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How Many Types Of Antibiotics Are There
None: A heberdeen node is the hard bony swelling that can occur at the end joint of one's fingers because of osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis that one may get as one ages. This hard swelling will not go away with any antibiotic. However certain antibiotics, such as clarithromycin, or minocyn may reduce the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Depends: On what they were rx'd for.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common problem: Not long after the first penicillin became available we started to see staphylococcus that was resistant. Synthetic penicillins (methacillin& others) were developed & we had more resistant germs. Sometimes we can focus treatment by sending a germ to the lab(uti) & testing it against several abx to make sure we only use the one that works. That slows the emergence of new resistant germs. ...Read more
What kind or which type of antibiotics should be prohibited to be be taken by someone suffering from Crohn's disease?
No "prohibited" list: Your question is excellent but a tough one to answer, since it depends on the patient (allergies, other diseases one may have) , the diagnosis (diarrhea, perforation), and the type of microbes that is suspected to cause the infection. In addition, the choice of abx is also affected by the drug that is being used to treat Crohn's. In complex cases, an infectious diseases specialist is consulted. ...Read more
I catch flue approxemtly two times a year with 5-6 months in between. The question is should I change the type of antibiotics taken every time?
No Antibiotics !: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been treating prostatitis using difference types of antibiotics since last 3 years, still i could not recover from it. Please advise what todo?
Prostatitis: See a urologist. Prostate is not an organ which is penetrated effectively by most antibiotics, so the choice of drugs will limit their efficacy. You also need to promote drainage, first with sitz baths, frequent ejaculation, and when the acute process calms down, prostatic massage may help. But please see a good urologist as there may be other problems associated. ...Read more
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