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Intravenous Antibiotics List
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are children with chronic benign neutrophenia supposed to get intravenus antibiotics at first sign of fever?
List of Antibiotics: You can get lists of antibiotics readily available from many sources on the Internet. Strength of an antibiotic is a rather subjective thing as it depends on which bacteria you are trying to treat. For example, Penicillin is very effective for Strep Throat but will not treat most skin infections. This doesn't make it any weaker an antibiotic that Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which would treat both. Just different. ...Read more
What should a person allergic to sulfa based antibiotics be careful about? Is there a comprehensive list of these antibiotics and is sulfur OK?
Sulfa avoidance: Although cross-sensitivity to drugs with a similar sulfa structure was once suspected to be likely, this has not shown to be true. This only drug you need to avoid is sulfa (Bactrim, Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) etc). Read the label carefully. Note that it has nothing to do with sulfate or sulfite. ...Read more
I've had an ingrown toenail for around 5-6 months and am still on a waiting list, I'm taking antibiotics and cleaning it, could I still lose whole toe?
Infected or not?: This depends if the ingrown nail is causing an infection (redness, pain, swelling, pus, increase in skin temperature). If you are relatively healthy and have an infection, this would probably not lead to needing an amputation, however, if you have diabetes or are immune compromised, then you need to take care of this immediately. In my opinion any bacterial infection should be treated promptly. ...Read more
Science Questions: I am sorry, but this is not how this app works. Perhaps if you go to a pharmacist and ask for some reading or search pharmacy items on the web. There are so many different antibiotics and so many different rules that an attempt to answer this question would fill up a whole book. We only have 400 characters. Be specific about your symptoms or needs. ...Read more
Please help me find a liquid antibiotic to treat strep- pneumonia/bronchitis -it would be going into my new 1-5micron nebulizer. List choices. Thanx!
My daughter has got severe chest cold for last few months and due to this she had severe fever and list weight. Pediatrician prescribed antibiotics.
Follow your pediatrician: If your daughter needed antibiotics, so that was her pediatrician 's judgement after evaluating her, keep a follow up now till she recovers and later to prevent recurrence, wish her a speedy recovery ...Read more
Any ant-biotic can,: The risk is higher w/ broad-spectrum antibiotics - those aimed at a wide range of bacteria it is also higher w/ multiple antibiotics or using antibiotics for a long time. Probiotics can help and most folk do get better when they stop use. Your dr needs to find the best tx for you or you need to find the best doctor who will. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/clostridium-difficile-colitis. ...Read more
My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. The information you provided does not seem to add up and hence it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion.
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Ask questions!!!!: Though many diseases can be cured with antibiotics, not every single disease requires an antibiotic. In fact, there are times when the side effects of antibiotics may be life threatening. Ask your doctor what the side effects are to your antibiotic, if they may interact with you current medications, if the diagnosis can be caused by something other than a bacterial infection (such as a virus). ...Read more
Prescription label: The directions will be on the label- along with any precautions or other specific notations. It's rare, if ever, that specific. You can space it out depending upon the hours that you are awake. It's more important that you don't skip taking it and finish the prescription. If you have any questions call your pharmacist or prescribing doctor. ...Read more
YES: Yes. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. H1N1 is a strain of the influenza virus. Even if you are taking antibiotics, you can still get infected with a viral infection like influenza. Getting a yearly flu shot can reduce your risk of getting influenza including the H1N1 strain. ...Read more
Antibiotic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
U take antibiotic?: Because u need it, u can't be allergic to all medication, and if u really can't take oral medication, u can take injection. ...Read more
Cessation: Cessation of antibiotic therapy before the recommended treatment course can lead to incomplete treatment of the specific condition as well as to adding to the increasing antibiotic resistance dilemma in medicine. ...Read more
Twice Daily: There is no right answer to this simple question. You are instructed to take the pills twice daily. That usually means in the morning and the evening. But, you get to pick the schedule as long as it is eight to twelve hours separating them. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: That is a difficult question to answer in a definitive manner. Obviously you should take an antibiotic if you have a bacterial infection of sorts and the medication should depend on the type of infection and suspected organism. Obviously you would need to see your physician first ...Read more
Antibiotics -caution: Antibiotics should only be used after careful consideration by your doctor. There can be serious side-effects from over use of these medicines. Certain infections will NOT respond to antibiotics (such as those caused by viruses), so even if a patient feels sick, other treatment is recommended. Common problems with antibiotics include diarrhea, nausea, rashes, yeast infections and 'resistant' germs ...Read more
New antibiotics: The world desperately needs new antibiotics. If you think you've made a discovery, then you might want to obtain a provisional application for a patent. This will give you a filing date with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and gives you protection under the law. You may want to contact a lawyer or some patent service - sounds like your discovery could be "patent pending." ...Read more
Takes time: If the nodes are enlarged on an infectious basis or a single node large because it is abscessed, it will take a few days to build up abx in the blood and stop new germs. By the end of a few days the nodes should be stable while it may take 2 weeks for them to start shrinking. ...Read more
Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more
No: You should be fine. Antibiotics should only be used if you have a demonstrable problem! ...Read more
Chlamydia: Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia. Htm since I assume you're referring to Chlamydia, which is usually treated w/antibiotic pills. However, since one is often co-infected w/Gonorrhea, we recommend an additional antibiotic shot for latter. Thus, it's important to take everything as recommended by your treating doc. Or risk complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). ...Read more
Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
Take as prescribed: Antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed by a doctor and instructions for the prescription should be followed precisely. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections and some antibiotics work well for specific types of bacteria and others don't which is why you must get diagnosed by a doctor first. Taking antibiotics without a prescription can lead to bacterial resistance of the antibiotic. ...Read more
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