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Doctor insights on: Does Macrolide Antibiotic Usage By Mother Cause Pyloric Stenosis

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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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Diagnosed with Renal Artery Stenosis and resistant hypertension of 150/100 w/ 3 meds. Will resolving the stenosis correct the resistant hypertension?

Diagnosed with Renal Artery Stenosis and resistant hypertension of 150/100 w/ 3 meds. Will resolving the stenosis correct the resistant hypertension?

Not always: Stenting is now mainly used in people who fail maximal medical therapy as the CORAL trial showed that's tenting as a first line treatment was not better than medical therapy for most people. If maximal medical therapy has failed then you may be a candidate for stenting or renal artery bypass surgery but even these do not always correct the problem but at present are the best further treatments a ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) & doxy cause long qt or heart issue as side effect? If so, what are the chance?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) & doxy cause long qt or heart issue as side effect? If so, what are the chance?

Qt prolongation: Anyone with a condition affecting the heart that can cause sudden death needs to take extra care with medicines For people with LQTS there are specific !educations that can have serious effect by furthure prolonging the QT interval. cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Doxy are two of many drugs that have effect on intracardiac Potassium channels resulting in QT interval prolongation. Check with your Doctor of you have any ...Read more

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What antibiotic can be used for a 29 year old type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

What antibiotic can be used for a 29 year old  type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

See below: It could be a viral infection and not need antibiotic treatment. If a test for strep throat is positive treatment with pen vk, Amoxicillin or an oral cephalosporin should work. The antibiotic needs to be taken for 10 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course : of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more

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Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. is safe?

Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. is safe?

Prevent meningitis: Your doc has put you on what's called 'chemoprophylaxis' -which is using medication to prevent infection after a possible exposure. I trust ur doc weighed the benefits vs. very small risks of putting you on therapy. Indeed, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a very good medicine for this -and with having only one kidney it should be OK. You should take a 1x dose. That lessens the chance for side-effects further. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?

What antibiotics can be use in treatment of urinary tract infection caused by staphylococcus aureus when ciprofloxacin is no more effective?

Staph aureus: This is complex. To begin, s. Aureus almost always produces UTI hematogenously, and so looking for the primary source is essential. To choose an antibiotic for this correctly you must have in vitro sensitivities, and then depending upon the extent of disease choose the route, frequency and dosage of the appropriate agent. ...Read more

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Can 1mos use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause iron/b12 deficiency? Or is it more likely caused by atrophic gastritis for which PPI was prescribed?

Can 1mos use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) cause iron/b12 deficiency? Or is it more likely caused by atrophic gastritis for which PPI was prescribed?

Atrophic gastritis: Prevacid (lansoprazole) can cause b12 deficiency or pernicious anemia, but it's limited moreso to the elderly. Atrophic gastritis has a clearer association and can be a cause of pernicious anemia from low b12. Iron level measurements are often changed with anemia, but neither Prevacid (lansoprazole), nor atrophic gastritis seem to cause iron deficiency directly. ...Read more

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88 yr old mother chronic uti's causing confusion, incontinence, and resistance. Medicare has terminated therapy twice due to resistance. Please advise?

88 yr old mother chronic uti's causing confusion, incontinence, and resistance. Medicare has terminated therapy twice due to resistance. Please advise?

UTIs may or may not: Be the real problem. Over diagnosis and over treatment are not uncommon. Your mom should be carefully evaluated by a urogyn or urologist or geriatrician. Many things can cause confusion in an 88 year old. ...Read more

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Can broad spectrum antibiotics (for bladder infection) be bad for and affect effectiveness of someone taking diuretic treatment for heart failure?

Can broad spectrum antibiotics (for bladder infection) be bad for and affect effectiveness of someone taking diuretic treatment for heart failure?

Depends: In general there is little risk of interaction between the most commonly used antibiotics and the diuretics used for treatment of CHF. To get specific information the exact medications would need to be need. ...Read more

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Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away by itself with further antibiotics?

Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away by itself with further antibiotics?

No: Clostridium difficile colitis seldom if ever resolves without treatment and can be potentially life-threatening. One of the major complications of therapy with antibiotics, and where possible, discontinuance of the antibiotics inducing the illness with aid substantially in the success of therapy against it. ...Read more

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Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Can candida causing balanitis which is non albican cause further systemic issues? Has been ongoing for 11months -single dose fluconazole not enough?

Circumcision...: While the controversy over circumcision continues and varies over time, its indication is still certain for recurrent local information/infection. So, it is reasonable to proceed with circumcision. ...Read more

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Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Good broad spectrum: Antibiotic, the chance of c diff is equal to taking other antibiotics. 500mg is not a big dose and therefore risk of c diff less with this doseage. ...Read more

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Diclofenac has serious heart disease problems with prolonged usage. How does aspirin compare?

Diclofenac has serious heart disease problems with prolonged usage. How does aspirin compare?

Aspirin OK: Aspirin is unique among antiinflammatory meds in that it seems to prevent more than cause heart disease. It is not a very good pain medicine and should not be used in medium-high doses for this. It is not a danger to the heart. ...Read more

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What medical problems & treatments/costs, can be caused by/associated with severe decayed/missing teeth, long term in 32 yo, if left untreated?

What medical problems & treatments/costs, can be caused by/associated with severe decayed/missing teeth, long term in 32 yo, if left untreated?

Untreated decay: An untreated decayed tooth is basically an untreated infection. This can lead to pain, swelling that can effect your entire body and can lead to severe problems, loss of work and income. You will loose the tooth and this will compromise earring , chewing, and you appearance. So get the teeth treated. ...Read more

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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

An uncommon condition in infants where the outlet of the stomach is too tight, preventing breastmilk or formula from entering the small intestine, and instead causes the milk ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more