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What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

Need more info: Atypical antibodies means different things in different contexts. If it is related to blood group testing the antibodies are not dangerous nor contagious. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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I am a 25 year old male and was told I have atypical antibodies. What does this mean and is this bad?

I am a 25 year old male and was told I have atypical antibodies. What does this mean and is this bad?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if it was in relation to blood donation or transfusion, it means that the blood bank will need additional time to find compatible blood, should you need it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I went to donate plasma which I've done for years and the nurse informed me they found atypical antibodies in my blood, what do I do?

I went to donate plasma which I've done for years and the nurse informed me they found atypical antibodies in my blood, what do I do?

Atypical antibodies: You need to find out the specific antibodies they found on your test. This could mean a lot of different things. Once you have this info then I would see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My 22 year old son was just told he has atypical antibodies in his blood/plasma. Can I have this too, and what causes it?

Antibodies: More information is needed. The body produces a large variety of antibodies and it is important to know which ones are being referred to as "abnormal". Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to primarily fight off bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. ...Read more

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Today a nurse informed me that when they tested my blood it came up that I was Atya+ atypical antibodies do I need to see a doctor, what does it mean?

Today a nurse informed me that when they tested my blood it came up that I was Atya+ atypical antibodies do I need to see a doctor, what does it mean?

Many questions: Not sure what these results for you may mean. Would need to see printout. And context why blood was drawn, symptoms etc.?? ...Read more

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Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?

Have atypical pneumonia. Shortness of breadth is prominent though fever is in control. Treatment ongoing with antibiotics. Is it a cause for concern?

Maybe.: Some SOB may be expected, but worsening SOB despite treatment is not expected and should prompt a review by your physician. You should call them and make sure that you are OK. ...Read more

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2 year old w/ history of constant ear infections & bronchitis, 15% atypical lymphocytes on CBC w/ no illness, antibodies low- possible luekemia?

2 year old w/ history of constant ear infections & bronchitis, 15% atypical lymphocytes on CBC w/ no illness, antibodies low- possible luekemia?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but without seeing all the labs & examining the child it is hard to give advice. Atypical lymphocytes are usually associated with viral infections. Low "antibodies" may be I sign of a problem with his immune system. ...Read more

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What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more

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What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

MIC: The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?

My widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 I am taking medicine: antibiotic mycin 500. What will this do?

Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. The information you provided does not seem to add up and hence it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What do you suggest if my widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 am taking medicine antibiotic mycin 500.?

What do you suggest if my widal test report is s.to 1:320 s.th 1:160 ah1:80 bh1:40 am taking medicine antibiotic mycin 500.?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided does not seem to add up, e.g, there is no antibiotic called mycin. ...Read more

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If antibiotics weren't invented until 1940's, how could a person survive septicemia before that time?

If antibiotics weren't invented until 1940's, how could a person survive septicemia before that time?

They didn't: Real "septicemia" nowadays is bacteria actively multiplying in the bloodstream. This is fatal without an antibiotic. However, a positive blood culture may also be due to contamination or to transient bacteremia which you may get when you pass stool or brush your teeth hard, or in milder infections. Before antibiotics, there was no way to be sure you were really dealing with sepsis / septicemia. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic therapy for s typhmurium?

Salmonella: Like almost any other bacterial infection the best therapy is with an antibiotic to which the infecting organism appears sensitive in the test tube. Best would be Ampicillin if it needs treatment (some would not use antibiotics), but many strains may be resistant to this. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective for treating athlete’s foot?

No: Antibiotics target bacteria. Athletes foot is a fungal infection, which responds to antifungals. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics be bad?

Can antibiotics be bad?

Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Exercise when on antibiotics?

Exercise when on antibiotics?

Can do.: Don't do vigorous work ups. Exercise in moderation is ok. Always drink enough water while on antibiotics as some of the antibiotics are excreted through kidneys. Too aggressive workups, can leak muscles proteins from skeletal ms and if you don't drink enough water, the ms proteins can potentially clog up your kidney tubules. Similaly some abx can cause diarrhoea as side effect, hence drink well. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics damage organs?

Can antibiotics damage organs?

Yes: One antibiotic in particular, gentamycin can harm the kidney. ...Read more

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Do I need to get antibiotics?

Do I need to get antibiotics?

Would need: A bit more information on that. For the usual colds one of the most predictive measures turns out to be whether there is purulence at the back of the throat. Another is whether someone is a smoker. ...Read more

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U1rnp antibody what does it do?

U1rnp antibody what does it do?

Used for diagnosis: Of mixed connective tissue disease (generally scleroderma with lupus overlap and muscle inflammation) for which it is fairly specific (accurate). The action of the antibody is not well characterized and probably less important than its use for diagnostic purpose (we know it binds to a protein for RNA building). In patients with anti-centromere Ab+ scleroderma, it portends kidney complications. ...Read more

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Do slimmers work on antibiotic?

Do slimmers work on antibiotic?

Slimmers?: Have no idea what you are asking. Rephrase the question and ask again. ...Read more

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Overdose on antibiotics possible?

Yes: Any medication taken in quantities larger than indicated can result in unwanted side effects, which can be harmful or lethal. Antibiotics are not the exception. ...Read more

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Can I buy antibiotics at walgreen?

If you have a Rx: Of course. They have a pharmacy, but unlikely to give you antibiotics without a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner or dentist. ...Read more

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When should I take my antibiotics?

Take as: Prescribed on the prescription bottle. Your pharmacist can help you to interpret this. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do about antibiotics?

What should I do about antibiotics?

Ask questions!!!!: Though many diseases can be cured with antibiotics, not every single disease requires an antibiotic. In fact, there are times when the side effects of antibiotics may be life threatening. Ask your doctor what the side effects are to your antibiotic, if they may interact with you current medications, if the diagnosis can be caused by something other than a bacterial infection (such as a virus). ...Read more

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When should I take the antibiotics?

When should I take the antibiotics?

Prescription label: The directions will be on the label- along with any precautions or other specific notations. It's rare, if ever, that specific. You can space it out depending upon the hours that you are awake. It's more important that you don't skip taking it and finish the prescription. If you have any questions call your pharmacist or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can you die of antibiotic overdose?

Can you die of antibiotic overdose?

MAYBE: If allergic to the antibiotic you have a good chance. If you kill the bacteria in your gut and dehydrate sufficiently with diarrhea you might.
If you exceed the dr's instructions and arrange to find out, it's a hard way to learn. ...Read more

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How long antibiotic should be taken?

Listen to your Dr.: Antibiotics should always be taken for as long as your doctor tells you to. In most cases, you will take all that you received when you filled the prescription. If you stop early you risk developing resistant bacteria that can be very hard to treat.

Also, never take antibiotics or any other meds that were prescribed to someone else. ...Read more