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Can penicillin be used to treat pandas or prevent future pandas symptom exacerbations?

Can penicillin be used to treat pandas or prevent future pandas symptom exacerbations?

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 more

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3month old cousin diagnosed with pneumonia.No fever/cough, just phlegm.Given penicillin shot.What can we do to treat it & prevent worsening?

3month old cousin diagnosed with pneumonia.No fever/cough, just phlegm.Given penicillin shot.What can we do to treat it & prevent worsening?

Pneumonia: After being seen and diagnosed by a physician with pneumonia, the best way is to follow the doctor's instruction. Taking all the prescribed medications and have him or her drink plenty of fluid. ...Read more

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What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

ACNE: Penicillin does not prevent Acne. It may treat active secondary infection by bacteria but it is not a first line antibiotic treatment for typical Acne. ...Read more

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Will penicillin prevent dry socket? Please help me docs!

No: A dry socket is not an infection. It results from the loss of a blood clot or scab. Bone is then exposed and that is what causes the throbbing. Without treatment, the body will naturally cover the bone with new skin and the throbbing stops. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my penicillin allergy prevent me from joining the u.s. navy?

Doctors, can my penicillin allergy prevent me from joining the u.s. navy?

I just reviewed: enlisted / commission physical standards and did not note medication allergies as a disqualifying condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can penicillin prevent the spread of a tooth infection?

Can penicillin prevent the spread of a tooth infection?

Yes: A tooth infection if left unadressed can cause other problems and lead to abscess formation, bacteria in the blood and even heart valve infections. ...Read more

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How do I prevent penicillin from giving me a vaginal yeast infection?

How do I prevent penicillin from giving me a vaginal yeast infection?

Tell your Doctor: Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescription for a medication that can prevent it from happenning again.Some patients benefit from using OTC monistat at the end of treatment with antibiotics or when they start having first signs of discomfort. However, some will need prescription med. ...Read more

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Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Taking penicillin vk 500mg to prevent infection from oral surgery. Is it a broad or narrow spectrum antib? Is chance of cdiff infec, great or less?

Good broad spectrum: Antibiotic, the chance of c diff is equal to taking other antibiotics. 500mg is not a big dose and therefore risk of c diff less with this doseage. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep 4 days ago and began taking penicillin. Today when i woke up i was coughing up bloody phlegm--- is this a usual symptom?

I was diagnosed with strep 4 days ago and began taking penicillin. Today when i woke up i was coughing up bloody phlegm--- is this a usual symptom?

No: But can occur with severe infection due to rupture of small blood vessels with coughing, or due to disruption of tissues by the toxins produced by this nasty organism. If it continues would go back to see the doctor. ...Read more