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Doctor insights on: Using Metronidazole For The Treatment Of Rheumatic Diseases

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For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


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With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?

With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?

No: The future of antibiotic use in general is not bleak as newer ones are likely to be discovered (even though it's getting harder to do so). What is bleak is the prospect of existing antibiotics, whose efficacy continue to wane as more bacetria develop resistance to them due to their abuse and misuse. ...Read more

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What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?

What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?

Drug allergy: The sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") are among the most common causes of allergic skin rash. Most people never develop rash, but it's possible this could happen in the future. There is nothing that can prevent allergic reactions. No other important side effects are likely; this is a veyr safe drug. Discuss w/ your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

See answer: Though Chloramphenicol has been used for the treatment of gonorrhea over 40-50 yrs ago and perhaps even on a more limited basis in under-developed countries more recently; due to increasing resistance, safety concerns, and more effective antibiotics available nowadays, Chloramphenicol is no longer a first-line agent for any indication or infection or std in developed nations today. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more

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Will the treatment for chlamydias (antibiotics) rid system of meth?

Will the treatment for chlamydias (antibiotics) rid system of meth?

No: The antibiotics do nothing with the meth. It is metabolized separately from the antibiotics and will eventually disappear from the body over time.Special studies of your hair could show trace amounts within the hair that persists for quite a while. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment and dosing of azythromycin for a UTI infection?

What is the proper treatment and dosing of azythromycin for a UTI infection?

Azithromycin for uti: I personnally do not use Azithromycin for a UTI unless I have no other choice because of drug allergies or if I am treating a specific sexually transmitted disease causing a urethritis in a woman/ man. The dose is either 500 mgs x 2 doses or a full gram (1, 000 mgs) one time dose. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: There is concern that multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) could evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: Duplicate question, same answer: Multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) may evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diseases of the nervous system?

What is the treatment for diseases of the nervous system?

NS illness: Depends on the disease & the part of the nervous system involved. If neurologic symptoms, consult a Neurologist. ...Read more

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What condition calls for the combination of doxycycline hyclate and amoxicillin?

What condition calls for the combination of doxycycline hyclate and amoxicillin?

Different : Doctors may use these combination for different reasons, since it gives a broad spectrum coverage and is not expansive. I guess most common i would he's is for some stds. ...Read more

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Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

Yes: Three day topical treatment is a standard treatment for vaginal yeast infection. However, the treatment will only work if the correct diagnosis has been made. Failure to respond to the treatment suggests another diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

Treatment: Surgery is the most serious treatment, and has many possible side effects, but removes the bulk of the tumor. Radiation therapy can be used to help reduce the tumor size or treat the area of the tumor, and can cause skin irritation and some scarring. Chemotherapy can be used to treat the tumor or treat the spread of the tumor, and can have some uncomfortable side effects, nausea, weakness, other. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

Antivirals: Traditionally Interferon alpha and Lamivudine with newer antivirals available. The decision to treat and treatment follow-up are to be individualized. ...Read more

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Flagyl Er (Definition)

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