Top
20
Doctor insights on: Iv Antibiotics Late Lyme Disease Recovery Time

Share
Dr. Randy Baker
642 doctors shared insights

Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


2

2
Fourth time pd peritonitis - most times negative growth. What's standard protocol for treatment?

Fourth time pd peritonitis - most times negative growth. What's standard protocol for treatment?

Most of the time: Peritoneal dialysis is switched to hemodialysis , repeated infections ( peritonitis ) will obliterate the the peritoneal space , fibrous tissue grows around pd catheter , will not allow good inflow and out flow return makes it impossible to dialyze, of course ideal is kidney transplant . Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Worsening symptoms: if oral meds work you should improve. Further swelling, new or worsening fever and more extensive redness are the signs of trouble. If the oral antibiotics fail, you would need IV antibiotics. Oral meds usually work in this setting. Good luck. ...Read more

6

6
39/f to ER last night diagnosis w/kidney infection on CT scan. IV fluid & antibiotics &morphine/other. Home w cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long will severe back pain last?

39/f to ER last night diagnosis w/kidney infection on CT scan. IV fluid & antibiotics &morphine/other. Home w cipro (ciprofloxacin). How long will severe back pain last?

Back pain : Back pain with kidney infections is usually localized to the flank area. Once appropriate antibiotics are taken, the back pain usually improves over the subsequent 48-72 hours. Back pain associated with kidney infections, does not usually radiate into the legs. It can be associated with fever, chills, urinary frequency and painful urination. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Sick for 6 weeks. 3 antibiotics. Lyme, flu both negative. Waiting for HIV results. Fever everyday up to 101.8, joint pain, headache, SOB. What now?

Sick for 6 weeks. 3 antibiotics. Lyme, flu both negative. Waiting for HIV results. Fever everyday up to 101.8, joint pain, headache, SOB. What now?

Many: There are many things which can cause your symptoms. Sometimes a drug you have been taking may cause similar symptoms (drug fever). If HIV has been ruled out, then I would recommend that you consult an infectious disease specialist to find out the cause. A rheumatologic evaluation may also be considered to r/o an autoimmune disease. I would include a lung function test to assess the SOB as well. ...Read more

9

9
Recovering from rheumatic fever & have extensive heart damage. Antibiotics are recommended for life. I'm allergic to Penicillin & Erthromycin though??

Recovering from rheumatic fever & have extensive heart damage. Antibiotics are recommended for life. I'm allergic to Penicillin & Erthromycin though??

Rheumatic fever: Thank goodness that you recovered. It is extremely important that you take good care of yourself with a proper diet of high fruits and vegetables, low sugar (esp. avoid high fructose corn syrup), omega 3 foods e.g. wild salmon, walnuts, anchovie, sardines, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil( no other oils), nuts, berries and densely colored vegetables. Take fish oil and vit D3 daily. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Hard to say: Each patient and each cancer has its own characteristics and it is not possible to predict the life expectancy with accuracy. You may consult this site for general information on the topic. http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.5050503/k.40C9/Pancreatic_Cancer_Facts.htm ...Read more

13

13
Stage 2 Syphilis 1:256 treated w/ penicillin. Rash came back 8 months later. Retest titer1:64. 4fold decrease successful treatment so why isrash back?

Stage 2 Syphilis 1:256 treated w/ penicillin. Rash came back 8 months later. Retest titer1:64. 4fold decrease successful treatment so why isrash back?

Rash: It may not be from the same cause. Obviously, I would suggest being evaluated for HIV (I assume that you have), since acquiring one STI may be associated with another infection. Are you on Remicade for Crohn's ? Any new medications? Usually the titers are rechecked after six months for a fourfold reduction which is in your case. Look for an alternative cause - recent antibiotic exposure?etc ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis. Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis.  Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

See below: Are all these tests showing positives for acute disease or old disease? If new, you need treatment for rmsf and likely toxo. Parvovirus will usually resolve without sequela with supportive care. As for allergies to antibiotics, this can be tested for and determine if true or not. Either way, rmsf can be deadly - seek care if it is acute. ...Read more

17

17
Minor discomfort remains after UTI w/ Klebsiella P treated with Keflex re culture @ 3 x's a day for 10 days. Just completed meds. Normal?

Minor discomfort remains after UTI w/ Klebsiella P treated with Keflex re culture @ 3 x's a day for 10 days. Just completed meds.  Normal?

It may be normal but: It may be normal but you do need a repeat urine culture to see if the infection is all cleared or not with the antibiotic Keflex.Drink plenty fluids and if the repeat culture is negative that means your infection has cleared if not you may need more treatment ...Read more

18

18
What tests are done for lupus sle please son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

What tests are done for lupus sle please
son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

The ANA: The ANA is the best screening test. If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Can paresthesia in rabies infection last 1.5 months w/out progressing? Web says its a prodromal symptom & would've progressed to acute phase <10days.

Can paresthesia in rabies infection last 1.5 months w/out progressing? Web says its a prodromal symptom & would've progressed to acute phase <10days.

It's not rabies: Indeed -prodromal rabies symptoms are short lasting only, and what u describe is way too long for rabies. You may have some other nerve problem though and should probably get it checked. Ur vitamin levels could be too low (B12) or u could have some environmental exposures (alcohol, even lead or a toxin). Then, there are mechanical causes like 'pinched' nerves. Talk to an ID doc if more rabies Qs. ...Read more

20

20
D was recently hospitalized about a week for sepsis. Also was anemic. Underlying diabetes 2. Home now nearly 3 wks/working. Recovery time for sepsis?

D was recently hospitalized about a week for sepsis. Also was anemic. Underlying diabetes  2. Home now nearly 3 wks/working. Recovery time for sepsis?

Sepsis: Time for full recovery will vary widely, depending upon the infection causing the sepsis and the organism causing it, the immune status of the patient and the methods of treatment. Glad that you are better. Stay safe. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

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