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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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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