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What type of antibiotic can I use for heberden node?

What type of antibiotic can I use for  heberden node?

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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Yes: There are a lot of antibiotics related to different groups or families works on different spectrum of bacteria and also depends on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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What types of antibiotic resistance are common out there?

What types of antibiotic resistance are common out there?

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

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I have currently cough and colds, may i ask what type of antibiotic i need to take? thank you.

Seasonal flu...: you most likely have a seasonal flu caused by a virus. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. Get plenty of rest, keep fluid intake up, NSAID's for fever/aches. ...Read more

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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

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How long after taking antibiotic forh pylori can I do the test to check if its gone? And what type of test is more accurate?

H. Pylori: After treatment for h. Pylori, you should wait for 2 weeks to have test to determine eradication of the bacteria. One of the way to do it is h. Pylori breath test. The other way is stool antigen for h. Pylori. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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