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Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)

Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)

Ouch!: I have a question. Was there any involvement of your toenail? Swelling, pain, tenderness or pus in the nail area? If so, i would encourage you to see a podiatrist. If there is nail growing into tissue, it will continue to act as a nidus for infection. Home it gets better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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


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Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

Crp20 WBC 20 is it safe to gave dental work done .Post bacterial cellulitis and intensive antibotic treatment?

What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Definitive diagnosis chronic lymes. Hi dose antibiotic, any to keep away yeast infection?

Definitive diagnosis chronic lymes. Hi dose antibiotic, any to keep away yeast infection?

Prevention: Is key. Low carb diet will help both the lyme and risk of getting yeast. There are several herbs and supplements that can be used to prevent and treat yeast, like caprylic acid or oregano oil. There are also medications that are often given along with antibiotics to prevent yeast- like Nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole). Speak to your doctor about the best plan for you and avoid possible interactions. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin, will other antibiotics work against a streptococcal b infection?

I'm allergic to penicillin, will other antibiotics work against a streptococcal b infection?

Yes: There are a number of effective antibiotics that your doctor can choose. Most patients who think that they are allergic to penicillin are not. Even patients who had a reaction in the past usually lose the allergy. An allergist can test to see if you are allergic. ...Read more

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Amophotericin b for chronic and systemic yeast infections, what to do?

Amophotericin b for chronic and systemic yeast infections, what to do?

Careful!: Ampho b is a strong anti-fungal with many potential side effects. In med school microbiology, we called it 'ampho-terrible b' i recommend you talk with your gyn or an infectious disease specialist or dermatologist about finding some alternative treatments. If it has to be ampho b and nothing else works, follow directions carefully. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease: It is both a cellular and humoral immune response that is much too in-depth to describe in this very small space. ...Read more

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To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

Yes: Our immune system is constantly fighting off invaders . If you already have the antibodies in the system for that particular organism, you will likely recover sooner. That's why you should be sure that your immunization be updated. If your immune system is really abnormally, you may need regular gammaglobulin replacement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: Sirs may result from a myriad of underlying causes. Treating the cause and supportive measures are the mainstay of the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic of choice for ttt of infection with s.Aureus and g-anaerobes eikenella corrodens in pt allergic to penecillin ?!

What is the antibiotic of choice for ttt of infection with s.Aureus and g-anaerobes eikenella corrodens in pt allergic to penecillin  ?!

Depends: The choice is subject to the sensivity of the staph in the test tube, the area of the infection being treated and whether there is loculation of infection that needs surgical drainage. Eikenella is usually present in the oral cavity and is also a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Need much more information to give you a meaningful response. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

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Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Not usually: It may but don't count on it. Be sure to see your doctor to check for other stds including HIV and syphilis. Have you ever heard of condom? ...Read more

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If antibiotic resistance develops in treatment for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis, what are remaining treatment options?

If antibiotic resistance develops in treatment for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis, what are remaining treatment options?

Different antibiotic: The mainstay in the treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is the use of oral antimicrobial agents. The most effective medications are fluoroquinolones and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ). In cases where antibiotics do not clear up the infection or there is recurrence, surgery may remove a nidus (nest) of infection. ...Read more

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Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

No but sepsis does: No, but sepsis itself always causes anemia. When the infection clears up, including any underlying infection that led to sepsis, the anemia will improve. Cefazolin (Ancef®) has nothing to do with it. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Which viral infection has a fast incubation period <3 hours and can trigger auto-immune response against the body?

Which viral infection has a fast incubation period <3 hours  and can trigger auto-immune response against the body?

Allergic reaction: In the course of normal activities, if a person has a rapid immune response to something or some activity, that would be an allergic-type of reaction. The person might have eaten, drank, breathed in, or had skin contact with an allergen. Also, some people get reactions due to exercise or big emotional changes. Catching an infection in a natural way, would not cause symptoms in that short a time. ...Read more

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Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Is linox 600 effective for cellulitis and to fight staph bacteria.pls help.

Frequently: Yes, it can be effective, but many other factors go into how well an infection responds besides just the antibiotic. Diabetes, nutrition and the location and size of the infection all are important factors to consider. Sometimes other treatments, like surgery also help. ...Read more

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Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?

Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?

Here are some ...: I would not contemplate the possible effective Rx for asymptomatic syphilis. If you think you're in a high risk for syphilis due to personal lifestyle, just do inexpensive indirect serological test first (VDRL or RPR) ; if (+), do direct confirming serological test (FTA-ABS test). So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic of choice to treat bacterial acute sinus infection? Please include dosage and duration. Thanks

What is the antibiotic of choice to treat bacterial acute sinus infection? Please include dosage and duration. Thanks

Xylitol ; OLE: A natural approach can be olive leaf extract as antimocrobial. Also, xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...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