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How Is Endocarditis Treated
Fever, murmur: It is difficult to know for sure some times but if there is fever with elevated sedimentation rate with a positive blood clture in a patient with a murmur an abnormal heart valve which may or may not cause congestive heart failure. An echocardiogram. May show the vegetations in the valve. The history helps...Most common in HIV patients IV drug users, or elderly pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocarditis: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infective_endocarditisGet a more detailed answer ›
Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibiotics are used for 6-9 months, and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the infection. Tb is a notoriously slow dividing bacteria, and this slow growth is the reason it takes so long for a TB infection to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiation is used alone or in addition to drugs depending on the type and stage of cancer. This is a discussion you will have with your cancer team during which you should have ample opportunity to ask questions. Take a pad and paper with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms : CF can happen in healthy persons. If causing symptoms one needs to find out the cause for cf. Simple steps like cold avoidance, stopping smoking or drugs that cause blood vessel narrowing (caffeine, decongestants or some diet pills) may reduce symptoms. More involved treatment will require a better understanding of the underlying problem and proper work up by expert physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort: Mono is a viral illness that is usually milder in children and harser in adults. Adults are often symptomatic with lack of energy & increased sleep requirement for up to 3 weeks. Maintaining proper hydration, nutrition and rest is the primary treatment focus. Patients should avoid contact sports, horse or bike riding if their spleen is enlarged.There are no medications for this disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which streptococcus: There are multiple species of Streptococcus and they have different pathogenicities. The treatment of streptococcus cause cavities in teeth is very different form the streptococcus causing endocarditis. You may consult this site for a start: https://medlineplus.gov/streptococcalinfections.html ...Read more
Supportive measures: There is no treatment for the viral infection itself, we simply support failing organs and provide adequate fluid and nutrition until the illness has run its course. These can include specialized ivs, ventilators, hemodialysis, feeding tubes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be critical: IE - Infection of the inside lining of the heart and heart valves usually caused by bacteria can be life threatening. It can permanently damage heart valves . It requires immediate and aggressive medical attention usually in hospital as well as multiple IV antibiotics. It can also be caused by fungi and other agents. Serious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: Although there are proponents of the idea that humans can suffer infestation by collembola (springtails, arthropods that inhabit soil), clinical studies have either been discredited or have not demonstrated evidence (eg: lim cs; et al. Collembola are unlikely to cause human dermatitis. J insect sci. 2009; 9:3). For this reason, there is no standard of care treatment, to my knowledge. ...Read more
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