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What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

Depends.: A newborn sepsis work-up is usually performed after pprom (preterm premature ru[ture of membranes) an the antibiotic coverage depends on its results, the protocol at your hospital's nursery and the type and duration of antibiotic treatment of the pregnant woman before delivery. Penicillins and cephalosporins are commonly used. ...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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How can I stop the spread of boils? What antibiotic is safe for lactating moms like me?

How can I stop the spread of boils? What antibiotic is safe for lactating moms like me?

...: Boils are typically caused by the bacteria called staphylococcus aureus (mrsa and mssa). It is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). To prevent MRSA wash your hands often, keep cuts covered, and don't share towels or razors. Treatment of boils can include drainage and antibiotics depending on the sensitivity of the bacteria isolated. ...Read more

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When we were little, mom took us to peds for antibiotics a lot> now 40 I wonder why they did that. My peds wont.?

When we were little, mom took us to peds for antibiotics a lot> now 40 I wonder why they did that. My peds wont.?

Difficult to know: In earlier years antibiotics were given out, often without an obvious need. Now most doctors are very cautious because we have become increasingly aware of the potential for overuse and complications due to antibiotics. ...Read more

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F, 63, what can mom eat afterercp?She's on antibiotic as she's low fever 2 days ago, but back to normal now.Doc suggest 2do gallbladder removal in july.

F, 63, what can mom eat afterercp?She's on antibiotic as she's low fever 2 days ago, but back to normal now.Doc suggest 2do gallbladder removal in july.

Low fat diet: If she has symptoms due gall stones the way you are describing need removal it is a simple low risk procedure , follow your doctors advise.Balanced low fat diet may help to prevent an attach. ...Read more

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My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more

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My mom has no cough no phlegm her chest neverhurted but does they say she has major pneumonia canit b sosomething else antiobiotics not working?

See below: It is very difficult to second guess another doctor, especially if we don't have any of the data (imaging, labs) that they have. That being said, just because she has a pneumonia doesn't necessarily mean that's the only thing she has. ...Read more

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Im having trouble breathing like I can't get enought oxegyn. And shortness in breath my mom says its my anibiotics.. But im wondering if its asthma?

Im having trouble breathing like I can't get enought oxegyn. And shortness in breath my mom says  its my anibiotics.. But im wondering if its asthma?

See a doctor: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Asthma can certainly cause shortness of breath, and it can worsen quickly. If it is severe or it raises your concern, get seen at your local emergency department now. Antibiotics do not cause shortness of breath unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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