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Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Short term only: Short term desensitization to antibiotics is a common procedure, but the tolerance is short-lived. ...Read more

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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


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I have some problems with acne - can I mix treatment with antibiotic and tretinoin, and BPO?

I have some problems with acne - can I mix treatment with antibiotic and tretinoin, and BPO?

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

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Is it communicable after treatment with antibiotics?

Is it communicable after treatment with antibiotics?

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

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What is the usual length of treatment with antibiotics?

What is the usual length of treatment with antibiotics?

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

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Cellulitis, hole few days after treatment. On antibiotics looks puss is coming I think is okay?

Cellulitis, hole few days after treatment. On antibiotics looks puss is coming I think is okay?

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 more

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I was diagnosed with prostatitis and am almost done with the treatment of antibiotics but I felt nauseous today is it normal also ?

Here are some...: It is uncommon to see drug-related nausea occurring days after antibiotic use. Besides, are you sure you have prostatitis or just have some irritating voiding symptoms since the odd for a 18-y-o man to have prostatitis is extremely low. So, ask your doc. But, to sort related things correctly has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Can a sinusitis still be there after treatment with antibiotics?

Can a sinusitis still be there after treatment with antibiotics?

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 more

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Can a sinusitis be uncured after 10 days of treatment with antibiotics?

Can a sinusitis be uncured after 10 days of treatment with antibiotics?

Often: In many cases, if it is bacterial, and the correct antibiotic is used. Sometimes a culture needs to be obtained for hard to treat bacterial infections. Viral infections won't respond to antibiotics as viruses are not killed by antibiotics! ...Read more

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Is it normal to continue to have pain in bladder after treatment with antibiotics?

Is it normal to continue to have pain in bladder after treatment with antibiotics?

Can happen: Sometimes, bladder pain (called "dysuria"-difficult/painful urination) can be from bladder spasm and not infection, especially if continues after treatment.Another condition is interstitial cystitis which is very frustrating, and usually needs cystoscopy to diagnose.You can ask your provider to consider a trial of a bladder anesthetic like Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can help.Help.Or infection is resistant to drug. ...Read more

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I just learned I have MRSA in my kidneys, what my treatment options? Antibiotics have not helped.

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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If an inch tender redbump got better without treatment or antibiotics could it be MRSA or will MRSA always get progressively worse without treatment?

If an inch tender redbump got better without treatment or antibiotics could it be MRSA or will MRSA always get progressively worse without treatment?

Who knows: sounds like you are on the mend without medical intervention. MRSA is a bacterium resistant to a lot of antibiotics. This makes MRSA a little harder to treat. If you are getting better without treatment just continue what you are doing. I would not worry about MRSA just yet. ...Read more

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Stool test result came back positive again for h pylori. Why first treatment with antibiotics didn't work? What are the chances of working now

Stool test result came back positive again for h pylori. Why first treatment with antibiotics didn't work? What are the chances of working now

Resistant strains: There are some strains of h.pylori which have become resistant to the previous antibiotic regimens. The recommendation now is for a 4-drug regimen (3 antibiotics plus an acid blocker called a PPI). You should return to your doctor and try a different course of treatment. Be sure to take all the pills prescribed. ...Read more

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Continuous treatment with antibiotics leads to c. Diff?

Continuous treatment with antibiotics leads to c. Diff?

Yes: C.Difficile is a common bacteria that can cause problems when the normal bacteria of the gut/intestines is wiped out. This can happen with any antibiotic, and the more antibiotics used, and the longer used, the more likely a problem will occur. Probiotics(friendly bacteria) can help when taking antibiotics, but may not be enough. Pain, blood, diarrhea, fever are warning signs and need evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea from treatment with antibiotics?

Is it normal to have diarrhea from treatment with antibiotics?

Depends: If your being treated with potent antibiotics, multiple antibiotics, or prolonged antibiotic therapy diarhea can occur. It kills off the normal flora in the bowels and an overgrowth oportunistic organisms can occur. The normal flora usually keeps the bugs in check but the abx kills them off and allows the rogue bacteria to grow and cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tingling in bladder after treatment with antibiotics?

Can happen: Sometimes, bladder pain (called "dysuria"-difficult/painful urination) can be from bladder spasm and not infection, especially if continues after treatment.Another condition is interstitial cystitis which is very frustrating, and usually needs cystoscopy to diagnose.You can ask your provider to consider a trial of a bladder anesthetic like Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can help.Help.Or infection is resistant to drug. ...Read more

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What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

2 weeks: Standard treatment is typically for 2 weeks, but there is increased resistance to antibiotics that might require another course with different antibiotics. ...Read more