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Medicine For Pfiesteria Infection
No Infection no test:
It is not contagious or infectious, and cannot be transmitted like a cold. It is a toxic exposure to the pfiesteria release of subtances into river and estuarine waters.
It appears to cause skin irritation and cognitive impairmemnt. There is no test available or known. There is no infectious agent in the body to test for as this is a toxic side effect only. ...Read more
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
Pfiesteria: Pfiesteria is a potentially toxic organism that can be lethal to fish. ...Read more
No test Not infected: There is no infection present as the symptoms of skin irritation and cognitive difficulty are believed to be a result of toxins released from the organism known as pfiesteria. Nothing invades the body as a germ that can be tested and there is no immune response. The diagnosis at present is based on symptoms and known exposure only. ...Read more
None: Sorry, no natural medicines reliably treat urinary tract infection. UTIs often clear on their own over 2-12 weeks, so if symptoms improve on a natural product, it isn't necessarily because of that treatment; or maybe not a UTI. Meantime you risk serious complications, such as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Don't mess around with this; see a doctor for diagnosis and antibiotic prescription. ...Read more
Depends: Typhoid fever is produced by a bacteria (salmonella typhi) and the sensitivity of this organism will vary depending upon where you got it. From you name, would suspect northwestern india. You can get the latest data on antibacterial sensitivity from a cdc web site. The ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific indicator of inflammation and will resolve with your typhoid. ...Read more
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I threw up 20 minutes after taking a big dose of medicine for an infection, does this mean I threw the medicine up?
Possibly: This depends upon the particular medication and how rapidly it is absorbed from the GI tract. There is also the question of whether the medication was responsible for your vomiting. Check back with the doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read more
As I am suffering from chest infection, and I want to take medicine, can you suggest best suitable medicine for me.
Got my first yeast infection 3 months ago and I keep getting them every month, I’ve been to dr got medicine. What could cause this?
Hard to say: The yeast is a normal component of poop. The proximity of the vagina to the anus makes cross contamination easy. Yeast thrives on glucose, which is present in vaginal fluid & even higher amounts if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Toileting or sexual practices may make you more prone to recurrence. Yeast is always around, even in the dust, so you won't escape it. ...Read more
Its been 36 hours since I got the injury through bike accident, I did not take tetanus shot but I took medicines just now, should I worry of infection?
Evaluation: You should evaluated by your doctor to find of infection so be treated. ...Read more
Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Monostat is now over the counter and doesn't require a prescription. ...Read more
Mom's remedies: Unfortunately medicines like antibiotics do not treat viral infections, so it's best to follow all the advice your mom used to give you: get lots of rest and drink fluids! Chicken soup and tea may also help. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and muscle aches. Remember to wash your hands so you don't pass the infection along! ...Read more
Medication questions: Lots of infections from the gut to the skin to stds to other forms of vagnitis. This is way too broad. What are your specific concerns or worries? ...Read more
Several options: Depending on the nature of the infection and its severity, and whether methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is suspected, some oral drugs are amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), cephalexin, sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), and linazolid. IV treatments include nafcillin, cefoxitin, and vancomycin. There are other options as well, depending on circumstances. Do not attempt self treatment; see MD. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: There is staph that is sensitive to regular antibiotics and staph that is more resistant- called MRSA. The first can be treated with amoxicillin, keflex, dickoxacillin and multiple other choices. MRSA can respond to clindamycin, doxycycline, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). There are other more expensive or iv options as well. Also depends on the disease caused by staph- skin infection vs bacteremia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more
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