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What is the treatment for patients with inhalation and cutaneous anthrax?

What is the treatment for patients with inhalation and cutaneous anthrax?

Depends on the type.: Patients with cutaneous anthrax can be treated as outpatients w/ doxycycline. However, inhalational anthrax is a very serious condition that requires hospitalization because of its high mortality rate. Patients will require IV antibiotics. They may also need support of heart and lung function due to the detrimental effects of the anthrax toxin on the body. Inhalation anthrax=possible bioterrorism. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib?  Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax.Even w/ breath sounds equal etc. Rib fxs. Generally heal on their own in 6-8 wks and just need protection while healing. Good luck! ...Read more

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First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

Need evaluation: There might be component of coronary disease need evaluation may be BP related or arrhythmia any way need further work up. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anthrax?

What is the treatment for anthrax?

Antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin/ levofloxacin/ doxicycline & penicillin are primary treatments for anthrax. Duration of rx depends on setting. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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What to do if do about inhalation anthrax?

Antibiotics: Anthrax is treated with antibiotics. Mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is 50 to 90 % even w antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Yes: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions on do I have inhalation anthrax?

Can you give me suggestions on do I have inhalation anthrax?

Inhalational Anthrax: Symptoms of inhalational anthrax include: fever, sore throat, muscle pain ; fatigue which can evolve into respiratory problems or shock after a few days. However, please be aware that anthrax infections are rare in this country and are most likely to occur in someone who has higher risk job (such as woolsorters or people who work with animal hides or horns). Intentional bioterrorism w anthrax is. ...Read more

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How does anthrax affect the lungs once it has been inhaled?

How does anthrax affect the lungs once it has been inhaled?

Tissue death: Once the inhaled anthrax spores germinate in the lungs they release toxins. This causes both bleeding & swelling which ultimately leads to tissue death. Death rate is around 99% untreated and up to 75% when treated. ...Read more

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Why does treatment for anthrax take so long?

Long prevention: Anthrax, once clinically evident, usually kills quickly and treatment is not very effective. You may be referring to the 60 day course of antibiotics prescribed for some one exposed to anthrax. This is based on the findings of an outbreak in russia. Exposed individuals developed the disease up to 60 days after exposure. ...Read more

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Do I have inhalation anthrax? I was on webmd symptom checker it says I have it I have a scratchy throat mild fever of99.5 & slight shortness of breath

Probably not: Unless you work with infected animals or animal products (hair, wool, hides) or are a target for bioterrorism you are unlikely to be exposed to anthrax spores. Chronic bronchitis from smoking more common. See your md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am an asthma patient and always using inhaler, now my tounge is white for last few years. What is cause and how to cure?

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                 I am an asthma patient and always using inhaler, now my tounge is white for last few years.
What is cause and how to cure?

Medicine reaction: Bronchodilators and inhaled steroids can cause changes in the normal tissues of the tongue and the types of bacteria present in the mouth--especially in the airflow path of the drugs. Brush/scrape your tongue every time you clean your teeth and rinse your mouth after every use of your inhaler. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inhaled foreign body?

What is the treatment for inhaled foreign body?

Depends: It depends on the shape size and characteristics of the foreign body. We try to retrieve it with a procedure called bronchoscopy where we can reach down and grasp it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read more

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