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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med! ...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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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

What antibiotic is used for cellulitis?

Cellulitis: Uncomplicated cellulitis is most commonly caused by strep bacteria and usually can be treated with any penicillin group of antibiotics. More complicated forms of cellulitis with possible abscess require drainage of an abscess and antibiotics based on culture results. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

Second line: Erythromycin is classically considered second line for dental infections, especially in penicillin allergic patients; however, there is increasing resistance to it, making it less and less useful. ...Read more

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Is moxifloxacin a good antibiotic for use after a surgery?

Is moxifloxacin a good antibiotic for use after a surgery?

Depends on Surgery: This question depends on the type and nature of surgery you had. Some operations do not require any antibiotics at all after the procedure. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic cream for incision after surgery?

What is a good antibiotic cream for incision after surgery?

Surgical incisions: It is not necessary to apply antibiotic creams to a surgical incision that is healing well and without signs of infection. Dressing changes as advised by your surgeon and cleansing with mild soap and water is usually all that is needed. If the incision looks infected, you need to see your doctor; sometimes this requires a small procedure to clean the wound, +/- antibiiotics. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin good for mild cellulitis??

Is azithromycin good for mild cellulitis??

Not best choice: Cephalexin 500 every 6 hours or Clindamycin 300-450mg every 6-8 hours are better choices if you can buy over the counter in your country. Best to see primary care provider for evaluation, though. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for eye infections?

What is a good treatment for eye infections?

Depends on the cause: Eye infections are generaly caused by virus, bacteria or allergic reactions. Viral infections generally have to run there coarse, much like a cold before it gets better. There are anti-viral drugs that may be indicated especially if it is a herpes infection with corneal involvement. Theses usually are painful with light sensitivity and decreased vision. These need to treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the drug for diabetes with cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Please help! what is the drug for diabetes with cellulitis and osteomyelitis?

Imprecise ?: You take whatever meds you need to get sugar controlled and you take correct antibiotics for bacteria they culture from/ or assume is causing your cellulitis. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for a baby with a throat infection?

What is the best antibiotic for a baby with a throat infection?

Penicillin: Most sore throats are caused by a virus and don't require antibiotics to fight the infection. Strep throat is one of the few sore throats that is treatable but is relatively uncommon in infants. Strep throat is usually very sensitive to penicillin and therefore is the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Is ofloxacin good for mild cellulitis??

Is ofloxacin good for mild cellulitis??

Cellulitis: The appropriate treatment of cellulitis depends on many factors such as underlying medical conditions, extent and location of the cellulitis. A culture is helpful, however not always possible to obtain. For antibiotic choice, drug interactions, sensitivity of the most common organisms, and any intolerances or allergies are all important. Oflox may be a good choice; tendinopathies have been seen. ...Read more

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What medication is good for perianal abscess?

What medication is good for perianal abscess?

Antibiotics are : Sometimes used but the main treatment is incision and drainage. I recommend soaking bottom in warm water which helps with pain and discomfort. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Usually: Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well. For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for Preseptal Cellulitis caused by a sinus infection? My eye lid is slightly swollen. Was given Clarithromycin 500mg 2x/ day. Is that the best course of treatment? Augmentin doesn't work for me. What else should I do?

What is the best antibiotic for Preseptal Cellulitis caused by a sinus infection? My eye lid is slightly swollen. Was given Clarithromycin 500mg 2x/ day. Is that the best course of treatment? Augmentin doesn't work for me. What else should I do?

Ophthalmology : I would do lid hygiene four times a day with baby shampoo and cotton balls, use moxiflxacin drops twice a day for a week, and doxycycline 100 twice a day by mouth. I would use hot compress to help drain the collection and keep the head elevated. You should see an ophthalmologist to ensure your vision is safe. In severe cases IV antibiotics and surgical drainage are indicated. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more