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Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatment. Stay the course, make sure you and he both complete your full antibiotic regimen, then both get checked to ensure that H.pylori is gone. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

Are streptomycin and tetracycline part of the treatment of e. Coli?

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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Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Far safer options: You are right to be concerned. Antibiotics kill our friendly flora leading to overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria which has adverse consequences. I've successfully treated acne in many without ever prescribing antibiotics. Dietary changes, nutritional supplements, herbs, natural lotions & homeopathy are very effective. See http://bit.Ly/19zfc5s & http://bit.Ly/14dmebh & http://abt.Cm/18rwpeb. ...Read more

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Other then accutane is there any other strong acne treatment I'm on tetracycline for about 6 months now but when I take a break it just comes back?

Other then accutane is there any other strong acne treatment I'm on tetracycline for about 6 months now but when I take a break it just comes back?

Spironolactone: For adult females the best therapy is usually an anti androgen. If it is effective it can be continued for years. It is not an antibiotic. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Usual dose 100mg a day but varies from 25 to 200. Note that some birth control makes acne worse while some pills make acne better. Do you have normal menses? ...Read more

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Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?

Is it ok to  use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?

Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy is used to eliminate h pylori, and duedenal ulcer caused bu h pylori.In my view Aspirin be avoidid as it can cause bleeding from the ulcer, if there is one.If there is no ulcer seen on endoscopic exam, than you can use Aspirin with extreme caution if it is absolutely neccessary to be given. ...Read more

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Im on helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy for h-pylori. Side effects are real bad, will they last?

Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: The side effects will go away once you have finished the course of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Sumycin (Definition)

Sumycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more