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How can you empirically treat spinal infections?

Smart guess: "empirically treat" means taking an educated guess. The scenario you describe means there is an infection but it has not been determined which bug causes it. When there is no precise information on the infectious organism, usually two or three antibiotics are chosen and given to the patient "empirically" to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How can you treat unrinary infection?

How can you treat unrinary infection?

Treatment of UTI: That depends: where in the urinary tract the infection is present and if indeed there is an infection present. A lower tract infection may be treated with a short course of antibiotics but a deep kidney infection may take weeks of IV antibiotics. Ut symptoms may be an infection but may also be from a vaginal infection or hypersensitivity from soaps, perfumes, or other topical agents. ...Read more

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How can you treat yeast infection effectively?

How can you treat yeast infection effectively?

Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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How can you treat yeast infection?

How can you treat yeast infection?

Yeast tx: 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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What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

What can you do to treat urinary tract infections at home without antibiotics?

Drink fluids: To help flush the bladder. Sometimes the symptoms will go away. If they don't improve on a day or two, go see your health care provider. ...Read more

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How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Bv can be treated by either the oral version of a drug called Metronidazole or there is a vaginal suppository version of this same medication. One caution with this medication is that it cannot be mixed with alcohol or it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How can you treat male yeast infections?

How can you treat male yeast infections?

Oral : Agents like Diflucan (fluconazole) will work. I would find out cause as well. Recent antibiotics. Contact with person who is infected. Possible underlying issue. See your doctor full full work up ...Read more

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How can we treat urinal infection?

How can we treat urinal infection?

Cystitis: I think what you're describing is a cystitis an infection of the bladder if you increase your fluid intake it will help but usually you require an antibiotic I would suggest you see your physician ...Read more

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What can be done to cure chronic bacteria infections?

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

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How can you diagnose and treat measles?

How can you diagnose and treat measles?

Varies: There are some physicians who trained when there was enough measles to recognize it from clinical presentation. There are also available blood tests to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. Treatment is primarily supportive with rest, fluids,nutrition etc while they self heal. Additional measures focus on complications as they arise,like treating secondary pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively cure cystitis without having to use medication?

How can you most effectively cure cystitis without having to use medication?

Fluids: High fluids, cranberry juice, large urine volumes, probiotics are all helpful. Minimize caffeine and carbonation as well. Even with these things, however, you may still need to be tested and have appropriatet antimicrobial therapy. ...Read more

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Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used to treat a chlamydia infection?

Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones. ...Read more

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How do you treat fungal meningitis?

How do you treat fungal meningitis?

Antifungals: Fungal meningitis is rather uncommon in normal individuals. Most of the times seen in patients with AIDS and/ or spinal procedures. The treatment is usually iv/ po anti fungal directed at the specific fungal organism. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

Repeat UTI's: I would suggest you see a urologist to arrive at a diagnosis of what is causing your having repeat uti's. One of the causes is an anatomical problem of your urinary system. You will need a renal ultrasound and perhaps a xray of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. Have your urine cultured to make sure your doctor is giving you an effective antibiotic. How do you know your immune system is weak? ...Read more

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How can you treat and prevent a yeast infection (home remedy)?

Prevent & treat: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat a yeast infection?

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