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Sulfonamide Anti Bacterial
Shampoo: No. It is to clean the hair. ...Read more
Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more
Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.
Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more
Higher but still low: Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would swapping from clindamycin cream to an oral anti biotic for bacterial vaginosis disrupt the treatment?
Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you use Cefazedone (first-generation cephaloporins) or Amikacin (Aminoglycosides antibiotic) for treating pelvic inflammatory disease?
Not usually: I'm not sure where you are, but in most of the world's countries these drugs are not recommended and would not be used to treat PID. They are of uncertain activity against gonorrhea and definitely will not treat chlamydia. Try to find an infectious diseases or STD expert to advise on treatment. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more
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