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What Is Best Medical Treatment For Tonsillitis
Antibiotics: I am a huge fan of an antibiotic called clindamycin. Tonsillitis usually involves mouth organisms either primarily or secondarily. Clindamycin is very effective against mouth bacteria whereas a lot of other antibiotics aren't. I'm aggressive with tonsil infections treating with antibiotics even with a viral cause. This is because bacterial superinfection occurs as the virus weakens the tonsil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For patients that: do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more
Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more
Multiple antibiotics: Primary "koch's infection" is better known as pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculous infections can be very serious and are diagnosed with a combination of serology, cultures, molecular testing, biopsies, and imaging studies. The best treatment is achieved by having culture results with sensitivity testing to determine which drug combination(s) will best rid the patient of infection. ...Read more
Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more
Vitiligo: The most effective treatment for vitiligo, especially involving the head and neck area is potent prescription strength topical corticosteroids such as clobetasol cream. Results are fairly good if the treatment is used for many months. Be careful of skin thinning associated with this medication. ...Read more
Depends on age/cause: There are two types. One is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The other cause is chronic and is treated with several medications-antibiotics, pain medication and medications to relieve symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination and feeling of inadequate emptying of the bladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: Eat a healthy hi fiber diet, drink plenty of non caffeinated , non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise or travel by plane alot. 80-100 ounces per day is a good start and go up from there depending on your activity level. Also stop reading on the toilet. Have your bm within 5 minutes or get out and come back when the urge is truly there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa but early treatment can help. Treatment options include washings with antibiotic soap, warm compresses, or medications (antibiotics, steroids or immunisuppressant drugs, non-steroidal inflammatory meds, oral retinoid medications, tumor necrosis factor Alpha inhibitors) and in severe cases, surgery. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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