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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...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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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

Different: There is different macrolides , each one has different dosing .. Which one u r asking about ? ...Read more

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What antibiotics are taken for staph infection?

What antibiotics are taken for  staph infection?

A number of...: Antimicrobials can be used for staph based on whether the patient is penicillin allergic and is the organism is MRSA or not. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics  work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have bacterial orchitis.Took doxy,& rocephin (ceftriaxone).No help. can't take floroqinones(joints)or bactrim(allergic)Any other meds?Not an std,or uti,was tested.

Have bacterial orchitis.Took doxy,& rocephin (ceftriaxone).No help. can't take floroqinones(joints)or bactrim(allergic)Any other meds?Not an std,or uti,was tested.

Here are some ...: Your condition needs to be reassessed by reviewing the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of pain, swelling, response to Rx over time + physical exam + imaging studies to make sure the Dx was correct as bacterial orchitis, not testicular torsion?. So, seek professional reevaluation & confirmation before jumping further. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

What antibiotics are prescribed for kidney infection?

Depends: The best antibiotic for a urinary tract infection is based on the result of a culture and sensitivity testing of the urine. Empiric treatment is usually started with Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while awaiting culture results. Culture and sensitivity take about two days. ...Read more

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Pulmonologist prescribed Keflex 250 mg. for bacterial bronchitis. Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil work better due to broader bacterial spectrum?

Yes and No: Yes and No. Cefzil and Ceftin (cefuroxime) are second generation cephalosporins, where as Keflex is a first generation. The second generation drugs have better gram-negative coverage however they have not as good gram-positive coverage for bacteria. It depends on which bacteria is being treated. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read more

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What other antibiotic can be combined with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

What other antibiotic can be combined with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Antibiotic: This really depends on the result of culture and sensitivity studies. Without culture reports, it is impossible to know if Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the correct drug or whether another antibiotic should be added or not. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zithromax as my antibiotics. Do you recommend this antibiotic?

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I'm taking Zithromax as my antibiotics. Do you recommend this antibiotic?

Depends: Depends on what it's for. If I suspect whooping cough or pneumonia, among other things, it's good ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Why would I be prescribed the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

For infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa and trimethoprim antibiotic with fairly broad spectrum. Commonly used for urinary tract infections, but does work on other types of infections as well. What did you see your physician for? ...Read more

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Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

If I'm allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in medications can I take an antibiotic that's called Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin, prescribed by a Nurse practitioner? She knows my history

I think you know: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is brand name for ciprofloxin. They are the same thing. What is the nature of your allergy? What happened last time you used it? What is the reason for an antibiotic now? Are you SURE you will benefit from it? If you are allergic to it, you will be sorry if you take it again. 70% of antibiotic prescriptions are not appropriate. If you are allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may be allergic to all fluoroq ...Read more

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For a TRUS/prostate biopsy, do you prefer prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone, or with gentamicin? Or, gentamicin with ceftriaxone? Thank you...

For a TRUS/prostate biopsy, do you prefer prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone, or with gentamicin?  Or, gentamicin with ceftriaxone? Thank you...

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone: The most commonly used and recommended prophylactic antibiotic regimen for prostate biopsy is a fluoroquinolone (such as ciprofloxacin) alone, i.e. no aminoglycoside. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21563156: "...there were no significant differences between several classes of antibiotics for the outcomes tested (bacteriuria, bacteremia, fever and the need for hospitalization)." ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life

Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life

Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...Read more

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What antibiotic should you take for UTI if allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and augmentin ?

What antibiotic should you take for UTI if allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin) and augmentin ?

Sulfa substitute: While culture and sensitivity is worth while sulfa derivatives may be helpful if you are allergic to the others. ...Read more

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Toe acinetobacter unresponsive to oral antibiotics.Labs ok.One doc says IV cefepime but another says stop antibiotics, treat pain and watch.What to do?

Toe acinetobacter unresponsive to oral antibiotics.Labs ok.One doc says IV cefepime but another says stop antibiotics, treat pain and watch.What to do?

Get consult : Seek a podiatry consult. In your description i don't here anything about drainage. There may be a need to have an I&D of the toe in order for the infection to work it's way out. Iv abx would have a better chance of getting in, but it doesn't do any good to use antibiotics if you don't get debride the infection site. See the podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is BV susceptible to any other oral antibiotics besides Flagyl & clindamycin? Also how many days should meds be given for?

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Is BV susceptible to any other oral antibiotics besides Flagyl & clindamycin? Also how many days should meds be given for?

None: The only two antibiotics recommended are Flagyl and clindamycin, given for 7 days. There are some studies that suggest probiotics (either oral or intravaginal doses) can be helpful to suppress relapses, though! ...Read more

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