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Are antibiotics effective on warts?

Are antibiotics effective on warts?

No: Hi you use a combination treatment with Aspirin cream with corn caps and sometimes this works in removing the warts. ...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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What is the most effective antibiotic to treat sinuitis?

What is the most effective antibiotic to treat sinuitis?

Various antibiotics: There are various antibiotics used for sinusitis depending on the individual patient history and circumstances. See a doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most effective antibiotic for cold&cough with reasonable cost? Thanx.

What is the most effective antibiotic for cold&cough with reasonable cost? Thanx.

Antibiotics: As most coughs and colds are viral, no antibiotic is indicated since antibiotics don't affect viruses. ...Read more

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Is four days enough time for the pill to become effective again after finishing antibiotics?

Is four days enough time for the pill to become effective again after finishing antibiotics?

Possibly: Depends on where you were in your cycle. To be sure use a secondary form of BC until you start your next cycle. ...Read more

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I'm sick almost every week and I can't take take this anymore!! 1 month and 2 different antibiotics for different illnesses. Effective ways to prevent?

I'm sick almost every week and I can't take take this anymore!! 1 month and 2 different antibiotics for different illnesses. Effective ways to prevent?

Go to doctor: Sounds like your immune system is very weak, go to doctor, blood tests will approve that your immune system is weak. Did you use the antibiotic in a safe/right way? (completed the course till the end?) ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective for treating athlete’s foot?

Are antibiotics effective for treating athlete’s foot?

No: Antibiotics target bacteria. Athletes foot is a fungal infection, which responds to antifungals. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make my pill not effective?

Can antibiotics make my pill not effective?

Please specify: Which antibiotic you are referring to so that we can doa drug interaction check. ...Read more

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Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Possibly: If the pigsa (boil) is infected and the bacteria associated with the infection is susceptible to the cloxacillin. However, more than 30 % to 40% of skin infections are now caused by MRSA. If treating empirically, its best to avoid cloxacillin. ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin as an antibiotic?

How effective is ciprofloxacin as an antibiotic?

Yes: Depending on the bacteria causing the infection and the location of the infection. ...Read more

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How effective can bc be while taking antibiotics?

BLOOD CULTURE MAY BE: If blood is drawn for blood cvulture and you are on antibiotics it may be negative if the antibiotics are effective in killing the bacteria
thats the reason we always take blood cultures before starting the antibiotics. But if the antibiotics were not the right ones than it may grow the organism causing the infection and you may switch the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against e. coli?

Which antibiotic is most effective against e. coli?

Depends: The most effective antibiotic will depend on the antibiotic sensitivity profile of the organism, from the microbiology laboratory. Ask your doctor about your particular infection. ...Read more

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Are general antibiotics effective against the plague?

Are general antibiotics effective against the plague?

Several possibilitie: Generally treatment with tetracycline, streptomycin, gentamycin or Chloramphenicol are effective.
However if you believe you or someone else is infected see a physician to diagnose further. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

No cure -treatment: The most commonly used antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections (utis) are Nitrofurantoin (aka macrobid) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, which are cheap + usually well tolerated. But, it's important to try to learn why utis keep occurring + the doctor may want to do some studies. Also, prevention through good toilet hygiene + fully emptying bladder often enough is also key. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Why do you ask?: This is a common bug that grows on the skin and almost never causes problems. If it's food poisoning, antibiotics won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is diflucan (fluconazole) effective if it is taken with an antibiotic?

Yes but: Yes it will kill the yeast infection but until the antibiotics gone the yeast can grow right back. ...Read more

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How long will antibiotics (amoxicillin 500mg.) stay effective, to be safe to take?

How long will antibiotics (amoxicillin 500mg.) stay effective, to be safe to take?

Antibiotics: It's generally a good idea to not use a prescription drug beyond one year after it was filled. ...Read more

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How long does it take for antibiotics (clarithromycin) to start becoming effective?

1-2 days: Depending on the severity of your infection, it takes time for antibiotics to fight and win against your infection. Oral antibiotics must be absorbed into the blood stream to get to the infection. Some infections localize and wall themselves away from the blood supply and are slower to control with oral antibiotics. Such infection need to be drained. ...Read more

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Is it effective to take an antibiotic right after oral sex if I believe I was infected?

Is it effective to take an antibiotic right after oral sex if I believe I was infected?

Why?: You are male, I assume, and the potential infections from bacteria are quite low compared with the reverse. The infections that are most serious and cannot be treated once acquired are with carcinogenic strains of hpv and herpes 1 or 2. Talk to your doctor about concerns, but I think an antibiotic would rarely be indicated! ...Read more

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If antibiotic is expired since 2013 how effective would it be if taken now? It's ciprofloxacin

If antibiotic is expired since 2013 how effective would it be if taken now? It's ciprofloxacin

Rule of thumb: Though the expiration date on a drug is not the time the drug is 100% useless, it will diminish potency over time. Since this is October 2014 and you indicated 2013, the drug may be close to or over 1 year past expiration. I would not recommend you using it. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are effective for treating the dysuria?

Depends: You must first know what's causing the dysuria. A urine culture may reveal a specific germ & the abx best suited to treat it. If it is soap suds, small kidney stones, failure to take in enough fluids, etc. The abx would be a waste of time. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective against copd?

Are antibiotics effective against copd?

No: Think of COPD as difficulty moving air in and out of your lungs either because the lungs have lost resiliancy (emphysema) or because the airways have become scarred over the years and block the flow (chronic bronchitis). Neither of these is caused by a bacteria so antibiotics don't help, however both make you more likely to get infections (pneumonia) thus needing antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make copper IUD less effective?

Can antibiotics make copper IUD less effective?

No effect.: Since the copper IUD has no hormones, antibiotics that affect the liver's metabolism of drugs will not affect the effectiveness of the copper IUD. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

Is minocin (minocycline) an effective antibiotic?

Yes: Minocin (minocycline) is related to tetracycline and doxycycline, and generally treats the same bacterial organisms it has been used to treat acne, skin infections, some respiratory infections, lyme disease, and other infections that can be treated with tetracycline or doxycycline, but it is less widely used because it tends to cause more vertigo and other CNS side effects. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective for patients with bronchitis?

Sometimes...: If the person has acute bronchitis caused by a bacterial infection, then antibiotics will be effective. However, most cases of acute bronchitis are due to viral infections and antibiotics are completely ineffective for viral infections. See your doctor who can diagnose the etiology of the infection, . ...Read more