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What Is Prophylactic Antibiotics
I have PSC and have been on prophylactic antibiotics 2x/day for three weeks and still having fevers. Below 101 usually. Is this normal?
Possibly or not: The question is whether you are truly still having fevers. Fever generally defined as temp >100.6 core (rectally). If having chills & fevers after two weeks antibiotics then need re-evaluation to determine if need ERCP for drainage & change of antibiotics. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I would: I'm a big fan of probiotics. Antibiotics are definitely important when you need them, but when women (or men) reach the point of needing them for chronic condition, it's better to figure out what the trigger is so you don't have to expose your body to long term antibiotic use. Probiotics can help with that, as can other diet and lifestyle changes. Plenty of books on this at library and store! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more
Is Yogi Detox Tea safe to drink? I'm on Sulfamethoxazole for 8 more days and have a Skyla IUD. Also taking Probiotics for the prophylactic antibiotics
No. No "detox" need.: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by people trying to sell products claimed to help one's health. Avoid putting DETOX stuff into your body, and save your money. Have healthy habits. Never smoke anything. Eat nutritious foods. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Be happy. ...Read more
Are prophylactic antibiotics required for patients whom have had heart valve surgery when having open incision procedures such as breast core biopsy?
No.: Core biopsy is a clean procedure done with a needle (8g-14g) via a small puncture site (no major incision). As long as standard sterile technique is maintained and the skin is prepped/cleaned (i.e. Alcohol wipe), there is minimal if any risk of seeding infection. The need for antibiotic prophylaxis with valves is primarily in contaminated fields (i.e. Mouth, bowel, etc) or more major intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?
I had rheumatic fever in 2005, been put on prophylaxtic antibiotics. If i stop antibiotics for 2 days, arthritis and heart problems comes back! why?
Poss bacterial load: There are many reasons from pain. You should see your rheumatologist to define whether infectious or inflammatory origin. ...Read more
Is a person less likely to get c-diff when taking a low dose daily prophlactic antibitoic(augmentin) as well as taking probitoics and florastor?
NO!!!!!!!: Your rate of cdiff will likely go up if taking daily antibiotics. This is a terrible idea. The probiotic like florastor is a great one. Just eating yogurt with high lactobacillus counts like stonyfield is even better. We still don't know exactly why cdiff occurs...Antibiotics killing too many good bacteria, ? Up-regulating genes, down-regulating non cdiff genes in cdiff other bacteria. ...Read more
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
Operated for urine pipe stricture 6 years ago but urine gets blocked&blood comes even now 'l do piping 10 days'is there any antibiotic please he'p& tell?
Im on antibiotics for Helicobater P.Can I trasmitt it to my husband?does he need to be tested ,too?
Yes and no: You can transmit H pylori through contact of close family members however there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent that transmission other than getting treatment and eradicating the infekction. I would have him get tested only if he is symptomatic though and I prefer the stool H pylori test over the blood test ...Read more
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. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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 .?
I have had a cough for just over a week.
It’s not getting better. Probably worse in fact.
Is it advisable to go on antibiotics?
Possible; talk to do: To better understand the cause of your cough and find a solution, it is best to get in touch with your doctor. If it’s an infection, your doctor may prescribe you a bacterial antibiotic. Cough syrup and lozenges marketed for cough may relieve cough temporarily, but a good rule of thumb is that if you aren’t getting better - and definitely if you’re getting worse, get in touch with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 58 told I have trace of blood /protine in my urine given antibiotics should I go see another g p?
Repeat test: Trace levels are not that significant. I would repeat the test and if consistently elevated i would suggest you see a nephrologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a young groin abcess, I have been given antibiotics, this morning it popped by itself and I was wondering what I could do now that it’s popped?
My baby’s temperature has been 39.7 for the last few hours. Should I take her m to the hospital? He is on an antibiotic, should I wait for it to work?
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