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Yes-- only if needed: It is possible to use oral antibiotics in a young baby. However, they should only be used if the child has a bacterial infection. Many infections in young children (such as common colds) are viral in etiology and will get better on their own without antibiotics. Using antibiotics when not medically appropriate can cause them to be less effective when your child gets very sick & really needs them. ...Read more
Need more info pleas: To understand better what you mean. For what condition are you thinking about? It's important not to take too many antibiotics, or you'll build a resistance, and they won't work or kill the bacteria anymore. Then you'll need stronger ones that may have more side effects. The antibiotic shot usually replace having to take oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes tear oil problem: Meibomitis is a chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands which produce oils preventing tear evaporation. There may be a bacterial over infection component. The main use of Doxycycline is to change the chemistry in the meibomian gland oil secetions and not to act as an antibiotic. ...Read more
Mesa wound on my rist, two weeks old, finished with oral antibiotic, wound is still about 1 1/2 inches and red and painful, what now?
Eat well for healing: You have a mesa? Wound on wrist. You took antibiotics. Wound not all healed. That is ok. The wound will heal from the bottom up. Eat healthy and the wound will heal over time. It can take a while. The antibiotics were to treat infection. If wound becomes foul smelling, has discharge, looks red then call office. ...Read more
Yes.: Unless there is an iodine allergy. Betadine works on the surface only. ...Read more
I had MRSA from aug to nov now I got another boil which has busted open and getting smaller will itgo away with just oral antibiotics?
Bacteriostatic: The macrolides and the tetracyclines are both widely used; there are others as well. ...Read more
Tattoo: There is no relation to taking oral antibiotics and the fading of a tattoo. However, I take off a lot of tattoo's from people who change their mind about them. I would suggest that you choose black and red colors because they are the easiest to remove with a laser and therefore will cost the least if you ever want them removed. ...Read more
Many: Mrsa is susceptible to vancomycin, Linezolid, septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines, clindamycin, daptomycin and synercid (quinpristin and dalfopristin). Septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines Clindamycin and Linezolid can be taken orally. Mrsa would be resistant to other antibiotics in current use. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are some antibiotics that are only available in IV form. However, many antibiotics are available as an oral tablet that are also very strong and are well tolerated. The IV form is generally used in hospitalized patients or in patients who cannot tolerate oral feedings. ...Read more
Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess. What now?
Is Fusidic acid or Gentamicin more suitable for paronychia? For mild cases, is oral antibiotics necessary?
Will drinking fleet soda affect the absorption of oral antibiotics?how many hours apart should I take them?
On third day of oral antibiotics for BV. Still, have discharge. Is this normal? How long will it take for discharge to clear up?
Complete antibiotics: Once you have completed the full course of antibiotics then check for the presence of the discharge or not. ...Read more
Took 2 wks IV antibiotics and month of oral antibiotics due to meningitis. Is my body forever damaged by all these meds? Scared
No: Your body is far from forever damaged. One of the most brilliant findings in recent science is the cellular level resilience and flexibility induced by epigenetic function. Our bodies tend to gravitate toward better health in the absence of major impediments. I usually recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics to restore gut bacteria but even that will occur with s healthy diet ...Read more
Hello doc, i often suffered from bumps. Can I ask what specific oral antibiotics to take for fast relief? Coz it really bothers me a lot.
What kind of "bumps": 4 instance u can take non-drowsiness producing antihistamines if these r allergic urticarial bumps. Antibiotics if acne bumps. But u need to have a dr see your "bumps" to correctly diagnose pathology & cause. Then dr. Can correctly advise. Most antibiotics, if indicated, can be taken orally. ...Read more
How to make infected wound heal faster? I've got my oral antibiotic and antibiotic ointment, how long does it take to heal? What should be on my diet?
Patience.: If you take your antibiotic and apply the ointment, it will heal. Give it time. If it stops improving, the bacteria may be resistant to that particular antibiotic, and you should call your doctor. But as long as it's improving, however slowly, let it continue to heal. There is no way to artificially speed up this process, including modifying your diet. Just eat healthy and be patient. ...Read more