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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Fosfomycin (Overview)

Fosfomycin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?

I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?

Depends: If you are getting better, then no! people vary, and depending on if a culture was sent, might have lab data that demonstrates susceptibility. Don't worry unless not improving. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
3 doctors shared insights

Fosfomycin (Overview)

Fosfomycin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?

Depends: If you are getting better, then no! people vary, and depending on if a culture was sent, might have lab data that demonstrates susceptibility. Don't worry unless not improving. ...Read more

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Suspected non chlamydial NGU (male). Got 1g azithromycin & 3g Fosfomycin trometamol as one time dose. Is this common combination & safe?

Suspected non chlamydial NGU (male). Got 1g azithromycin & 3g Fosfomycin trometamol as one time dose. Is this common combination & safe?

Yes, but...: See my reply to your question on the ASHA STD forum. Probably you do not have NGU and I don't expect these antibiotics to make any difference in your symptoms. But it's probably safe. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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