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What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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What antibodic is good for fever blister?

None: A true fever blister is caused by the herpes virus. Antibiotics to not kill viruses, only bacteria. An anti viral drug may help, but overall it just will heal in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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My son has fever since 5 days that decreases when I give him panadol (acetaminophen).I am giving him antibiotic called clavox.What should I do or tell his doctor.?

My son has fever since 5  days that decreases when I give him panadol (acetaminophen).I am giving him antibiotic called clavox.What should I do or tell his doctor.?

How high the temp.: You did not mention who prescribed the antibiotic. If you are giving him left over or antibiotic some one have you, please stop it and call your doc asap . What are you considering as fever? ...Read more

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Is it safe if I give my 3 yr old son a co amoxiclav antibiotic ? I think he is having fever due to his cough.

Is it safe if I give my 3 yr old son a co amoxiclav antibiotic ? I think he is having  fever due to his cough.

No: Without a strong clinical sign that this is a bacterial infection, it is not recommended to treat a symptom with antibiotics. It also can perpetuate a situation where these infections become resistant to antibiotics. You should have your son see a pediatrician to make this decision in virtually every situation. ...Read more

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Is the RSV virus dangerous in a 10 month old infant? She has been on antibiotics for 6 days. Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Is the RSV virus dangerous in a  10 month old infant?  She has been on antibiotics for 6 days.  Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Take it seriously: Appropiate hydration and support is essential.Any time a child is ill and a fever spikes, a concern arises for a secondary infection ie-ear infection.Antibiotics do not treat RSV so the fact that the child is taking one does not change the outcome.If your infant is more lethargic, drinking or urinating less, working harder to breath , or fever persists call your md right away. ...Read more

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Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat  without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Infectious : Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus (ebv) and acute infection usually involves sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes (including the spleen), and tiredness. Different people will have a different severity of mono symptoms - some get very ill, some do not get sick at all. It is spread through saliva and close contact which is why it's been known as the "kissing disease". Since it is a virus, it is not treated with antibiotics. There is a blood test available that can test for mono infection and antibodies. The test will tell you if he has ever had it, if he has it now, or if he had it in the past and is now immune to it - all helpful information. A strep test does not give information about any other infections - just strep. I attached a link for more in-depth information on infectious mono below. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

No: First you need a diagnosis. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are working to contain an infection or a tumor, but this is not always responsive to antibiotics, particularly if due to a virus. See a doctor and have this examined. You could probably wait to see if this went down and became less tender with time before going to an er. ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotics for a UTI, but I'm my lower back hurts, nausea, fever, dizzy. Should I go back to my Doc?

I've been on antibiotics for a UTI, but I'm my lower back hurts, nausea, fever, dizzy. Should I go back to my Doc?

Here are some ...: Your described symptoms seem more suggesting some disorders inside the pelvic cavity such as PID. So, see Doc timely to confirm the effectiveness of antibiotic Rx for UTI by examining properly collected urine specimen as well as to go through more detailed Hx, do physicals including pelvic, etc. so to make sure if something else, especially in pelvis, is wrong or not. ...Read more

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After 8 out of 10 days on antibiotics for an ear infection my 12 month just stared getting fever again. What doe this mean?

After 8 out of 10 days on antibiotics for an ear infection my 12 month just stared getting fever again. What doe this mean?

Sick Again: Could be many different things; another viral illness, treatment failure of antibiotics or another illness like pneumonia or uti. Best to see your pediatrician before the end of the week. Fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) at the appropriate dose and humidified air in the sleeping room for now. ...Read more

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My 6 year had been to the doctor twice and he had been on antibodies for 6 days and still running a high fever why does he still have a fever?

My 6 year had been to the doctor twice and he had been on antibodies for 6 days and still running a high fever why does he still have a fever?

Take time: Your child has had infection from either virus or bacteria. Antibiotic need some time to kill the bacteria. If it is viral infection, it also take time for the body to fight with it. ...Read more

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What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can taking an antibiotic cause a fever and chills?

Fever: Unusual, but killing of bacteria with release of their products into the circulation can produce fever. Commonly seen with syphilis or other diseases due to spirochaetes. There is also immune reconstitution syndrome seen in patients with aids who are begun on antiretroviral treatment. More likely, however, is that the antibiotic is not effective and the infection is progressing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to run a fever while taking an antibiotic?

Is it normal to run a fever while taking an antibiotic?

The underlying: Health problem may be causing the fever. A fever is usually not suppressed immediately after starting an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have fever around 38.8 C. Is taking Zinnat antibiotic good?

Cefuroxime axetil: That all depends upon whether your fever is due to an infection caused by a bacteria sensitive to this antibiotic. There are many other possibilities. Be careful, inappropriate antibiotic use may have severe negative consequences. ...Read more

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Went to the dr and was diagnosed with cellulitis. I was given an ointment and a antibiotic. last night started to get a fever. Is that normal?

Went to the dr and was diagnosed with cellulitis. I was given an ointment and a antibiotic. last night started to get a fever. Is that normal?

No: It may be a sign that your infection is spreading. Usually a systemic antibiotic is required for cellulitis which is not a superficial infection like an infected scratch. Go to UrgiCare or your doctor now to make sure that it is not from MRSA. Do not delay. ...Read more

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76 Male having fever of unknown origin. Was having antibiotic IV for 10 days. First 3 days were great with no fever but then fever returned. Why?

76 Male having fever of unknown origin. Was having antibiotic IV for 10 days. First 3 days were great with no fever but then fever returned. Why?

Treatment failure: using an antibiotic to treat FUO is very common. Return of the fever suggests either wrong antibiotic or not a condition caused by bacteria. And remember, in South Asia here are many infections that have fevers that cycle over days (malaria being the classic example). ...Read more

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