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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Is MRSA treated with antibiotics contagious?

MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin treat/clear oral syphilis?

Does amoxicillin treat/clear oral syphilis?

Not reliable see MD!: Oral or elsewhere makes no difference. All syphilis is very dangerous and the ONLY recommended treatment is penicillin by injection; no oral Rx is reliable. If you think you have syphilis or exposed, do not self treat. See a doctor, preferably public health or infectious diseases expert. Do not cut corners; it could be life threatening, especially if HIV positive (as are most males with syph). ...Read more

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Are oral antibiotics the best treatment for a staph infection on the face?

Are oral antibiotics the best treatment for a staph infection on the face?

See below: It depends what type of staph infection you are referring to. An abscess would need drainage. A cellulitis or soft tissue infection could be treated with oral antibiotics but if severe or associated with fever and toxicity intravenous antibiotics would be better until the sepsis was controlled. Mrsa infection would require different antibiotics than methicillin sensitive staph infection. ...Read more

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Does MRSA treatment require hospitalization?

Does MRSA treatment require hospitalization?

No: Not generally. There are excellent antibiotics on the market..Zyvox (linezolid) being one of my favorite. It is a twice a day antibiotic that is excellent for mrsa. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics be successful in treating endocarditis?

Can oral antibiotics be successful in treating endocarditis?

No: Oral antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of endocarditis due to any organisms. Treatment requires 2 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics sometimes in combination depending on the infecting organism and whether on native or prosthetic heart valve. ...Read more

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Is dianette stronger than oral antibiotics for treating acne?

Is dianette stronger than oral antibiotics for treating acne?

Acne: We do not use Dianette in US as it is not FDA approved and it is also banned in several European countries due to high risk profile. Dianette is a BC pill with progestin and anti-androgen activity, it is very different than antibiotics. Acne is not caused by infections. Antibiotic can only treat temporary secondary infection of a comedone, it does not treat or prevent acne. Why tag Accutane? ...Read more

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Will staph heal up with an oral antibiotic?

Will staph heal up with an oral antibiotic?

Yes: we treat most skin infections due to staph with an oral antibiotic. make sure the lesion is adequately drained of pus. ...Read more

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Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. However, many physicians will use both approaches to try to clear an abscess. ...Read more

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How effective is oral rehydration therapy for treating dysentery?

How effective is oral rehydration therapy for treating dysentery?

That depends on: severity of case. In some situations oral rehydration works fine. In more severe cases- IV hydration may be required. ...Read more

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Are oral antibiotics sufficient treatment for diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Depends: In mild uncomplicated cases of diverticulitis, oral antibiotics are sufficient treatment for diverticulitis. More severe episodes may require hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Mrsa infection and oral surgery for wisdom is that harmful?

Please clarify: If you have an active MRSA infection it is best to get that treated before you have oral surgery. If you had oral surgery and develop MRSA infection, you should also get that treated right away. Mrsa is curable. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics help eye infections?

Can oral antibiotics help eye infections?

Yes, sometimes used: Oral antibiotics can be used, such as when there is an ear infection and conjunctivitis together. An oral antibiotic can treat both places with one medication. Persons with just bacterial conjunctivitis usually are treated with antibiotic drops instead of oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Boils won't clear with oral antibiotics?

Boils won't clear with oral antibiotics?

Usually not: Not usually, unless you catch them very early. Once the become fluid filled, they need to be opened and drained. ...Read more