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Good Alternatives To Penicillin
Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more
Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more
Cold remedies: And stomach remedies may be taken with penicilin ...Read more
I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)
Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics. Penicillins and cephalosporins are called beta-lactam antibiotics and affect the cell walls of certain bacteria. Sometimes bacteria will develop resistance to these drugs and there are usually other alternatives that can be employed, although this is a very complicated subject. Chec wiki. Answers. Com › categories › health › medication and drugs. Good luck. ...Read more
Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal? Feel good now
I have a skin infection and need an antibiotic but allergic to penicillin? What antibiotic is good?
Depends: It would depend on the type of penicillin allergy you had and the type of skin infection. If you just had a rash from penicillin and you do not have an MRSA infection cephalosporins like Keflex would be fine. If immediate hypersensitivity to penicillin, clindamycin, Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be options. ...Read more
Discovered a rash 24-48 hours after a tick bite (size 10-15 cm). Doctor prescribed Penicillin for 10 days. No other symptoms. Is the prognosis good?
It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically if there is strong suspicion for tick disease the antibiotic used is Doxycycline, unless there is an allergy.
There is an excellent web site at the CDC that reviews management. Blood work is always available to look for Lyme disease. ...Read more
Can a pregnant woman suffering from urinary inflammation take penicillin antibiotic? What are the side effects and risks? What about alternatives?
Prescribed Phenoxymethly penicillin for infected nose piercing and tonsillitis. 2 4 times a day for 10 days. Is this a good treatment?
UC dr gave me a prescription for nose spray and penicillin. She thought it was caused by allergies. Tested neg for strep. What good is penicillin?
If negative: For bacterial infection. PCN serving no purpose. Unless your doctor thought is was a sinus infection. Call your doctor to find out what they were treating ...Read more
Besides antibiotics what is a good home remidee to treat strep throat. I can't afford to go to a doctor for penicillin.
1st Sx will pass: Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage (rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more
Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic.
Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more
The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).
Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more
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