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Does Bactrim Work For Prostrate Infections
It can: Prostatitis is best treated with an antibiotic which penetrates well into this gland. They are trimethoprim/sulfa (septra/bactrim), quinolones(cipro/levoquin) and chloramphenicol. If the infecting organism is susceptible to t/s or a quinolone these would be the best choice. If for example the infecting organism is an enterococcus, resistant to those antibiotics, Amoxicillin would be the choice. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Need: Need more information about what antibiotics you are on now, for what reason and what infection do you have it in the mouth ? ...Read more
Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have uncomplicated UTI. Some bladder wall inflammation. Waiting to see urologist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) makes me sick. Will amoxicillin work? Urine clear
My doctor gave me nitrofurnation for a uti/kidney infection after finishing bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is nitrofurnation used for kidney infections?
UTI yes, kidney no: Nitrofurantoin is usually effective against lower urinary tract (bladder) infection, but not for actual kidney infection (pyelonephritis). The best antibiotic often should be based on a urine culture with testing to determine which antibiotics are most active against the particular bacteria causing it. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Effective antibiotic: It depends on what organism is causing your urinary tract infection (uti). The best way to find out what antibiotic is effective is to go to your physician and have a culture and sensitivity (c&s) ordered on your urine. Once the c&s is returned, you can tell if you're on the proper antibiotic, or need another one to successfully treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for Zyvox (linezolid) to work for prostatitis or staph? What other treatments are possible?
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