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Haemophilus B Conj Medication
My child is very sick w/ haemophilus influenza in his lungs. It's resistant to penicillin and he's allergic to sulpha. What other drug can he take?
Macrolides: A class of medication called macrolides particular mixifloxacin it should be sensitive to it it 400 mg IV daily and also refer to the sensitivity pattern they should have. ...Read more
I had a vaginal swab that showed haemophilus influenzae. I this dangerous? Can it cause menegistis ans can I pass it to my children?
Normal flora: Hemophilus influenzae is a little unusual to be isolated from a vaginal swab, but this organism is part of our normal bacterial population, primarily found in the upper respiratory tract. Like all bacteria, it has the potential to create infection under the right circumstances, but this is not common without some predisposition. ...Read more
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Mom had haemophilus influenzae pneumonia and treated in hosp. I was with her 3 days before meds began. It's been almost 2 weeks now. Am I at risk?
Pneumonia: If you are not having symptoms I would say you are fine. You were at risk but it sounds the exposure did not effect you ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with haemophilus influenzae....have taken cipro (ciprofloxacin) and cefuxcim for 12 days.....I still have it. What should I do?
See below: I am assuming you are being treated for pneumonia. The medications you are taking are often effective for H.influenza if given in adequate dosage. Depending of the antibiotic sensitivity testing you may need a change in treatment. You should request your physician to consult with an Infectious Disease specialist for advice if your not improving. ...Read more
I am currently on Retuximab maintenance and my pneumococcal and haemophilus antibodies are suboptimal - can you tell me what this means?
What is the implication of haemophilus influenzae beta lactamase positive in an adult obtained by a sinus culture performed by an ENT?
Is a common bacterial "dweller" in the Upper Respiratory tract. Including the sinuses....
Some physicians feel that it should be treated IF associated with upper respiratory symptomatology
Some feel it is a "normal" "colonizer"
Hope this helps!
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Just got diagnosed with heavy growth haemophilus parainfluenzae. How long until I feel better. Asthmatic on steroids and biaxin (clarithromycin). Around non imm child?
Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?
Yes and no: No clinician would take chances. The history and symptoms would tilt the balance either way. Most patients end up having a lumbar puncture if there is any clinical suspicion for meningitis. Remember that rashes may be in different stages and that will make impossible to differentiate. ...Read more
Depends: If u take right antibiotics on right time you are fine. Seriousness depends on your underlying chronic problems and current symptoms from infection. ...Read more
Yes: It is an encapsulated bacterium, and you are at higher risk. ...Read more
How to know if bacterial meningitis is an infection with neisseria meningitis or haemophilus influenzae?
How can you tell if bacterial meningitis is an infection with neisseria meningitis or haemophilus influenzae?
Nasal Swab: The three most common bacterial pathogens causing upper respiratory infection in adults are Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae. A nasal swab is performed to culture and see what pathogen is causing problems. Haemophilus is a normal colonizer, but when isolated from sputum during infection it can indicate colonization has morphed to pathogenicity. ...Read more
I had influneza a last week and have a sinus infection caused by haemophilus. I am prone to sinus infections. Its been almost 2 weeks since I 1st had symptoms. Do I take a zpack or wait it out.
Let me advise you: Since you chronic sinus problems I would advise to use it ...Read more
A sinus culture showed high Haemophilus influenzae. Grahm stain - no white blood cells or organizims. Could I have an infection with no white cells.?
Finished zpack, 2 rounds of levaquin and now I'm on biaxin. Had sputum sample come up with heavy haemophilus parainfluenzae. Would I need to switch back to cipro (ciprofloxacin) even though just got off levaquin?
Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. Amoxicillin for 7 days so far.
H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more
My culture shows growth of haemophilus parainfluenzae. My gum keeps having recurrent abscess, PUS drain. 1/ Periodontist and Endodontist think it is because there must be crack on my post crow tooth #7. 2/ I think it is I cut into my gum in 2015.?
Hello, my daughter, 5years, had a vairous in her left eye which called hemophilus influenza, so what is the best treatment for this vairous? Thank you.
Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST, the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more
Hepatitis B, right?: If you're a chronic carrier, it's wise to get under the care of a specialist who can keep it at bay, though right now it's not curable. No over-the-counter stuff will help. Forget 'pop claims'; even milk thistle won't cure you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Plan B can interact: With acitretin, adapalene, heparin, lamotrigine, warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, barbiturates, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, tetracycline, clarithromycin, isotretinoin, phenytoin, primidone, St. John's wort, cyclosporine, tretinoin, dexamethasone, oxcarbazepine, rifampin, topiramate, voriconazole, Griseofulvin, mifepristone, apixaban, dalteparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin, mycophenolate, > ...Read more
Depends on med: Some antibiotics can lower plan B effectiveness, they are ampicillin, cotrimoxazole (in Bactrim), tetracycline, & clarithromycin. Be sure to check brand and generic names if you think you might be taking one of these. Happy to answer more specific knowing the medication for uti. ...Read more
Needs attention: You seem to have multiple problems which needs to be treated and closely followed to prevent long term complications. Treatment can be both by diet, life style modifications and medications. But you need to comply to your diet, medications and regular follow up check ups. ...Read more
B/p 199/100, pulse 112, medication isn't helping, have lost 25 lbs. Can acupuncture help with b/p?
Hi B/P high pulse: You need more help. Ask for consultation. Be sure you do not have something like over active thyroid causing this. Get new doctors. ...Read more
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