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Treatments For Mycoplasma
Diagnosed mycoplasma genitalia.sore joints, and chronic fatigue. What is the course of treatment first line?
What is the best way to treat mycoplasma? My wife is trying to decide between antibiotics and herbal treatments.
Difficult to trear: Mycoplasma is a somewhat ubiquitous organism. While there are herbs that have been historically used as antibiotics, there are none that have proven as effective as the few antibiotics that are likely to eradicate mycoplasma. There are more antibiotics that are not effective against mycoplasma than are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard w/400 character: The term "mycoplasma" is used to refer to organisms within the class mollicutes that is composed of five genera (mycoplasma, ureaplasma, acholeplasma, anaeroplasma, and asteroloplasma). 120+ named species exist and 13 mycoplasma species have been found in humans. However, only four species are human pathogens. Generally cause upper respiratory infections or ear infections (mainly in kids). ...Read more
What is mycoplasma?How do you get it-where does it come from?Need to cath intermittently-I use wipes but I get this frequently. How can I avoid this?
What type..: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause a mild form of pelvic and/or cervical infection in women and is sexually transmitted. Usually urethritis is seen in males. Based on what you describe it invaded your urinary tract since you need cath. It is not a common presentation but it might be a resistant bacteria and can be recurrent. Antibiotics needs to be reviewed if not effective. Use protection for sex. ...Read more
Unclear: I'm not sure if you are referring to mycoplasma fermentans or not. There is the thought that it has a role in gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and "chronic" lyme disease, but treatments like months and months of IV antibiotics, i'd imagine, would fall outside of mainstream medical care. I'd defer, however, to my infectious disease colleagues to see if they can add any thoughts. ...Read more
Many diseases: Severity of infection and prognosis depend on multiple factors. There is a long laundry list of possible infectious diseases caused by mycoplasma species. They can affect the genitourinary system, central nervous system, kidneys, joints, heart, upper and lower respiratory tract. It can also cause wound infections, postpartum fever, and neonatal bacteremia and meningitis. ...Read more
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