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I have a ongoing urine infection and not tolerating antibiotics?

More information: What are the symptoms you are having with the antibiotics? Was a urine culture done? If you continue to have symptoms are urine infection and have side effects with the prescribed antibiotic, you should be re-evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infection (Definition)

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


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I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when I get infection?

I'm taking antithyroid, can I take antibiotic when I get infection?

Yes: Most of the antibiotics are safe to take along with the thyroid medicine, provided you are not allergic to that particular antibiotic. ...Read more

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If I took all of my antibiotics after my abotion can I still get an infection?

If I took all of my antibiotics after my abotion can I still get an infection?

Hopefully not: 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

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I have a urine infection and its not going away. I'm not tolerating antibiotics.?

I have a urine infection and its not going away. I'm not tolerating antibiotics.?

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

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Can an ongoing testicular infection (s) of any kind be causative for a varicocele (s)?

Can an ongoing testicular infection (s) of any kind be causative for a varicocele (s)?

Scars: Anything that can leave a scar in this tubing can lead to fluid filled swelling and cysts. ...Read more

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I was given intravenous antibiotics for my infection. Is this better than oral antibiotics?

I was given intravenous antibiotics for my infection. Is this better than oral antibiotics?

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

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They gave me antibiotic for urine infection I can't swalow big pills can I cut it and drinkk it?

They gave me antibiotic for urine infection I can't swalow big pills can I cut it and drinkk it?

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

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If I need antibiotics through an IV for strep infection, what are my options? How long would they need to be administered for?

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

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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 read that t- cells can fluctuate. If I was on antibiotics for a minor infection could that have caused a decrease in t-cells?

Infection: Since T cell regulates immune function, one would likely see changes during an infection. However antibiotic per se has no effect on T cells' immune function- unless a drug allergy has developed. ...Read more

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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

Cellulitis: Best thing you can do is take all the antibiotic as directed. Keep area clean. If not improving after a few days follow up with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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I am curious if antibiotics don't work for an infection does it worsen the infection?

No But: No the antibiotic does not make the infection worse but the lack of the proper antibiotic lets the infection gain a greater foot hold so see your md and have them test the infection for the best antibiotic to use. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if I get 2 different antibiotics at the same time for the same infection?

No: 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

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I really need some answers! Why aren't my antibiotics working for my root canel infection?

I really need some answers! Why aren't my antibiotics working for my root canel infection?

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

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

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

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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

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I am on an antibiotic for a sinuse infection and I find I feel tired. Should I continue taking it?

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

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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?

Yes: Your antibiotics the first time may have suppressed the bacteria but not killed them completely. See your doctor for a urine culture. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for urinary infection? And if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

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

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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?

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

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