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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the best antibiotic therapy for s typhmurium?

What is the best antibiotic therapy for s typhmurium?

Salmonella: Like almost any other bacterial infection the best therapy is with an antibiotic to which the infecting organism appears sensitive in the test tube. Best would be Ampicillin if it needs treatment (some would not use antibiotics), but many strains may be resistant to this. ...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


Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Kevin O'neil Dr. O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
24 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Why is it bad to drink when on antibiotic therapy?

Why is it bad to drink when on antibiotic therapy?

Adverse reactions: In some cases, the combination of an antibiotic with alcohol can have adverse reaction such as nausea and vomiting. In other instances, drinking alcohol can affect the metabolism of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux Dr. Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
35 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Please tell me what are antibiotic therapy for burns?

Please tell me what are antibiotic therapy for burns?

Antibiotic ointment: For a 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn, keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., bacitracin, polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) neosporin, triple-antibiotic ointment) until it is healed, which will take a few days to up to 3 weeks. Systemic antibiotics are not routinely used. If it doesn't heal or seems infected, seek medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What would experts say about antibiotic therapy for meningitis in children?

It depends: It depends on the the type of meningitis. There are several different types of bacterial meningitis and they require different antibiotics. There are also viral types of meningitis and they are usually not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Must i finish all my antibiotic therapy even if my symptoms of strep throat have dissapeared?

You should: Many time the symptoms would improve if you took meds or not, but the germ would still be there, spreading around to your friends/family.It could also trigger secondary changes in your body to set you up for kidney,heart and brain changes. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How long does it take for Lyme disease fever to go down with oral antibiotic therapy?

How long does it take for Lyme disease fever to go down with oral antibiotic therapy?

Depends: If you caught the disease early, in stage 1 with the initial fever and rash, fever should resolve within a couple of days of starting the antibiotic. If the disease had progressed further before treatment was initiated, it may take a lot longer to become fever free - even 10-14 days. Make sure you don't skip doses and let your doc know if any new symptoms or you're not feeling better. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What would cause an occipit lymph node to swell bac up after antibiotic therapy node goes away w/antibiotic but comes bac a week or 2 later same size?

Lymphadenopathy: Enlarged lymph nodes are those that are either trying to do their job in the immune system, or those that have been taken over by some preexisting disease, like tumor. Yours sounds as if there may be a persistent focus of inflammation, which when suppressed results in reduction of the size of the node, following which it may be acting up again, or the lymph node is simply cleaning up the mess. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Is antibiotic therapy effective against periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption?

Is antibiotic therapy effective against periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption?

See a periodontist: If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection always will come back. Periodontist will treat periodontitis by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

Highly variable: This will depend upon whether you were simultaneously treated with h2 blockers and whether you may have other issues in progress. If this continues you may want to go back and reconsult with your GI doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Seifi Dr. Seifi
Critical Care
21 years in practice
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What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

Infection prevention: Results of the present meta-analysis suggest that systemic antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of potentially serious infective complications after permanent pacemaker implantation. They support the use of prophylactic antibiotics at the time of pacemaker insertion to prevent short-term pocket infection, skin erosion or septicemia. ...Read more

Dr. Hermilando Payen Dr. Payen
Pathology
52 years in practice
Cebu Institute of Medicine
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30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?

30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?

Blood culture: 30 days of sepsis is a long time and your doctor should have a good idea where the source of your infection is through your history, physical exam and radiologic studies. Cultures of specimen such as blood, sputum, urine or other fluids should be done to determine what bacteria or fungus or virus to treat with the right antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Sharon Ann Clark Dr. Clark
Surgery - Plastics
37 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many steps to make the living areas of home and office less irritating and maybe decrease some of your symptoms. When did this first develop for you? What types of eye make up do you use? Do you wear contact lens? A detailed history helps find treatment ...Read more

Dr. Robin Dretler Dr. Dretler
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
39 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Tal Roudner Dr. Roudner
Surgery - Plastics
20 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Good day i just want to know what antibiotic treatment will be the best for staphylococcus aureus and sever cellulites in lower legs ? Greetings tasch

Good day i just want to know what antibiotic treatment will be the best for staphylococcus aureus and sever cellulites in lower legs ?
Greetings tasch

Serious condition: Sever cellulites is a serious condition that requires immediate doctor care. The use of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) bactrim, doxycyclin , vancomycin, Clindamycin are common in treatment. http://www.talroudnerplasticsurgery.com/. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez Dr. Prieto-hernandez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

What can you do if antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis fails?

Bacteria vs. viral: There are 2 possible answers to your question. If a throat culture has not been taken, then all bets are off because you do not know the cause of your tonsillitis (presuming that is the correct diagnosis) either an inappropriate antibiotic has not been used or the cause is viral. Make sure of the correct diagnosis and and get the correct treatment. ...Read more