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Pneumonia Not Responding To Antibiotics
Yes: Since antibiotics are only meant to fight off bacterial infection and are useless against viruses. Some sinus infections are fungal in nature an those need be adresssed with anti-fungals. ...Read more
May be viral or...: Viral eye infections are like the common cold...They don't respond to antibiotics and just need to run their course. Or, maybe it is not an infection, but rather an inflammatory problem. If not responding to drops within 7-10 days, see an eye doctor for further examination to figure out what the real problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericoronitis: I hope you are not self diagnosing and self medicating yourself. See a local dentist who can determine how best to resolve this issue. Some General Dentists can adequately treat you while in some cases it requires treatment by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist. ...Read more
Try these: Try taking a high dose of good probiotic (MegaFood, Megaflora Plus) 3-4 caps/day, vitamin D3 10,000 Iu/day, zinc 50 mg/day for 7-10 days while you have an infection Take a lower dose of all these on a maintenance basis if you get frequent URI (they help to prevent URI). Licorice tea also helps reduce congestion. Avoid all milk products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What antibiotics are used to treat scarlet fever? Which antibiotics are normally given with the intent to treat scarlet fever?
Penicillin: Unless you are allergic.Get a more detailed answer ›
What other antibiotics could be used to treat a patient diagnosed of acute or chronic rhinosinusitis when augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) did not work?
Many: Different bacteria live in different regions of the world. Certainly, the species of bacteria are very similar at their root, but many bacteria of the same species have developed different resistance to different medications around the world. A fluoroquinolone may be indicated in this case, but without knowing more about you or your symptoms, it's hard to say. Go back to your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?
Child has strep throat allergic to omincef and amoxicillin was given Zithromax but it doesn't seem to be helping what R other antiobiotics that help?
Abx for Strep throat: Zithromax is an excellent alternative for Strep infection in those allergic to penicillin, but it generally takes a little more time to see improvement. If symptoms are not responding after 3-4 days of azithromycin treatment, clindamycin is an alternative (more potential side effects). ...Read more
No: The majority of ear infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics won't help. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if your baby is less than 6 months of age, or if the infection is severe. Older toddlers who have mild illness or whose diagnosis is uncertain can be watched without antibiotics, with close follow up over the next 24-48 hours. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
Omnicef (cefdinir): This is an orally taken third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which should probably be reserved for specific situations in which less broad spectrum drugs might not suffice. There are many drugs available that are less expensive, less likely to alter your normal flora, and just as likely to cure your bladder infection. ...Read more
See below: Maybe the bacteria is not susceptible to the antibiotics, or there is some blockage or defect in the kidney drainage , or an abscess, not reached by antibiotics i am also not sure what you mean by not responding , maybe the fever if present is due to the antibiotic itself many possibilities need to be ruled out. ...Read more
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Will asthma always respond to prednisone? Have tightness in throat/reduced lung capacity not responding to pred or inhalers. Not asthma?
Resistant germs: As you probably saw in the news this week - germs are getting smarter and smarter. Germs in China were found resistant to colistin, one of our last lines of defense against bacterial infection. If you have questions about the sensitivity profile of a germ, show it to an ID doc -they should understand how best to treat you factoring in things such as type of infection, patient allergies, SEs etc. ...Read more
I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.
Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more
If amoxicillin did not work for my bacterial bronchitis, is it prudent that augmentin be prescribed? Would augmentin increase probability of cure?
Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one has bacterial meningitis, this is a medical emergency. If allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics can be used. In certain indications, one can be desensitized to penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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