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Paronychia What Is The Antibiotic Most Often Used For Treatment
Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drainage or opening with a blade. If there is extension of the infection beyond the rim of the nail this requires more specific identification of the organism before treatment, but often drugs like clindamycin, Doxycycline and others can be started. ...Read more
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the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocin or some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesn't work. ...Read more
Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more
Ointment/antibiotic gel brand (used at night) for blepharitis (pls safety brand)? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly?
Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving your eyes should be supervised by a doctor anyway.) as for "treatment/medicine for daytime", what are you treating? If you mean the same blepharitis, the same answer applies. ...Read more
Hmmm: Following single or multiple doses of piperacillin / tazobactam to healthy subjects, the plasma half-life of piperacillin and tazobactam ranged from 0.7 to 1.2 hours and was unaffected by dose or duration of infusion. The elimination half-lives of both piperacillin and tazobactam are increased with decreasing renal clearance. ...Read more
Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more
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
Was on antibiotic treatment while getting a chlamadyia antigen test, will it affect the accuracy of result?
I have prostatitis and has completed the course of antibiotic. But, during this treatment I also ejaculated 6 times will it affect the treatment?
Not one best drug: Septicemia, or an infection in the blood stream, can be caused by many different bacteria and therefore many different antibiotics may be needed. It is important to have specific sensitivities as to what antibiotics the different bacteria are most sensitivie. There is no simple answer but your physician will treat you with the best antibiotic for ou. ...Read more
Situation dictates: Best antibiotic choice in neonatal sepsis, made by considering child's age, medical history/comorbidities, clinical presentation, potential source, gram stain data, local resistance patterns, etc. Consultation w/ pediatric infectious disease strongly encouraged. May also need anti -fungal, -viral, -rickettsial treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you relapse with C Diff after a year out from treatment if you haven't had an antibiotic or hospital exposure? Still scared from having it!
How much, what kind: As in how much alcohol, and what kind of infection. In general, alcohol is really bad for the immune system, and chronic heavy drinkers get far more infections, often in unusual places and with unusual germs. Alcohol impairs white blood cells from eating and killing germs and also decreases our antibody formation. Alcohol also may have interactions with certain meds. Talk to doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more
Bacteria vs. Viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. ...Read more
See below: Most cases of osteomyelitis in adults need surgery and antibiotics. Because it takes 6 weeks for debrided bone to be covered by soft tissue, and experience that shorter courses of antibiotics have a higher relapse rate, 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics is recommended. In models of osteomyelitis 4 weeks of antibiotics was more effective in sterilizing bone than 2 weeks. ...Read more
For one week antibiotic treatment and a week of rest. Would a repeat X-ray shot be clear as result?
Incomplete question: X-ray of what?Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm taking amoxicillin on my 6th day of 10 day treatment can I take 20 mg of cialis with this antibiotic im taking tks dr.
Is it possible for diverticulitis to come back in a month after a 2 week antibiotic treatment even if trying to stick to a diet?
Yes: 35 year old gentleman s/p 2 week treatment for diverticular disease now with unknown symptoms recurring. You should contact your treating physician immediately and if you have severe symptoms go to the ER. Diverticulosis is an anatomical problem that can lead to diverticulitis, the infection/abscess associated with the infection can be resistant or recur. Prior CT scan results helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
I have acnee for one year treatment from 3 doctors with antibiotic and. Creams but is not working, they did no test before meds given what to do?
Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin 250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis
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