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What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

Rickettsial Rx: Doxycycline is the drug of choice; it is preferred over other tetracyclines for treatment of rickettsial infections. Chloramphenicol may be used as an alternative but it has potential bone marrow toxicity. Recent data from europe suggest that fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, may be effective in the treatment of certain rickettsial infections. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

Can't answer it.: This is too broad a question. Doctors need to take into account: what kind of bacterial infection? Where in the body? How long? Previous treatment? Strain isolated? Etc. There are excellent antibiotics available for many infections, but clearly, you need to talk to your doc about what's going on with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic drug to administer for vaginal infection?

Depends: It depends on what the vaginal infection is. You need to be examined to determine the treatment that is appropriate for the infection ...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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What is the best antibiotic to use for a urinary tract infection?

What is the best antibiotic to use for a urinary tract infection?

Depends...: Depends on the bacterium involved and its sensitivity to antibiotics as well as on your allergies to antibiotics. General good choices include Ciprofloxacin, Bactrim DS, MacroBid and perhaps Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to treat a uterine infection after giving birth?

What is the best antibiotic to treat a uterine infection after giving birth?

Discuss with your MD: You can only know if you have infection if you have symptoms and had an exam by your doctor and a culture taken if there is an infection to find the right antibiotic to treat the infection.In my opinion Keflex is not very effective antibiotic for uterine infection due to many organism being resistant to it. ...Read more

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When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

Ear infection: The choice of antibiotics for treating middle ear infections depends on age of the person and whether the cause is bacterial. A good percentage of these infections in older children and adults is viral in nature and these need no antibiotics to treat. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

Not easy to say: Meet with your doctor to see whether it is a URI (cold) or a true sinus infection. If not allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) ( amoxicillin/ clavulinic acid) is still the best first choice for antibiotic. Some infections require different treatments based on local resistance patterns to antibiotics. The american academy of otolaryngology provided treatment recommendations-google it. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for a bacterial infection with epididymitis orchitis?

See below: Before culture results:One injection in muscle of 250-500mg ceftrioxone+azithromyci 1gm by mouth(or doxycycline 100mg 2Xdaily for 1-2wks) In men older than 35 with recent instrumentation or UTI and no suspicion of STD:Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for bacterial upper respiratory tract infections?

What is the best antibiotic for bacterial upper respiratory tract infections?

Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections usually involve the sinuses. There are a wide variety of antibiotics used for acute bacterial sinusitis. Bactrim (a sulfa drug), Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (a penicillin type drug) and doxycyline (a tetracycline) are commonly used. Levaquin (a quinolone) can be used as well but i tend to reserve this for sicker patients. ...Read more

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Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Which is the best antibiotic to treat acute Sphenoid sinus infection discovered on an MRI? Is Cefprozil good??

Doctor's call: after putting clinical findings in context with radiologic study. It may be just inflamed mucous lining of the sinuses vs true chronic infection, which if true, a broad spectrum antibiotic would be needed rather, cefprozil wouldn't be recommended as it might not work, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

What is the best antibiotic to get rid of urinary tract infections? Macrobid didn't work for me. I've been  fighting a uti for a year. It comes & goes

Best Abiotic for UTI: The best one is based on what the urine culture. If asked they will test the antibiotic that kills the bug best. You need to have a urological consult to see if there is a problem making you have repeated infections. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

What is the best antibiotic prescribed for sinus infection? Due to getting strep throat a lot i think I have become immune to amoxicillin. Can this be

Strep throat: If u r getting treated for strep throat 3+ times a year, u r probably doing more harm than good. Not only do the antibiotics kill good bacteria in your gut but they indirectly make u more susceptible to more infections by killing those good germs. I strongly recommend u starting a high dose probiotic (225 billion cfus). This will heal your immune system &decrease strep infections &heal your gut. ...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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Helloo what is the best antibiotics to be used for skin infection? ?

Helloo what is the best antibiotics to be used for skin infection? ?

Depends: Choices of antibiotics are made based upon their effectiveness against the particular organism causing the infection, the patient in whom the infection is occurring and a variety of other factors. You need to discuss this with the doctor who has diagnosed your "skin infection". Best wishes and good luck. ...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