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Streptomycin Overdose In Children
No direct treatment: If excessive amounts of streptomycin have been received, they will be excreted by the body and time will prevail. If they created toxic damage, primarily to the vestibular division of the acoustic (8th) nerve or to the kidneys, only part of the damage is reversible. ...Read more
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Ototoxic in all: Streptomycin can ototoxic in all ages of patients. It is specifically more vestibulotoxic, meaning that it disrupts balance more than hearing. There is evidence that patients with impaired renal function are more prone to toxic effects. Studies indicate that cochleotoxic effects of aminoglycosides are less common in neonates and children than adults. The exact reason for this is unknown. ...Read more
Question is reversed: I am assuming the question is would any treatment with streptomycin result in deafness. The answer is no. Streptomycin usually produces a severe permanent sensori-neural hearing loss. One would need to see the audiogram to determine if a hearing aid would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effect on junction: Streptomycin is one of the aminoglycosides which is a class of anitbiotics that affects the neuromuscular junction. This is the area involved in myasthenia gravis. More specifically streptomycin can block the acetylcholine receptor and can also prevent the release of acetylcholine. See more at: http://archive.Ispub.Com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-neurology/volume-10-number-2. ...Read more
See below: Streptomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic given IV or im and used to treat tuberculosis and enterococcus. Tetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic still in common use today to treat many types of infections. E.Coli are bacteria that are a normal part of the bacterial flora of all mammals including man. Shiga toxin producing e. Coli from cattle cause bloody diarrhea and hus. ...Read more
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What do you suggest if my doctor won't give me streptomycin because he says it won't do anything. what do I do?
WhyDoYouWantStreptom: Why do you want streptomycine.It is an old Antibiotic not used these days in USA because of toxic effects on kidneys and hearing loss It is still used in third world countries for Tubeculosis,Tularemia,plague and endocarditis.And it is given by injection Your doctor is right and I suggest you fallow his/her advice ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toxic to hair cells: This antibiotic can become concentrated in the fluid of the inner ear. It causes a toxic reaction to the hair cells of the inner ear, at high levels it can kill off these hair cells with permanent hearing loss. Careful monitoring of levels of the antibiotic are necessary. There are better and less toxic antibiotics now in use. ...Read more
Treated with a tooth infection, for 2 weeks had an insert in tooth containing STREPTOMYCIN (at that time I was 8-9 wks pregnant)Risks to the fetus?THX
Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?
Symptoms now ??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures.If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more
Overdose: Technically taking more than the recommended dose per the age or weight of a child is considered an overdose. However, that does not mean that this will make the child ill. I would follow up with the child's pediatrician to discuss an appropriate amount based on the child's weight. ...Read more
Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more
I would like to know what the effects of and overdose of amoxicillin are for a 6 yr old girl? The amoxicillin is for two different children of different ages and my daughter just drank 3bottles that were almost full.
Not much: I agree with Dr McMullen, a call to poison control is worthwhile.I would not expect a real toxic outcome, but there is likely a good chance she will have diarrhea.The antibiotics will also kill off a lot of the "good" bacteria in her intestines, so it is a good idea to start loading her with probiotics to re-establish the gut balance.Also look into how/why she had access and make some changes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Of course: Depends entirely upon what the drug being overdosed. This is a ratio, published for most pharmaceuticals, which gives a risk of the amount of drug to cause death. For some drugs like digitalis, it is a low number but for others like darvon, it is very high (meaning you can take a lot). Most overestimate this and suicide attempts with drugs usually fail for this reason. ...Read more
Most women: who menstruate naturally have all the female organs to get pregnant, but don't get pregnant due to other, sometimes unknown, reasons. If having sex regularly and still not getting pregnant, tests can be done to check hormone levels, patency of the fallopian tubes and uterine shape, sperm counts on male partners, and meds can be given to stimulate ovulation if not regularly ovulating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Certainly you can supervise what they see on tv and the internet. You can also watch what type of video games they play. However, away from home you don't have as much control. You need to educate your children about danger and situations to try and avoid. However, sometimes bad things happen that are beyond our control. ...Read more