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Is Culturelle Effective While On 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
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?
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
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
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
Antibiotics: It's generally a good idea to not use a prescription drug beyond one year after it was filled. ...Read more
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
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
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
When you get off of antibiotics how long does it take for your birthcontrol to be effective again?
Use backup: For the entire pack of pills to be on the safe side. ...Read more
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
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
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
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