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Treating Cellulitis Without Antibiotics
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?
Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on site: Of wound and bacteria that caused infection. Most skin infections are caused by staph or strep, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be effective, but not always. If it is a surgical wound that got infected after GI or gu surgery, the bacteria could be gram negative. But the proper treatment always includes adequate surgical drainage. ...Read more
I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol works well for killing bacteria and fungus. I recommend using it twice a day and flushing the canal with peroxide at the end of the day. If that doesn't improve things over a 3 to 4 day period you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Cellulitis-big toe.Not cured by 2 weeks augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) from dermatologist.Bad rxn to 1day of doxycycline.See infectious disease md? Podiatrist?(cbc pending.)
Ouch!: I have a question. Was there any involvement of your toenail? Swelling, pain, tenderness or pus in the nail area? If so, i would encourage you to see a podiatrist. If there is nail growing into tissue, it will continue to act as a nidus for infection. Home it gets better soon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES!: All drugs (even common antibiotics) can cause idiosyncratic drug reactions that might make a person ill, so keep that in mind. It is also possible that a specific non-prescribed antibiotic may not cover the specific type of infection, so it is good to have a healthcare provider decide what drug would be best to treat any specific infection. ...Read more
If not large try: Soaking a washcloth in clean warm water with or without epsom salts dissolved in the water, then place the wet washcloth on your face until it cools off and repeat several times (4 -6) continuously. This will speed up the boil coming to a head and draining. Keep the are clean with antibacterial soap. If unsuccessful, see your doctor. ...Read more
No cure just rx: Thrombophlebits is a symptom and not a disease. The underlying cause needs to be treated first. However if its severe and theres skin breakdown then an infection can occur. Antibiotics would be indicated. Otherwise depending on the cause , support stockings , anticoagulation etc may be needed. ...Read more
Wrong question: MRSA is a type of bacteria. There are many types of MRSA. Was it acquired in the hospital or in the community? Did it occur while taking an antibiotic? Is it boils or cellulitis or pneumonia or infected wound, etc. The best approach depends on the diagnosis. If it is an abscess, drainage, not antibiotic, is the correct approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more
Can the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds be used to treat strep throat? Will it cure strept.
Happened 2 be suffering from angular cheilitis while taking antibiotics 4 staph infection on bikini line.Will antibiotics cure cheilitis if bacterial?
Yes but risky: Say you were on a deserted island and developed a throat infection in time you body would hopefully be able to overwhelm the bacteria and you would clear the infection. Using saline mouth rinses could help but antibiotic reduce the number of bacteria so you immune system gets the upper hand. If you don't take antibiotic you risk the infection getting worse or spreading. ...Read more
Yes: If the dose of antibiotics was insufficient or the course was not long enough, yes, staph infections can recur. The other concern would also be if the bacteria developed resistance while on therapy. However, there is always a chance that some other organism has caused the infection; it depends on the site and the timing. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!
Blood test while I was treating cellulitis of my foot, CRP-LIA 12(reference value 6). Is it too high? All other factors are normal.
See a dermatologist: Is it your leg? It is very common that other conditions are mistaken as cellulitis. Then the antibiotic is no help. Stasis dermatitis and erythromelalgia are 2 examples of conditions presenting as red- swollen skin but are not infections. Also there may be an underlying problem such as lymphedema which leads to cellulitis. Then it is useful to address the underlying condition to prevent another ce. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm on my 4th round of antibiotics in addition to a shot and two IV infusions. Should i be concerned that i still have cellulitis?
Have cellulitis packing just came out ,should I wash it daily or soak it ? how to tell when its ok to let close up? still on antibiotics
Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement(assuming you are in good health, etc). Might take longer to have a less sensitive bug respond. Lots of variables here, of course, but you get the idea. I hope you get well soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more
Potential allergy: Any itching or rash while on an antibiotic or any new drug (even if you have taken it before) could be a sign of an allergy. This could also be a sign of ineffective treatment. You should immediately contact the person who prescribed the medication for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have cellulitis and have been on antibiotic for 2 days and now it has started to itch...what does that mean?
I had 14 antibiotics shots for cellulitis, 2 weeks ago and I have pain till now at the location of shots. Why?
IM Injections: Intramuscular Injections are painful and require time to have the Muscle heal from them ! Pain is different in everybody! Some are more sensitive than others! Some people take two to three weeks to be totally pain free after being submitted to scheduled intramuscular antibiotic injections! ...Read more
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