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How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

How long's the treatment for MRSA skin infections?

Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more

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Erysipelas (Definition)

Streptococcus usually causes this. Unlike a cellulitis, an erysipelas tends to have a sharp border, be firm, and to extend into the lymphatics making red lines extending ...Read more


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Which antibiotics will cure MRSA?

Which antibiotics will cure MRSA?

Wrong question: MRSA is a type of bacteria. There are many types of MRSA. Was it acquired in the hospital or in the community? Did it occur while taking an antibiotic? Is it boils or cellulitis or pneumonia or infected wound, etc. The best approach depends on the diagnosis. If it is an abscess, drainage, not antibiotic, is the correct approach. ...Read more

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How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

VERY, very quickly: In a majority of cases, bacteria that causes endocarditis loves in blood. Since endocarditis involves a bacterial infection of the inner heart lining, including the heart valves, they grow especially well in this area and can form vegetations. With blood crossing the valve, the vegetations can flick off and deposit into the lungs or other parts of the body as it spreads quickly in the blood. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics effectively treat anthrax infection?

Will antibiotics effectively treat anthrax infection?

Anthrax: It depends which kind is involved. Inhalation anthrax is very serious, and only 25% respond to antibiotics. Cutaneous and gastrointestinal anthrax responds much better to antibiotics - better than 50 - 60%. ...Read more

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How is erysipelas spread?

Usually: It usually occurs after trauma to the skin. The leg is the most common site followed by the face. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read more

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How is bacterial meningitis treated?

How is bacterial meningitis treated?

Antibiotics: Usually with high doses of intravenous antibiotics, sometimes accompanied by steroids. ...Read more

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How is acute epiglottitis treated usually?

How is acute epiglottitis treated usually?

Please see below.: Most of the time, someone with epiglottitis must be intubated (have a tube put in the airway to keep it open) until the swelling resolves, and all patients with this condition need to be in the icu. After bacterial cultures are taken, IV antibiotics are started. Fever relievers may also be needed. ...Read more

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How quickly does dental infection progress?

How quickly does dental infection progress?

Slow to fast: It's a war between the infecting bacteria and your bodies defenses. If your body is winning the battle you can have a chronic infection that remains fairly circumscribed. If the bacteria are winning, you can go from fine to septic in no time at all. Don't play a Russian Roulette, please call your Dentist before infection gets out of control. ...Read more

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How to cure thrombophlebitis? With antibiotics?

How to cure thrombophlebitis?  With antibiotics?

No cure just rx: Thrombophlebits is a symptom and not a disease. The underlying cause needs to be treated first. However if its severe and theres skin breakdown then an infection can occur. Antibiotics would be indicated. Otherwise depending on the cause , support stockings , anticoagulation etc may be needed. ...Read more

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How syphilis become cure after treatment?

How syphilis become cure after treatment?

Penicillin: Syphilis is treated with penicillin, usually via intramuscular injections. One shot for early disease and three shots (one weekly for 3 weeks) for late disease. Certain severe forms or congenital disease in babies is treated with IV doses. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read more

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How is viral meningitis treated?

How is viral meningitis treated?

Acyclovir: The most serious viral infection is herpes. The only available treatment is acyclovir. Certain viral epidemics occur that may be protected by immunization shots. Most viral infections of the brain resolve on their own. Supportive care is the only and best treatment. ...Read more

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