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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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