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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more

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What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibiotic before certain medical procedures to kill bacterial that enter the bloodstream and may stick onto and infect the abnormal heart valve. ...Read more

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What is sbe prophylaxis?

What is sbe prophylaxis?

Endocarditis: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. It can occur in patients who have a very leaky valve in the heart (mitral valve) causing a back flow (called regurgitation) across the valve. During a dental cleaning, bacteria from the mouth may travel through the blood and seed such a valve, cause bacterial endocarditis. To prevent this, antibiotics are prescribed for these folks before cleaning. ...Read more

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What is prophylaxis?

What is prophylaxis?

Prevention: Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease. ...Read more

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What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

Prevention of hiv: One can be infected by HIV if stuck by an infected needle; however studies have shown that if highly active anti-retroviral (haart)medication is taken within 36 hours of exposure to the HIV virus through needle stick and/or body fluid or any bloody fluid, the risk of contracting the disease is dramatically decrease when haart is taken as prophilaxis (prevention). ...Read more

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What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

Tooth Cleaning: Tooth cleaning is referred to as prophylaxis or prophy. The reason for the name is that it's done to "prevent" or minimize chances of tooth disease. ...Read more

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Is levenox safe to take as prophylaxis for one day?

Is levenox safe to take as prophylaxis for one day?

???Indication: It would have helped to know what it was being used for? Was it for a procedure or for surgery? Once a patient is fully ambulatory there would be no indication for lovenox (enoxaparin), (enoxaparin)so to answer your question, it is quite possible to use it for prophylaxis for one day. In high risk patients with limited ambulatory capacity though, evaluation would be needed after the surgery/procedure to discontinue lovenox (enoxaparin) ...Read more

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What causes my attacks and prophylaxis? I take ergotamine tartarate.

What causes my attacks and prophylaxis? I take ergotamine tartarate.

Migraines?: If you are taking ergotamine, then someone has likely determined that your attacks are migraines. Migraines are a very common problem, but their cause is not entirely understood. There are many over-the-counter and prescription medications that may be helpful for migraine prophylaxis. Discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of delhi and bombay), except altitudes > 6561 ft in himachal, jammu, kashmir, pradesh, or sikkim. Most malaria cases reported from forested madhya pradesh, maharashtra, orissa, gujarat, rajasthan, bihar, & karnataka. Also, risks of dengue, chikungunya. ...Read more

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What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

Food,H2O precautions: Travelers diarrhea is due to bacteria in water, uncooked foods, salads & fruits in developing countries; avoiding these will reduce the risk. Prescription medications for short term travelers may minimize diarrhea in certain circumstances. Prescriptions for self treament are sometimes given. Always get pre-travel advise, medications and vaccines from your pcp or infectious disease md. ...Read more

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Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Still working on it: Not out yet, the medicine you are looking for ...Read more

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When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

It depends: Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1. The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give fluorosilicic acid out to people as a prophylaxis?

Is it safe to give fluorosilicic acid out to people as a prophylaxis?

Not safe to ingest: What kind of prophylaxis you want to use it for. It is not safe to ingest, it can cause flouride poisoning. ...Read more

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Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

Several choices: Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito. Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern Africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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Traveling to 4 places in India (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ratambore) what do you recommend for prophylaxis? Thank you.

Traveling to 4 places in India (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ratambore) what do you recommend for prophylaxis? Thank you.

The best way to get: Precise advice about this is to call your local Health Dept and ask about a traveler's clinic in your area. In general, routine immunizations recommended for North America should be up to date with strong consideration given to also receiving hepatitis A, typhoid, perhaps hepatitis B. Also, based on your itinerary Japanese encephalitis and rabies vaccines and malaria prophylaxis. Go to Travel Clinic ...Read more

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Can I take some prophylaxis to prevent osteoporosis in the future?

Can I take some prophylaxis to prevent osteoporosis in the future?

Osteoporosis prevent: Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
Nutrition adequate Calcium and Vit D
Avoid excessive caffeine, excess alcohol, smoking

enjoy your life ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two-year-old child to use prophylaxis malaria pills?

Depends.: There are areas where it is certainly safer to prophylax than risk getting malaria. ...Read more

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Difference between a prophylaxis care and a periodontal maintenance care?

Difference between a prophylaxis care and a periodontal maintenance care?

How and how often: A routine dental prophylaxis is recommended for patients without advanced gum problems. Most insurance companies allow 2 per year. If the patient has had gum surgery, they are in need of more frequent and more thorough cleanings. These "periodontal maintenance visits" are usually done 4 times a year to help prevent the need for further surgery. ...Read more

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Do mosquitoes usually bite during winter in india? Do I need malariz prophylaxis in jan?

Do mosquitoes usually bite during winter in india? Do I need malariz prophylaxis in jan?

Depends on area: Mosquitoes can survive in winter and do bite. In india malaria risk is small in the north and south, where most touristic areas are. Risk is higher in central part and the eastern part, including goa calcutta and assam. Mosquito repellents are essential everywhere because there are other diseases than malaria. Malaria prophylaxis is advisable in the areas I mentioned. ...Read more

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Can HIV post exposure prophylaxis be taken after 72hrs of exposure, for 3months? Is there any danger in doing so?

Can HIV post exposure prophylaxis be taken after 72hrs of exposure, for 3months? Is there any danger in doing so?

Not recommended: Postexposure prophylaxis (npep) is recommended within 72 hours of exposure to known hiv-infected body fluids. In these circumstances, we use a 3-drug antiretroviral therapy for 28 days. Use of npep after 72 hours has very little if any efficacy. The risk is only from the intrinsic risk of using the medications and of allergic reaction to the drugs. ...Read more

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Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.

Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.

Well: In fact Botox was approved 2 years ago for those suffering 15 or more migraines per month. Many migraine sufferers can also benefit from having a more rigid living habit like eating regular meals, waking up and going to bed at the same time slot, stress reduction. Getting your allergic rhinitis under control may also improve the migraine. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother has tuberculosis?

Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother has tuberculosis?

Complex problem: This is a complex problem that should be addressed with your local infectious disease providers/health department, etc. The regimen varies with the situation. If mom had active TB in pregnancy the child might first be isolated from mom & worked up for congenital infection. Moms with treated responsive TB would have a different plan than those with resistant forms. Best get a thorough eval first. ...Read more

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Who should receive pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis?

No one?: If you don't have any exposure, you don't need routine testing / prophylaxis.
If you feel that you may have exposure via unprotected intercouse with an infected partner, or sharing needles with someone who may be infected, then you may need to speak to a physician for testing and prophylactic treatment. ...Read more

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Does tetanus toxoid prophylaxis within 24 to 36 hours of an injury work?

Does tetanus toxoid prophylaxis within 24 to 36 hours of an injury work?

Yes: You do want to thouroughly clense the area of injury as soon as possible to reduce the chance of infection by any agent. A tetanus booster, if needed can be delayed a day or more and still help stop tetanus, but the sooner it is given the better. ...Read more