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Vancomycin Infiltration Treatment
Vancomycin: Vancomycin is removed by the body in 30 hours unless you are anephric and then it can take 37.5 days. ...Read more
C diff. On vancomycin the liquid stuff. 125mg 4x a day. Is this the right treatment for me? Is there difference between liquid and the pill?
C diff: You are on the proper medicine for c diff. There is no difference between the pill and the liquid. ...Read more
Hi Doc, had UTI culture, d result: Tetracyclin Sensitive (4mg/I). Teicoplanin sen' (4mg/I). Vancomycin sen' (1mg/I).Pls how can I use d treatment. Thanks?
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?
How many days for symptoms to improve Vancomycin for c.diff? Flagyl did not cure. How long wait before try another ABX? When should let Dr know?
C diff: This has become VERY hard to treat. If no better in 7-10 days then may need to try different treatment. I know it sounds gross but fecal transplants (instilling infusion of stool free of c diff into your colon) have been helpful in tough cases. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more
I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?
Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibiotics right, it is important to make sure the rest of your body is able to fight infections well--e.g. proper nutrition, extra zinc, vitamins A, C, and D3 supplements, blood sugar and white blood count well controlled. ...Read more
36, Fem, C-Diff infec 30 dys ago (ate out). First on Metronidazole, symps came back. On Vancomycin, feel btr, also weak. Hope of cure? Worried abt recur
C. diff treatment: Yes, C. diff is a nasty disease, and metronidazole can fail in up to 20% of cases. Vancomycin (oral form) is much better at treating it, but I'm sure the disease took it's toll. I've unfortunately seen some bad outcomes from the disease. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, rest and be very careful next time with any antibiotics. Make sure to tell your doc you had C. diff before. See ID doc if Qs. ...Read more
ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??
Fecal transplant: Fecal transplants have been shown to be effective in treating C diff. Please discuss this option with your doctor, in case you need to take antibiotics. ...Read more
It all depends: Most drug reactions are very benign and only cause a rash and itching. It goes away when you stop the medicine. However, sometimes, you may have a severe reaction that acts like a third degree burn. This is called steven johnsons syndrome. This is very dangerous and needs immediate medical attention. Many times the first sign of this reaction is blisters in your mouth or nose. ...Read more
Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more
Yes: So far no known cross reactivity between vancomycin and sulpha compounds, always tell your doctors what are your medicine allergies, good luck ...Read more
It's not: I didn't know it was. Vancomycin is an appropriate treatment for staph infections, especially those that are resistant to other antibiotics. ...Read more
Took 3 doses so far of my vancomycin for c. Diff. When will it get better & how will I know if things are getting worse?
Hi. I have c-diff and now I start to take vancomycin. I went to know what can not eat. Thank you, and have a good day. Or.?
No real dietary: Restrictions. You might get some yoghurt with active cultures to repopulate your colon. ...Read more
Treated with vancomycin for infection. Does this mean if I ever get any infection again it will be resistant to any drugs? I'm scared
My Dad had MRSA in April, cleared to go home and on Vancomycin 2x/day for 1 month. Going to see him with 8-mos. Old baby July 1. Safe for baby?
Yes: If the MRSA were still active he would still be in the hospital. You can always use alcohol gel on your babies hands, And you could even ask grandpa to take a "bleach bath" before you arrive. That's one cup of bleach in the bathtub. Immunologists recommend them for people who keep colonizing with Staph ...Read more
Found out last night I have c.Diff. Getting put on vancomycin but still afraid I can die. I have lost a lot of weight and feel horrible. Help please!
Try these things:: Pseudomembranous colitis can be serious and occasionally fatal if not treated but now that you are being treated you should do fine. Complications can come from dehydration ; low potassium/magnesium. Chop up greens, onions/garlic ; potatoes, add salt, simmer 20 min. ; drink the broth- a couple quarts a day. Also take culturelle, a probiotic proven to help c. Diff. Rest ; reduce stress.See comment:. ...Read more
Vancomycin: "Vancomycin is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to this antibiotic. Solutions containing dextrose may be contraindicated in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products.: See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=99e523d8-9bde-43cb-8434-497015e5dcbd ...Read more
Contact your dr.: Contact the doctor that prescribed it, or the home health nurse that is over seeing this. ...Read more
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