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Doctor insights on: Priftin Antibiotic And Antimicrobial

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Why was I given a different antibiotic for c. Dificile?

Why was I given a different antibiotic for c. Dificile?

The 1st didn't work: Clostridium difficile can be "difficile" to treat and might not respond to the first round of antibiotics (usually Metronidazole or vancomycin) it some times takes weeks of antibiotics to treat this infection, in fact. Stick with the new antibiotic and good luck! ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for c diff?

Best antibiotic for c diff?

Just two: 1st stop the antibiotic that caused it. Sometimes that's enough. The usual starting is Flagyl while more severe cases require oral vancomycin. There are several other antibiotics occasionally used. ...Read more

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I have fever around 38.8 C. Is taking Zinnat antibiotic good?

I have fever around 38.8 C.  Is taking Zinnat antibiotic good?

Cefuroxime axetil: That all depends upon whether your fever is due to an infection caused by a bacteria sensitive to this antibiotic. There are many other possibilities. Be careful, inappropriate antibiotic use may have severe negative consequences. ...Read more

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Can food cause C Diff? Like if beef you buy that had antibiotics? Or processed foods?

Can food cause C Diff? Like if beef you buy that had antibiotics? Or processed foods?

Contamination: Food can be contaminated with c.diff bacteria and contribute to it's spread. There presently isn't a clear link between antibiotic use in beef and c.diff proliferation, but in theory it's possible, just as there is some suggestion of antibiotic use in beef and the spread of drug resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?

What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?

Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveillance cultures to spot this in higher risk patients. Resistance is an everyday issue today which drives us to be selective & specific on antibiotic use.The risk of an individual having to deal with these is part of dealing with healthcare today ...Read more

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What antibiotic can you safely take after having c diff 3 months ago? Also. How can you prevent recurrences?

Almost all : Antibiotics alter the healthy micro-flora in the gut and are therefore a setup for c diff. So none is completely safe. Probiotics or yogurt with active cultures may be of some help. ...Read more

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