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What Is The Best Treatment For Failure Of Antibiotic Therapy
Depends...: Respiratory failure results when a person is not able to adequately ventilate themselves. This can be caused by many conditions so part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause. In the meantime, the patient would likely need oxygen therapy, non-invasive or even invasive artificial ventilation, depending on the severity of the respiratory failure. Abgs would help determine initial therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: Acute may be viral or allergic which usually resolves by managing symptoms. Bacterial fails to, resolve after 10-14 days and needs antibiotics. Chronic comes from interplay between environment, immune system, anatomy, and systemic conditions so each aspect needs to be addressed before deciding on course of therapy. Migraine and reflux often are misinterpreted as sinusitis. Suggest seeing ent. ...Read more
Not one best drug: Septicemia, or an infection in the blood stream, can be caused by many different bacteria and therefore many different antibiotics may be needed. It is important to have specific sensitivities as to what antibiotics the different bacteria are most sensitivie. There is no simple answer but your physician will treat you with the best antibiotic for ou. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, fluids, and...: ...Fever reducers (aspirin, or acetaminphen) . There are two approved drugs that can reduce symptoms, but only if started within ~24 hours of symptoms. Most people will have a self-resolving illness. But its not fun to have the flu, and the best strategy is prevention. Get your annual flu shot. Wash your hands a lot (during flu season especially). Buy and use hand sanitizer gel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple drugs: Anti platelet agents such as aspirin, plaivix. Beta blockers such as atenolol or metoprolol. Vasidilators such as nitroglycerin. Occasionally anticoagulants such as Heparin or lovenox (enoxaparin). Coronary intervention such as angioplasty, stenting, and bypass surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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