This may influence what you are able to eat. You may not be able to eat the foods you like or want, especially if they contributed to the gastritis. The antibiotics may also blunt your appetite . You should talk to your doctor as continuing to lose weight is not necessarily a good thing. ...Read more

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How long is antibiotic treatment?

How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drainage or opening with a blade. If there is extension of the infection beyond the rim of the nail this requires more specific identification of the organism before treatment, but often drugs like clindamycin, Doxycycline and others can be started. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

Often antibiotic: Is prescribed b u t the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocin or some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesnt work. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic be given prior to treatment in case of acte pulpitis?

I would: Not normally rx antibiotic for this condition. If the tooth hurts the best thing to do is to determine the source of the pain and solve the problem. You do not want to become antibiotic resistant. ...Read more

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What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read more

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How long does the antibiotic tacozin stay in your system. After a week of IV treatment? Thanks!

How long does the antibiotic tacozin stay in your system. After a week of IV treatment? Thanks!

Hmmm: Following single or multiple doses of piperacillin / tazobactam to healthy subjects, the plasma half-life of piperacillin and tazobactam ranged from 0.7 to 1.2 hours and was unaffected by dose or duration of infusion. The elimination half-lives of both piperacillin and tazobactam are increased with decreasing renal clearance. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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What it`s the correct treatment for mycotic vulvovaginitis?! it`s any antibiotic?

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

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Cat Bites (Definition)

Cat bites occur when a cat bites a person. If the skin is punctured, bleeding ...Read more