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Penicillin Treat Prevent Symptom
Yes and no: Panda's are a puzzeling diagnostic lable.I have and will treat any significant acute or subacte rise in anti--strep antibody with antibiotics, as a reflection of years when i saw rheumatic fever. One 12yo i rxd resolved OCD behavior in the process. The chronic use of abx has lost faver over the years.My 12yo rcd daily pcn for years but developed psyc pbs in late adolescence. No concensus on this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Treatment of kidney infections depends on the local bacteria and the age of the patient. In pediatrics cephalosporins like Cefuroxime and Ceftriaxone often provide first-line treatment options. In adults, other options like quinolones are often used. Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole combinations are also popular choices. ...Read more
Not quite, but...: Amoxicillin may eradicate some UTI-causing germs like enterococcus faecalis, streptococcal infection, etc. but is not a good choice such as nitofurantoin, Bactrim, Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Levaquin, etc. Usually a 3-day course is sufficient for common recurrent UTIs in females. If often recurring, be checked for possible underlying causes such as stone, obstruction, incomplete bladder emptying, etc. So, no cure... ...Read more
Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?
Here are some ...: I would not contemplate the possible effective Rx for asymptomatic syphilis. If you think you're in a high risk for syphilis due to personal lifestyle, just do inexpensive indirect serological test first (VDRL or RPR) ; if (+), do direct confirming serological test (FTA-ABS test). So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more
Nope: Ciprofloxacin has absolutely no effect against trichomonas, which must be treated with either metronidazole or tindazole. If you think you have trich, discuss with doctor; if diagnosis uncertain. you need testing for it. Other STDs often go along with trich, so be sure you're tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia as well. For sure no cipro, which could make STD diagnosis inaccurate. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?
It likely caused it.: Levofloxacin in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only kills bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the very antibiotic you think could be used, is likely what contributed to the cause of your infection. I would recommend a dose of Fluconazole (diflucan) 150mg by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Shingles is medical condition caused be reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox (varicella). Antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections) are not routinely used, unless the treating physician believes that a bacteria such as strep or staph has infected the skin involved with the shingles. Antivirals, however, are useful for the treatment of shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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