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Prophylactic Antibiotics Medication
I have PSC and have been on prophylactic antibiotics 2x/day for three weeks and still having fevers. Below 101 usually. Is this normal?
Possibly or not: The question is whether you are truly still having fevers. Fever generally defined as temp >100.6 core (rectally). If having chills & fevers after two weeks antibiotics then need re-evaluation to determine if need ERCP for drainage & change of antibiotics. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I would: I'm a big fan of probiotics. Antibiotics are definitely important when you need them, but when women (or men) reach the point of needing them for chronic condition, it's better to figure out what the trigger is so you don't have to expose your body to long term antibiotic use. Probiotics can help with that, as can other diet and lifestyle changes. Plenty of books on this at library and store! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more
Is Yogi Detox Tea safe to drink? I'm on Sulfamethoxazole for 8 more days and have a Skyla IUD. Also taking Probiotics for the prophylactic antibiotics
No. No "detox" need.: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by people trying to sell products claimed to help one's health. Avoid putting DETOX stuff into your body, and save your money. Have healthy habits. Never smoke anything. Eat nutritious foods. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Be happy. ...Read more
Are prophylactic antibiotics required for patients whom have had heart valve surgery when having open incision procedures such as breast core biopsy?
No.: Core biopsy is a clean procedure done with a needle (8g-14g) via a small puncture site (no major incision). As long as standard sterile technique is maintained and the skin is prepped/cleaned (i.e. Alcohol wipe), there is minimal if any risk of seeding infection. The need for antibiotic prophylaxis with valves is primarily in contaminated fields (i.e. Mouth, bowel, etc) or more major intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?
I had rheumatic fever in 2005, been put on prophylaxtic antibiotics. If i stop antibiotics for 2 days, arthritis and heart problems comes back! why?
Poss bacterial load: There are many reasons from pain. You should see your rheumatologist to define whether infectious or inflammatory origin. ...Read more
Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic(augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?
NO!!!!!!!: Your rate of cdiff will likely go up if taking daily antibiotics. This is a terrible idea. The probiotic like florastor is a great one. Just eating yogurt with high lactobacillus counts like stonyfield is even better. We still don't know exactly why cdiff occurs...Antibiotics killing too many good bacteria, ? Up-regulating genes, down-regulating non cdiff genes in cdiff other bacteria. ...Read more
Maybe: Check with your pharmacist if any interactions exist. Some antibiotics and pain medications are metabolized by the same processes in the liver which can lead to delayed clearance of one or the other. ...Read more
Creams: Topical medications such as metrogel, clenia, avar, finacea. In addition oradea although derived form an antibiotic. Is technically not an antibiotic but a subantimocrobial dose. It was first used in periodontal ideas and acts as an anti-inflammatory to suppress pustules in rosacea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?
Opioid-induced const: Opioid-induced constipation is a pain-in-the-ass (hope you don't mind the pun). If you're going to be taking narcotics for the long haul, it's always ideal to start a bowel regimen immediately/concurrently. Stool softener eg docusate plus stimulant laxative eg senna plus osmotic laxative eg lactulose, too. You may need Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which is approved for opioid-induced constipation. ...Read more
What are the possible drugs or medication to take when its has been discovered that one has candida due excess in-take of antibiotics?
I have a mild to serious bronchitis. Are there medications besides antibiotics that can help me and that I can get directly at a pharmacy?
Bronchitis: Most cases of Bronchitis are viral and do not require an antibiotic unless you are a smoker in which case you might have Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease COPD Chronic Bronchitis. In this case you need an antibiotic because it is probably bacterial and this will prevent it from causing a Pneumonia. For viral bronchitis you can try Robitussin DM, Guaifenecin or Mucinex or Mucicinex DM OTC ...Read more
I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do. ?
New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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