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Doctor insights on: Retained Tampon Antibiotic Treatment

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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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How long is antibiotic treatment?

How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

Paronychia. What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment?

Seldom needs AB: Paronychia seldom needs therapy with antibiotics. Usually frequent hot compresses and soaks will bring it to a head and allow either spontaneous drainage or opening with a blade. If there is extension of the infection beyond the rim of the nail this requires more specific identification of the organism before treatment, but often drugs like clindamycin, Doxycycline and others can be started. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

What is the antibiotic most often used for treatment of paronychia?

Often antibiotic: Is prescribed b u t
the paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocin or some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesn't work. ...Read more

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What it`s the correct treatment for mycotic vulvovaginitis?! it`s any antibiotic?

Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! Talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more

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What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism (bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample.
Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia?

What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia?

Not one best drug: Septicemia, or an infection in the blood stream, can be caused by many different bacteria and therefore many different antibiotics may be needed. It is important to have specific sensitivities as to what antibiotics the different bacteria are most sensitivie. There is no simple answer but your physician will treat you with the best antibiotic for ou. ...Read more

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What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

Bacteria vs. Viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

See below: Most cases of osteomyelitis in adults need surgery and antibiotics. Because it takes 6 weeks for debrided bone to be covered by soft tissue, and experience that shorter courses of antibiotics have a higher relapse rate, 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics is recommended. In models of osteomyelitis 4 weeks of antibiotics was more effective in sterilizing bone than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia in neanates?

What's the best antibiotic for treatment of septicemia in neanates?

Situation dictates: Best antibiotic choice in neonatal sepsis, made by considering child's age, medical history/comorbidities, clinical presentation, potential source, gram stain data, local resistance patterns, etc. Consultation w/ pediatric infectious disease strongly encouraged. May also need anti -fungal, -viral, -rickettsial treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

Depends: Different spiders cause different reactions.
For less toxic spider bite, which are the most common, it usually takes 7-10 days.
To decrease pain and swelling, I have found the use of orally administered steroids to lessen pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

In most cases, Lyme: Arthritis does not recur after appropriate therapy for this infection although reinfection can certainly occur. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin on my 6th day of 10 day treatment can I take 20 mg of cialis with this antibiotic im taking tks dr.

I'm taking amoxicillin on my 6th day of 10 day treatment can I take 20 mg of cialis with this antibiotic im taking tks dr.

Should be OK: I know of no problem taking Cialis with antibiotics All of the ED helpers have been used by millions now and never say never, but you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for diverticulitis to come back in a month after a 2 week antibiotic treatment even if trying to stick to a diet?

Is it possible for diverticulitis to come back in a month after a 2 week antibiotic treatment even if trying to stick to a diet?

Yes: 35 year old gentleman s/p 2 week treatment for diverticular disease now with unknown symptoms recurring. You should contact your treating physician immediately and if you have severe symptoms go to the ER. Diverticulosis is an anatomical problem that can lead to diverticulitis, the infection/abscess associated with the infection can be resistant or recur. Prior CT scan results helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ointment/antibiotic gel brand (used at night) for blepharitis (pls safety brand)? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly?

Ointment/antibiotic gel brand (used at night) for blepharitis (pls safety brand)? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly?

Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving your eyes should be supervised by a doctor anyway.) as for "treatment/medicine for daytime", what are you treating? If you mean the same blepharitis, the same answer applies. ...Read more

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I have acnee for one year treatment from 3 doctors with antibiotic and. Creams but is not working, they did no test before meds given what to do?

I have acnee for one year treatment from 3 doctors with antibiotic and. Creams but is not working, they did no test before meds given what to do?

New opinion: I probably would go to the dermatology division of a teaching hospital to get treated.
Acne can be a complex and difficult problem and this will give you your best chance for your eventual cure. ...Read more

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Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin 250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis

Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin 250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis

Not the right Atb: Clatithromycin lacks coverage for most of the intestinal bacteria that may cause bouts of diverticulitis. Would suggest calling your PCP if there is phone coverage, visit a local Urgent Care if not too sick, or go to the local Er. ...Read more

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What happens if I drink alcohol while on antibiotic treatment?

What happens if I drink alcohol while on antibiotic treatment?

How much, what kind: As in how much alcohol, and what kind of infection. In general, alcohol is really bad for the immune system, and chronic heavy drinkers get far more infections, often in unusual places and with unusual germs. Alcohol impairs white blood cells from eating and killing germs and also decreases our antibody formation. Alcohol also may have interactions with certain meds. Talk to doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons with canesten oral treatment?

Can I use tampons with canesten oral treatment?

Yes: Caneston is an oral antifungal treatment used to treat yeast infections. If you are in the midst of your cycle, then oral treatment is probably easier and there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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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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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past, possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Last week I was treated for gonorrhea, today I found a tampon in me that's been there for 2 weeks. Did that make my treatment ineffective?

Last week I was treated for gonorrhea, today I found a tampon in me that's been there for 2 weeks. Did that make my treatment ineffective?

Risk of bacteria: Having a tampon in too long is more likely to cause a bacterial toxin to accumulate from Staph overgrowth called toxic shock syndrome. Even if you don't have fevers or rashes, go see your OB-Gyne doc and get some medication. Its hard to say how that affected your GC infection, so get some cultures done, may need retrestment for the gonorrhea, Keflex or Vanco for the staph ...Read more