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How To Replace Good Bacteria After Antibiotics
What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over
Genital warts?: Podofilox is simply applied to warts, usually without other consideration of the dose. Sometimes daily, other times only 2-3 times a week; follow the instructions on your prescription or that you received from your doctor or clinic. Levofloxacin has no effect on warts or HPV, the virus that causes them. Warts almost never "spread all over". Clarify any further question with your doctor. ...Read more
Can I use a homeopathic insert (vh essentials) to help keep good bacteria in vagina while taking antibiotic to treat bv?
Yes.: Some doctors and homeopaths recommend a douche with yougart that is an active culture. Yougart has lactobacillis which is a good bacteria and normal to be in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection. Yeast are also part of the normal vaginal flora. The antibiotics kill the "good bacteria" and then the yeast grow unchecked, and cause the irritation or "yeast infection". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a Bacteria Chest Infection. How long. Can't tell if it's helping. What's the duration normally and is this a good antibiotic?
Appropriate: Augmenting is an appropriate antibiotic for many bacterial infections. Whether it works for your infection will depend, in part, on the susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic, and your body's defenses. Duration of therapy may depend on the severity of infection. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more
Depends: Certain antibiotics can be good for one bug but not another. Cultures and sensitivity testing needs to be done. ...Read more
I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?
Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic bacterial vaginosis. Antibiotics/ boric acid only temporary relief. How can I perm recolonize my lactobacilli, vag probiotics no good?
Lactobacillus: Make some yogurt at home, dilute it with some sterile water and make it into a douche. Homemade yogurt is full of lactobacillus. I also recommend a product called fem flora from swanson vitamins. It is a vaginal probiotic and I've had really good luck in my chronic BV patients. Also, no undies at bedtime, no thongs, wipe front to back and don't use the tub for hygeine, shower. ...Read more
Will my specific bacteria (MOST LIKELY) (please just GUESS) be resistant to a antibiotic if I stopped it ONCE after a few days. Then restarted 1m later?
Antibiotic resistant: What you propose is very very unlikely with all but one or two antibiotics. ...Read more
Will my specific bacteria (guess) be resistant to an antibiotic if I took for 3 days, stopped it. Then restarted 1 month later. What is the likelihood?
Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the well used antibiotic kills all bacteria which participate in infection e.g. sinus infection?
They Adapt!: Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where the bacteria no longer are succeptible to the drug. This usually occurs when the microorganism mutates its dna to be able to "inactivate" the medication. This is a type of "natural selection" amoung the bacteria. This is a real threat to medicine today. The overuse of certain antibiotics has contributed to this. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Sometimes the xray features, combined with the age of the patient, time of the year help the physician pick a first line med. Hospital acquired infections may be treated differt from community acquires cases. There is no one fits all med. ...Read more
Antibiotic pressure: When bacteria are exposed to antibiotics the strongest bacteria survive. Strength is gained by genetic mutations & by acquiring resistance genes from other bacteria. This selection for resistant bacteria is called antibiotic pressure. Since the 1st antibiotic was introduced in 1935 bacteria continue to gain resistance in 'snow-balling' fashion. Some bacteria today are resistant to all antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Missing a single dose of antibiotic is unlikely to cause resistance. However, missing more doses or taking antibiotics intermittently can lead to resistance. It comes down to drug levels in the body. Bacteria only develop resistance when there are antibiotics around but not in a high enough level to kill them. If there are suboptimal levels for awhile, the bacteria will then develop resistance. ...Read more
Natural selection: Even the creationists acknowledge this kind of micro-evolution. The molecular mechanisms are well-established. Here's the latest stuff http://www. Nature. Com/ng/journal/v46/n3/full/ng.2878.html ...Read more
Various: They evolve in hospitals, sub acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Environments where antibiotics are excessively prescribed and sensitive bacteria are killed off while resistant strains persist and thrive. They also occur in the food supply because of the excessive use of antibiotics in animal husbandry to increase animal growth rates and corporate profits. ...Read more