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Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

Does doxycycline treat staph infection on hardware in spine?

It is very hard to m: Get rid of a spine infection with hardware present without washing out wound several times and being on IV antibiotics usually for 6 weeks. Sometimes a patient is transitioned onto oral antibiotic but just taking oral antibiotic will most likely not cure the infection but may suppress it while remaining on the antibiotic. It depends on whether an organism was identified & if sensitive to drug. ...Read more

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Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now? I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now?  I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Sensitivity: When doctors run cultures they also run a sensitivity test which is why you run a culture. The sensitivity test tells you which antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to and the names of the antibiotics the bacteria will be resistent to. If you have already been treated and the bacteria was sensitive to that bacteria it will resolve. Avoid picking and recontamination. ...Read more

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Dx staph infec/leg: bacitracin gel, 100 mg doxycycline caps, 10 days, + injection, vicodin es/ pain. When will i feel relief & clear up? Tx yesterday

Dx staph infec/leg: bacitracin gel, 100 mg doxycycline caps, 10 days, +  injection, vicodin es/ pain. When will i feel relief & clear up? Tx yesterday

If treatment : Is working then you should star feeling better within 48 hours. I assume that a culture was taken to determine that you have staph. Appropriate antibiotics should be given to treat infection. ...Read more

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On doxycycline for minor staph infection. Rash coming up on neck. Should I stop taking it? I have 3 days left of prescription should I try Benadryl?

On doxycycline for minor staph infection. Rash coming up on neck. Should I stop taking it? I have 3 days left of prescription should I try Benadryl?

Better stop: can be just an adverse drug reaction, not a true allergy to doxycycline, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, call your doctor with such incident. You can take benadryl if you have itching or hives, but you need to see your doctor if this is the case, good luck ...Read more

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What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more

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How do I treat staph. Hominus?

Culture : When an infection is suspected a culture is taken. The culture identifies not only what bacteria is involved but also what medications the bacteria is susceptible to. This allows selection of the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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How is a bladder staph epi treated?

How is a bladder staph epi treated?

Antibiotics: Usually responds to amoxiillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Very often a contaminant, so that urine culture is worth repeating before starting antibiotic treament. ...Read more

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How can staph infections be treated?

How can staph infections be treated?

Oral antibiotics: See your md for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture. Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). Iv treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Doxycycline and Flagyl treats what?

Many Infections: Doxycycline and Flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics which can be used in the treatment of many different infections, most often caused by bacteria and/or protozoa. Metronidazole is particularly useful in the treatment of infections which may include anaerobics (live in environments without good oxygen supply). This combination may be used for treating sinus infections or stds for example. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline treat hemorrhoidal infection?

Proctitis?: Hemorrhoids don't generally get infected. Maybe rectal inflammation/infection (proctitis)? If so, or if you have an anal fissure, doxycycline might help. If under a doctor's care, follow his or her advice. If not, see a doctor now. If your anus has been sexually exposed, get tested for STD; doxycycline is the treatment of choice for rectal chlamydia. ...Read more

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What do you treat staph infection with in elderly patients?

What do you treat staph infection with in elderly patients?

See below: Depends on the symptoms, the location of infection and the sensitivity of the culture to ensure the right antibiotics to treat this condition. It could be oral or IV form. ...Read more

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Are staph infections contagious after being treated at a hospital?

Are staph infections contagious after being treated at a hospital?

see below: Staphylococcus aureus colonization can be spread from a patient with a recent infection to others by direct contact or by indirect environmental contamination. Colonization can later cause infection. ...Read more

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What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more

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