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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Over 90% viral...: ...and won't respond to any antibiotic. In early stages, it usually isn't possible to tell. After a few days, persisting fever (>38C), white patches in the throat, or enlarged/tender glands in the neck suggest strep or other bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is not the best choice for strep/bacterial pharyngitis. Amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or a macrolide (azithromycin etc) are more reliable. ...Read more

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Had throat infection. Finished anti biotics 4 days ago. Painless movable lumps under chin and jaw still there? What are they?

Had throat infection. Finished anti biotics 4 days ago.  Painless movable lumps under chin and jaw still there? What are they?

Infection: This description sounds like lymph nodes. It is common to get swollen lymph nodes during an infection. These will go away on their own. If they persists weeks to months after an infection, i suggest seeing your pcp for further examination. ...Read more

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I'm taking antbiotics for chest and throat infection. reflux as burned my throat how can I ease it I'm on lansoprazole for reflux tonge feels on fire?

Antacid: If an H2 blocker is not helping you might try adding AlkaSeltzer or Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or similar products, but it would also help to be further evaluated to make sure you do not have Helicobacter pylori infection. Get better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i breast feed my 3 months old baby as i'm taking anti biotic tablets for cold n throat infection?

Depends: Depends on the antibiotic, make sure your doctor knows. You are breast feeding and they can put you on one tat is safe to take while you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has had 2 doses of antibioics in the last 6 weeks for a ear infection and now a throat infection is this ok?

My 6 month old baby has had 2 doses of antibioics in the last 6 weeks for a ear infection and now a throat infection is this ok?

It happens: Clearing ear infections in small infants is sometimes difficult, with reinfection rates running 10% by a month out if it even cleared at all. I encourage parents to use probiotic preparations to help reduce the effect on the kids happy germs that help digestion. ...Read more

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I had a bacterial throat infection, had a dose of anti biotics and a repeat. 4 days after finishing im getting a sore throat and white tongue. Ideas?

I had a bacterial throat infection, had a dose of anti biotics and a repeat. 4 days after finishing im getting a sore throat and white tongue. Ideas?

Possible thrush..: White tongue and sore throat might be symptoms and signs of oral thrush which is associated with a yeast(fungal) infection and require other type of antibiotics to be prescribed. Please make an appointment with your doctor so a direct exam can be performed and appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) the next, you probably should give the first medication several days to see if it works. If the infection is due to a virus, antibiotics will not help. It's difficult to differentiate between bacteria and virus, but virus is usually a more common cause of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a throat infection ?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a throat infection ?

Sometimes: It depends on what organism is causing the throat infection.For viral, fungal, mycoplasma infections of the throat no>for organisms resistant to amoxicillin..No.Group a beta hemolytic strep "strep throat" responds well to penicillin or amoxicillin...Provided you are not allergic to them!see your doctor, a throat culture sometimes is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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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