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How Can A Bacterial Infection Be Treated
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
Antibiotics: Sphingomonas is a very rare cause of human infection; when it is, it is usually fairly easily treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
No: Babies are born with a sterile gut and skin surface which begins to acquire germs from the environment within hours.After a few days, a baby will be colonized with a variety of skin and gut germs, including yeast, which can later enter irritated areas and be called a yeast infection. A human system is never completly void of yeast as it represents part of the normal gut germs. ...Read more
Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant. ...Read more
Depends on severity: I assume you are talking about increasing pain, redness and warmth around the site of a dog bite, not rabies or tetanus! if the bite was sutured, suture removal might be important, even if it is earlier than expected. Antibiotics by mouth, or, in serious cases, intravenously might be needed, as well. This is nothing to fool around with; see a doctor asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph Infections: Yes, staphylococcus infections can be deadly. There are certain strains that can be very aggressive and cause significant disease in the skin, tissues, and heart valves. Just because staph is cultured from a wound does not necessarily mean that you will die (the chances in this scenario is very small). The strains and circumstances of the 'deadly' staph is very unique. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics.: Chronic infections should be cultured in a lab to determine what the organism / bacteria is that is causing the problem. The lab can also then do sensitivity testing in which the bacteria are grown in the presence of different types and concentrations of antibiotics. These results can help the doctor caring for you decide which is the best antibiotic(s) with which to treat. ...Read more
OTC creams: You can go to your local pharmacy and there are many over the counter (otc) creams that at one time were prescription and are now available to you without seeing a dr. , if it persists, than you may need an exam and rx medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
See below: Vaccination of feed animals. Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Improve food safty practices. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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