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I have PSC and have been on prophylactic antibiotics 2x/day for three weeks and still having fevers. Below 101 usually. Is this normal?

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

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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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I've been on prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent uti. Should I take probiotics?

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 more

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Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

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

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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

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

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Are prophylactic antibiotics required for patients whom have had heart valve surgery when having open incision procedures such as breast core biopsy?

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 more

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Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?

Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?

No: If its there it will grow. If not, it won't. When you are on strep killing antibiotics you don't get strep, but you can get any virus that passes through town. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can an antibiotic be taken with pain medication?

Can an antibiotic be taken with pain medication?

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

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What medications are used for rosacea besides antibiotics?

What medications are used for rosacea besides antibiotics?

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 more

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Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

Can antibiotics medication give you an uti?

No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti. ...Read more

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What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?

What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?

Several families: Prophylactic medications include
Tricyclic antidepressants, most commonly amitriptyline
Anticonvulsants such as Topiramate and Depakote
Beta blockers such as Inderal
Antihistamines such as Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Known side effect: Some antibiotics, especially the tetracycline class, are known to cause photosensitivity; it is advised to stay out of direct sun during the period of use. ...Read more

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Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?

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

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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.?

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 more

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About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

About a month ago, I was sick and prescribed ~6 medications (antibiotics, steroids, some OTCs) - I'm 5 days late; could this be an affect of meds?

Yes: Illness can cause your period to come late or to miss a period completely. However, if you had unprotected sex since your last period, then you should check a home pregnancy test. Take Care1 ...Read more

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What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

What are the antibiotic medications for angular cheilitis treatment?

Cheilits: Can try bactroban. May respond to cortisone cream. Do not lick corners of mouth. ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiviral medication and antibiotics?

What is the difference between antiviral medication and antibiotics?

Different bugs: Anti viral medications are only effective for specific viruses (we have far fewer of these). The remainder of the antibiotic classes are indicated for a range of bacteria. Antifungals are considered a type of antibiotic but (you guessed it) attack the cell walls of fungii. ...Read more

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The medication I accidentally took was clavamox 125mg antibiotics for dogs and I took 2, would it harm me?

Probably not: Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) is an antibiotic for dogs and cats. It is very similar to augmentin, an antibiotic given to humans. If you are allergic to penecillin, take 50 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and head to the er. If not allergic, you will probably be fine. The human dose is commonly 500mg three times a day. A single dose of 250 mg should not cause toxicity or overdose. ...Read more

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Can I still exercise while taking my medication listed in my profile? .I'm on my third week taking a new antibiotic for sinus

Maybe: If you exercise at a high intensity and have an infection you need to back off some if you have significant fever you might need to take break and rest. Some antibiotics risk a serious skin reaction if sun exposed. Why are you taking antibiotic? That reason is more likely to slow you down than the antibiotic itself check with your doctor with these details to be certain. ...Read more

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Are analgesics and antibiotics considered systemic? I am being asked what body systems are involved with certain medications for my homework and I cannot find these categories in my body-systems material. Can you help?

Yes,: Yes, if you take them by mouth they are. Antibiotics and analgesics can also get into the blood stream when given intravenously or rectally. Analgesics and antibiotics that are not systemic might include certain eye drops or ointments, topical medications that go on your skin, spray in your nose or something that is swished in the mouth and spit out. ...Read more

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How would you take a medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotic)?

Usually by mouth: Available in both tablet & liquid form. Occasionally given intravenously for patients who can or should not take anything by mouth. ...Read more

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What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

Gum bleeding: Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment.

The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read more

Prophylactic (Definition)

Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective. A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as ...Read more