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Nocardia Infections Treatment
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
Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensitivities needed: Best ways to treat UTI's are to first confirm that ones symptoms are from a documented bacterial infection. This is confirmed when a urine sample has been sent for culture and sensitivities and a bacteria grows and a panel of sensitivities is listed. This process usually takes 2 days. Pending the sensitivities the medical care provider selects which antibiotic would be best for the patient. ...Read more
Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: Ureaplasma is normal in female genital tract, rarely any need to test and if a test is positive, usually no treatment required. Gardnerella is also normal, but "recurrent gardnerella infection" suggests bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, including Gardnerella. The usual treatment is metronidazole (Flagyl®) by mouth. No other antibiotic is needed because of Ureaplasma. ...Read more
Further testing: Recurrent yeast infections to me mean you have a source for this, usually intestinal colonization with candida or other yeast. Testing via a specialty lab like genova cdsa can diagnose this, then using a anti candida diet, oral antifungals together with supplements and good probiotic helps your gut rid itself of the offending yeast giving long term relief. Find a functional medicin doc to help you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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