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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
Mild UTI cleared. Taken monurol. Now bladder dull pain intermittently. No abnormal frequency. Urine feme and culture normal. Cause? Recover naturally?
Inflammation: Some symptoms can persist for a few days. If it persists, get a gyn checkup. ...Read more
Can fosfomycin be used in the UK? My Gp prescribed it as a last resort for a UTI that no other antibiotic is clearing
Yes: It is also used occasionally in the US as an antiobiotic for UTIs. ...Read more
Urine strip test shows infection. Given Monurol 3g (fostomycin trometamol). Burning sensation after pee stopped, but pain at bladder persists. Why?
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
Is Monurol 3g (fostomycin trometamol) effective in treating UTI caused by vaginal yeast infection?
Taken single dose of monurol, 9 out of 15 tablets of ketonazole but symptoms of urinary tract infection n vaginal yeast infection persist. What to do?
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
See below: First of all, i don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more
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Sex is Part of Life:
Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.
But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more
Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more
Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more