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Eye Infections Treated Flucloxacillin
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
Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant. ...Read more
No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotics are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Oral antibiotics: For children most ear infections are middle ear infections related to poorly developed eustachian tubes resulting in fluid retention which provides an environment for bacterial overgrowth. Antibiotics and pain control are the accepted methods of treatment here in the US. Tube placement is indicated with repeated or chronic infections. Outer ear infections (swimmer's ear) are treated with drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on where : Ear infections may involve the cavity behind the ear drum (acute otitis media) or the ear canal (swimmer's ear or otitis externa). The former may follow a cold, often clears on its own and otherwise requires a course of oral antibiotic. The latter results from loss of the normal oils and wax and may respond to acidified alcohol drops or to topical antibiotics, sometimes combined with a steroid. ...Read more
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
Probably helpful: Might use saline irrigation over drops, although some controversy.My patients have found it useful.Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy). ...Read more
Yes, sometimes used: Oral antibiotics can be used, such as when there is an ear infection and conjunctivitis together. An oral antibiotic can treat both places with one medication. Persons with just bacterial conjunctivitis usually are treated with antibiotic drops instead of oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Further testing: Recurrent yeast infections to me mean you have a source for this, usually intestinal colonization with candida or other yeast. Testing via a specialty lab like genova cdsa can diagnose this, then using a anti candida diet, oral antifungals together with supplements and good probiotic helps your gut rid itself of the offending yeast giving long term relief. Find a functional medicin doc to help you. ...Read more
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