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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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Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

It could be.: It is used often for gram positive infections when patients are allergic to penicillin. It is also used for MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime often used to treat kidney infection?

Is cefuroxime often used to treat kidney infection?

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

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Is clindamycin used to treat stds?

Is clindamycin used to treat stds?

No: It's not used to treat stds, but it might sometimes be used as a component of therapy for pid. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used PO (by mouth) or topically in the ear canal for ear infections. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin help prevent and cure uti's?

Can amoxicillin help prevent and cure uti's?

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

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What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

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 more

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Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?

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

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What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

A variety: If it is a viral infection - no antibiotic is needed. Knowing the organism helps to determine the antibiotic selection. ...Read more

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What medications treat meningitis?

What medications treat meningitis?

Meningitis treatment: For viral meningitis not much treatment - IV fluids, antinausea medications, pain medications bacterial meningitis - antibiotics fungal meningitis - antifungal treatments. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin used to treat chlamydia?

Is clindamycin used to treat chlamydia?

NO: While this med is often used for bacterial vaginitis & a long list of other bacterial infections, there is no indication that it would be an effective rx for chlamydia. Erythromycin, Azithromycin or Doxycycline are the primary agents. ...Read more

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Can cipro treat. Tricomonas ?

Can  cipro treat. Tricomonas ?

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 more

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I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?

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 more

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Can antibiotics treat shingles?

Can antibiotics treat shingles?

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 more

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