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I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?

I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?

Depends: If you are getting better, then no! people vary, and depending on if a culture was sent, might have lab data that demonstrates susceptibility. Don't worry unless not improving. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Had miscarriage. My doc prescribed antibiotic 2x5days. What does it for? I haven't had d&c..

Had miscarriage. My doc prescribed antibiotic 2x5days. What does it for? I haven't had d&c..

Unclear: It is not clear from this limited information why you have been given antibiotics. I would contact the doctor who prescribed them to you and ask for clarification ...Read more

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Doctors, can my shingles spread if I am on antibiotics?

Doctors, can my shingles spread if I am on antibiotics?

No: Do not worry, it will have no bearing on the ultimate course. ...Read more

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How does a doctor know which antibiotic to prescribe?

Training/education: A combination of medical training, knowledge of the bacterial spectrum of specific antibiotics and bacterial resistance patterns, and use of published treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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What types of antibiotics would doctors prescribe for meningitis?

Intravenous: Bacterial meningitis is a life- threatening condition in which a combination of iv antibiotics is most commonly used. Please note that some types of meningitis benefit only from supportive treatment. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should one start taking acne antibiotics?

Doctors can you tell me when should one start taking acne antibiotics?

When easy Rx fails: If topical benzoyl peroxide does not do an adequate job, topical antibiotics such as clindamycin, systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline, and a topical retinoic acid derivative are all options. ...Read more

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Fosfomycin (Definition)

Fosfomycin is ...Read more