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My father was diagnosed with a mycotic aneursym. After 6 weeks of hospitilization and 3 weeks of antibiotic it is still growing. What is the next step?
Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more
Several ways: If you have a wound that is deep, down to a bone or joint, it can introduce the fungus. If you develop a fungal infect near a bone or joint, it can spread directly. If you have a fungal infection in one part of the body, the fungus can get in the blood stream and settle in a bone or joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad got a blistering rash on lt arm. On i.V vanco since 6 weeks.Emergency or can wait? Will have surgery in less than 24 hours for openaaa(mycotic)
Rush: Contact surgical office to arrange for evaluation. Surgery could be postponed. ...Read more
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoarthritis (OA): Is a "wear and tear" arthritis, degeneration of one or more joints. It can have many causes such as an injury, biomechanical abnormalities and more which cause progressive joint damage over time. Treatment is largely symptomatic at first, but it is also wise to look into the underlying cause to help treat it effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthitis medicine: The definition of arthritis is deceptively simple: an inflammation that involves one or more joints. More than 100 diseases fit this description, from the simplest inflammation in one joint to complex autoimmune diseases. Most common used madication are:nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (relafen, voltaren, Mobic and ibuprofen, celebrex, vioxx and Bextra and Aspirin and magnesium salicylatethank. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: This requires a book to answer, but: i'll try. In general, there are two types of arthritis: inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Inflammatory involves a systemic condition which is attacking your joints or creating inflammation (rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, lyme disease, etc.). The non-inflammatory is osteoarthritis (aka degenerative and wear-and-tear). This is the arthritis of wear or aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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