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Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Yes: However, you are talking about a rather unusual situation with special challenges that your doctor(s) are in a better position to answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What is the best treatment for stec infection?

What is the best treatment for stec infection?

Going to E.R.: Specific treatment of stec is not usually necessary antibiotics are not recommended and may be harmful anti-diarrhoeal medicines should be avoided hus is a serious disease that is treated in intensive care units in hospitals. Dialysis and blood transfusions are often required. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/infectious/shigatoxigenic.html. ...Read more

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Treatment for cellulitis Extreme infection ?

Treatment  for cellulitis
Extreme infection ?

Need details: Cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection. Antibiotic is useful. The term is frequently used when poorly-informed DR's notice red, swollen skin. Eczema, stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis are much more common than cellulitis and require very different therapy. If it is itchy rather than painful, if there is no fever, if there is clear discharge instead of pus, bet on something other than cell ...Read more

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Tibiallis posterior sever infection treatment !

Tibiallis posterior  sever infection treatment !

Tough question: I never heard of a posterior tibiallis infection but like anything else if it is severely infected it would need to be treated with antibiotices and possible surgery as well to open the muscle. go to a ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

Rickettsial Rx: Doxycycline is the drug of choice; it is preferred over other tetracyclines for treatment of rickettsial infections. Chloramphenicol may be used as an alternative but it has potential bone marrow toxicity. Recent data from europe suggest that fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, may be effective in the treatment of certain rickettsial infections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms/ treatment for marcons staff infection?

What are the symptoms/ treatment for marcons staff infection?

Not sure: I was unfamiliar with the marcons name, but a quick search shows that it stands for "multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staphylococcus". It is very rare in allopathic medicine to see infections with these bacteria and they are more often a contaminant of a blood or tissue culture. This seems to be something dealt with more by naturopathic providers. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a respirtory infection...And what is the treatment?

What are symptoms of a respirtory infection...And what is the treatment?

Cough, runny nose: Most respiratory infections involve either runny/stuffy nose, cough, or difficulty breathing. Minor upper respiratory tract infections last up to 7-10 days and are mild. Fever may be present at the beginning. Lower respiratory tract inections can be more severe. Wheezing, loose cough with mucus production, labored/rapid breathing may be present- these symptoms require evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for phlebitis/infection following an iv?

Can you please suggest treatment for phlebitis/infection following an iv?

Yes,: Moist heat should be applied for inflammation of a vein following superficial phlebitis. The redness should start to resolve within 48 to 72 hours. If it doesn't or worsens then you may need antibiotics. You should be seen by a vein specialist to guide your treatment and progress. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI)?

What is the treatment for an overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI)?

Antibiotics: OPSI is a rare infection that happens after the spleen is removed, because the spleen fights certain encapsulated bacteria. Fortunately, there are vaccines against these 3 types of bacteria, and these are frequently given around the time of the splenectomy. ...Read more

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I want to about urine infection of a female.What is the symptom what is the treatment?

I want to about urine infection of a female.What is the symptom what is the treatment?

Symptoms include....: ....Pain with urination, frequent urination, incomplete urination, bladder pain, kidney pain, fever, vomiting, etc.. Treatment includes urine culture to find out what the germ is, antibiotics to kill the germ, fluids to flush out the urinary tract, and sometimes an investigation to find out why the urinary tract got infected to begin with. ...Read more

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Can otomycosis recur after one week from cessation of medical treatment for the original infection?

Possibly: Infection can recur if not fully eradicated (treatment only eliminated symptoms) or if underlying risk factor not eliminated. ...Read more

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If a 23 year old male Has 15 infections, cold, gastrointeritis a year they resolve without treatment would it be concern ?

If a 23 year old male Has 15 infections, cold, gastrointeritis a year they resolve without treatment would it be concern ?

Misdiagnosis: I would bet these are not all infections but some allergies and other common seasonal issues. But, you also list Hypochondria as a condition you live with. Doctors have very good tests to tell you if you have any common immune dysfunction. You do not have to guess anymore. There are tests available to you at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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My brother is diagnosed with acute pancretities, from last6 months he his under treatment, infection is un controlable, he got 2 drains, suggest me?

My brother is diagnosed with acute pancretities, from last6 months he his under treatment, infection is un controlable, he got 2 drains, suggest me?

Need more info: It sounds as if your brother may have developed a pancreatic abscess. These are incredibly difficult to manage medically and surgically almost impossible without first controlling the infection. Hopefully the health care team managing him will ultimately control this, but do not have further suggestions. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for GI infections?

Depends..: ...On the diagnosis. Parasitic infections (giardia for example) are treated differently than bacterial. And each bacterial colitis may have a different antibiotic. There are no treatments for viral gastroenteritis. To sort this out you need a stool culture and parasite exam as the first step. After a diagnosis you move on to picking a treatment option. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

E coli: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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Treatment for patients suffering from chlamydial infections?

Treatment for patients suffering from chlamydial infections?

Antibiotics: Typical antibiotic choices for chlamydial infections (penis, cervix, upper genital tract, anorectal, or oropharyngeal, or conjuntival- the eyes) include: doxycycline, zithromycin (pregnant pts), fluoroquinolones, or erythromycin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

What is the treatment for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

Visit CDC.gov: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/treatment/ltbitreatmentoptions.htm if pt is less that 35 years may receive inh (isoniazide) 5 mg/kg or 300 mg/d for 9 months but other meds may be used ( rifampin). It is recommended to give piridoxine 50 mg ad to prevent neuropathy by it. There are other regiments & the amount of months of therapy vary. It is also recommended the tx to be supervised. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best treatment for koch's infection?

Multiple antibiotics: Primary "koch's infection" is better known as pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculous infections can be very serious and are diagnosed with a combination of serology, cultures, molecular testing, biopsies, and imaging studies. The best treatment is achieved by having culture results with sensitivity testing to determine which drug combination(s) will best rid the patient of infection. ...Read more

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How long can you go without treatment for h pilory infection?

How long can you go without treatment for h pilory infection?

It depends: If you have been diagnosed with h. Pylori infection, it is best for you to get treated asap to see if your symptoms would decrease or completely resolve. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for multiple sexuallytransmitted infection.

Depends: It depends what kind of std's you have , what treatment you got on past ? Best you should see your physician or infectious disease physician. Of course single partner with protection ( condom) is the beat practice to avoid std's. ...Read more