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Treatment With Antibiotics
Yes: there are combination acne products out there that either combine BPO with clindamycin or a newer product combines tretinoin with clindamycin. So yes, these meds have been combined to decrease the amount of separate applications needed a day (we know that the more you need to apply/take a medication, the less likely it is you will do so as prescribed (meaning you will miss dosing). ...Read more
My bf has bronchitis and started treatment (sans antibiotics) yesterday. Tonight his temperature shot up to 102.7. What should his next steps be?
See MD: Most cases of broncitis are due to viral infections. These are usually not associated with fevers as high as you describe. Your friend should see a doctor and be checked for influenza( which could be treated with tamiflu or relanza) or a bacterial pneumonia that would require antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Communicable?: HelloYUser 177 ~ it depends what disease you are talking about. If the disease has a so-called chronic carrier phase the answer is YES. eg; chronic hep B, with surface Antigen +ve, typhoid, chronic carriage on N.meningitidis in naso-pharynx, but treating pneumonia with antibiotics cures the pneumonia and there is no carried state. OK? thanks ...Read more
Depends on abx, infx: Some antibiotic treatments for certain infections may be a single one-time dose, while others may need to be continued for weeks or even months. The decision of which antibiotic to use and for how long to treat depends on the type of infection, what part of the body is infected, and the health of the person who has the infection. Post a more specific question for more detailed answer. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems.Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion, especially if present after treatment. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy)recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drainage is good: There are many other factors in determining if you are doing well - how you feel, temperature, the area involved in the cellulitis. Pus draining out is good, but make sure the redness is getting better as well. If it's not properly drained, it can recur, but hopefully the antibiotics and you body's defenses will not allow that to happen. Make sure to follow up with the doc that have antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just learned I have MRSA in my kidneys, what my treatment options? Antibiotics have not helped.
See an ID doctor: This should be managed by an infectious diseases expert. They may wish to obtain assistance from a urologist or nephrologist or both, but the choice of antibiotics will depend upon the sensitivity of the MRSA isolated, your underlying medical conditions, and your allergy history. If antibiotics alone are not effective you may need some form of surgery. See someone asap. ...Read more
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