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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Which fast treatments for a yeast infection?

Which fast treatments for a yeast infection?

Treatment for yeast: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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Amophotericin b for chronic and systemic yeast infections, what to do?

Amophotericin b for chronic and systemic yeast infections, what to do?

Careful!: Ampho b is a strong anti-fungal with many potential side effects. In med school microbiology, we called it 'ampho-terrible b' i recommend you talk with your gyn or an infectious disease specialist or dermatologist about finding some alternative treatments. If it has to be ampho b and nothing else works, follow directions carefully. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for chronic yeast infections?

What is a treatment for chronic yeast infections?

Chronic Infection: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Frequently: Yes, it can be effective, but many other factors go into how well an infection responds besides just the antibiotic. Diabetes, nutrition and the location and size of the infection all are important factors to consider. Sometimes other treatments, like surgery also help. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for chronic yeast infection?

Chronic infection.: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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Need some good tips for treating a staph infection?

Need some good tips for treating a staph infection?

How bad: Initial warm soaks and keeping the area clean but most staph infections will require antibiotics . Ointment antibiotics are only good for simple small cuts and bruises a staph infection will most likely need oral meds so see a doctor ...Read more

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Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

No: Even though an infection could be transmitted during the act of sex does not mean that it falls into the category of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

No: Pneumocystis is an infectious organism. It can only be treated with specific antibiotics. On the other hand, radiation can weaken the immune system and cause pneumocystis pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can treatment for a bacterial infection differ from treatment for a virus?

How can  treatment for a bacterial infection differ from treatment for a virus?

...: Depends on the bacteria and the virus in question. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. Some viral infections have specific treatment (i.e. The flu, hiv, etc.) while other viruses do not have specific therapy. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

UTI: Only way to treat if infected and the culture documents it is susceptible to this abiotic. ...Read more

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What helps to cure a yeast infection?

Antifungal meds: There are over the counter yeast medications such as Monistat that can help. There are also prescription creams that help treat a broader spectrum of yeast (there are more than one strain that can cause infection), or the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill. ...Read more

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What is a bacterial agent for gastrointestinal infection?

What is a bacterial agent for gastrointestinal infection?

Many: Numerous. Can be strep or staph, guardia, e. Coli, campylobacter, clostridium, salmonella, shigella, parasites, etc, etc. ...Read more