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Testicular Infection Antibiotics
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Be sure to follow your doctor's directions on aftercare. Report any signs of fever, malaise, excessive bleeding, abdominal pain/cramps. In short call your doctor if you are not feeling right. Keep your appointment with your doctor for continuous care and also discuss which birth control would be appropriate for you. Also remember to practice safe sex. Use condoms.
Take care and good luck. ...Read more
It may not be a UTI: A UTI is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. Don't forget- an Infectious Diseases consult may also help in this scenario. ...Read more
Scars: Anything that can leave a scar in this tubing can lead to fluid filled swelling and cysts. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are some antibiotics that are only available in IV form. However, many antibiotics are available as an oral tablet that are also very strong and are well tolerated. The IV form is generally used in hospitalized patients or in patients who cannot tolerate oral feedings. ...Read more
Tips swallowing pill: Some ways to help swallow larger pills: coat the pill with peanut butter and place it on the front of the tongue then drink water. Another trick is to drink with a straw, or hold the straw upright, balance the pill on top of the straw, then drink from the straw. Kids like this last one. ...Read more
If I need antibiotics through an IV for strep infection, what are my options? How long would they need to be administered for?
Strep infection: Besides IV antibiotics you can get a long acting penicillen shot that lasts for approximately a month. You can get daily injection of penicillen. You can take penicillen in tablet as well as liquid form. Treatment is usually for ten days depending on the cause and severity of the illness. ...Read more
I read that t- cells can fluctuate. If I was on antibiotics for a minor infection could that have caused a decrease in t-cells?
I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill
Often time, doctors and providers might know you have an infection (cough, fever, abnormal chest x-ray support a diagnosis of pneumonia), but we don't know what bug is causing it.
Because some bugs / bacteria respond to certain antibiotics we might give more than one to attack the most common types of bugs. ...Read more
See your dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more
What's the definitive way to determine if the infection is gone after I have taken all of the antibiotics?
UTI: Repeat urinalysis, if you are a female, needs to be collected very carefully. ...Read more
I would not try: If you feel pain or a mass in your testicle, you should see your family doc or better yet an urologist. Please do not self diagnose. ...Read more
What to do if I need a solution for a one sided infection in my sinuses that endures antibiotics?
See an ENT: You should see an ENT doctor. A sinus infection that is just affecting one sinus or one sided group of sinuses should be investigated. Often there is a specific cause such as tooth infection, or physical obstruction of the drainage pathway that can be fixed. ...Read more
I am on an antibiotic for a sinuse infection and I find I feel tired. Should I continue taking it?
Do't stop.: If you have a real bacterial infection of course you should continue. Notify your doc of the symptoms you are having but don't stop unless they tell you to do so. Your tiredness may be coming from the underlying infection. ...Read more
Should I go still even if I'm on antibiotics for the infection and have an appointment with an urologist this week?
Unclear what you are referring to.
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I was infection free from a UTI 6 days ago & finished the antibiotic 4 days ago. Can I have another UTI 4 days later?
What are good home remedies for urinary infection? And if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?
No: You need a prescription to get antibiotics in the United States. Few home remedies are to drink enough water, wear cotton underwear and pants so your skin can breathe, urinate often and don, t hold your urine to prevent bacteria from multiplying, and drinking cranberry juice won't hurt except if you are allergic to this. If you think you have Urinary Tract Infection see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more
I have an infection in my cheek it's read and swelled I've been on antibiotics for 2 full days now but sign of improvement?
May take longer: It certainly may take longer, however I would keep in touch with your doc. ...Read more
How do I no if I have myocarditis had toothe infection for two weeks been on antibiotics but high temp shaky achy high aniexty x?
Consult: With the symptoms you describe it sounds like you have an infection, but there is no way to know what or where. If you are under the care of a doctor s/he will work with you to control these symptoms. If not, consult with one. Persevere. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with "staphylococcus coagul" infection and been on antibiotics for several days. Is it safe to Have protected sex?
I have one week to go before kwires are removed from my toes. I think I have an infection, can they come out now or do I need antibiotics?
May need both: Hardware sometimes needs to be removed in presence of infection. Contact your doctor asap. ...Read more