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I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?
Can fosfomycin be used in the UK? My Gp prescribed it as a last resort for a UTI that no other antibiotic is clearing
Yes: It is also used occasionally in the US as an antiobiotic for UTIs. ...Read more
Everything i read says trich is usually treated with a single dose of antibiotic so why did my doc say I have to take 3x for a week?
Different meds: There are different medications and the one you were prescribed needs to be taken as directed. Since we don't know what your doctor has given you, it's best to call him/her if you have any questions. ...Read more
Need spec. Doc for constant utis urine reading is normal except have trace of leuk always. Urologist can't help. Had 7 diff. Antibiotics since may?
UTI: A urinalysis showing trace leukocytes does not in and by itself mean urinary tract infection. Are you symptomatic? Why are these specimens being obtained? Why were you given antibiotics? Need far more information. You could either see a nephrologist (kidney specialist), or an infectious diseases expert and they might help solve this dilemma. Good luck. ...Read more
I read a book A New IBS solution the doctor says IBS is caused by overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine and treats with a 10 day antibiotic treatment. How can I find a dr who will give me this?
Functional Med doc: You may want to seek out a functional medicine doctor. Some gastroenterologists are also familiar and comfortable with treating irritable bowel syndrome with probiotics. Genova diagnostics and some other companies have a functional bowel test that can help the doctor determine if you have problems with your bacterial flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my doctors have told me I do not have appendticis, but sent me home with antibiotics. And the pain is still not getting better what should I do?
Is it necessary to take the long term course of antibiotic medicines suggested by doctors or may i stop taking it if i feel fully recovered??
"stop taking": It probably would not be a problem if you don't take your medicine for a couple of days and then see how you feel. If the symptoms recur please take your meds but let your doctor know. ...Read more
Many reasons: 1) Several diseases we know now, are caused by non-bacterial microbes, therefore antibiotic (abx) are ineffective, 2) Using a lot of abx have led to the development of multidrug-resistant bacteria 3) Very little new abx are being developed due to costs associated to get government approval to use it, 4) We now appreciate that serious infections and side effects can occur with abx use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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