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Is there a new GI super bug going around presenting with excessive vomiting and/or diarrhea without fever and lasting only 24 hours?

Is there a new GI super bug going around presenting with excessive vomiting and/or diarrhea without fever and lasting only 24 hours?

Norovirus: This is one of the seasons for highly infectious, but fortunately self-limited GI illnesses. Viruses are a common cause for such symptoms. The norwalk virus, norovirus, adenovirus and others can cause these kinds of symptoms. Staying hydrated, getting plenty of rest and washing hands before eating and after using the bathroom are very important. ...Read more

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Dr. Evans Prieston
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Antimicrobial Resistance (Definition)

Antimicrobial resistance refers to bacteria or viruses which have become mutated so that certain drugs ...Read more


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What is a super-bug?

What is a super-bug?

Label of resistant D: Germs that are tested & found to be resistant to multiple antibiotics are often labeled super bugs. Germs evolve over time & can acquire a resistance to the method many antibiotics work. Ongoing research develops new antibiotics to meet this cahllange. It would help if less people kept a few pills from their last illness & decided to self treat their next virus. ...Read more

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What is meant by a "super bug"?

What is meant by a  "super bug"?

Highly resistant: A bug that's highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. The kind of bug that we're beginning to see because of global overuse of antibiotics, both in livestock and for treatment of human non-bacterial diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a super bug?

What are the symptoms of a super bug?

Like any other bug: The term is generally used for bacteria resistant to most and sometimes all antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What is cre and what are the symptoms of this "super bug"?

What is cre and what are the symptoms of this "super bug"?

CRE: Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae is infection commonly seen in people with exposure to healthcare settings such as hospitals or nursing homes, & occur among sick patients who are receiving treatment for other conditions, such as patients on ventilators or catheters or long-course antibiotics. Symptoms vary depending on site of infection, ex. Uti or pneumonia or blood. ...Read more

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Do you think MRSA is greed-created super bug but that escaped from a pharma lab?

Do you think MRSA is greed-created super bug but that escaped from a pharma lab?

Usually Benign Bact: Just staphylococcus aureus trying to stay alive, frequently present skin, respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had the super bug ( staph ) and treated it with amoxacillin?

Has anyone ever had the super bug ( staph ) and treated it with amoxacillin?

AMOXICILLIN/STAPH IN: Amoxicillin is a drug of choice for beta lactamase negative bacteria, and is quite effective normally when we suspect staph infetion we do not use Amoxicillin because we do not know if the it is staph coagulase neg or positive but in reality it is a good antibiotic for coagulase negative staph. ...Read more

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Is it true about.This.New.Super.Bug or a resistant strain of gonorrhea thats going around and.If so please explain it to me?

Is it true about.This.New.Super.Bug or a resistant strain of gonorrhea thats going around and.If so please explain it to me?

Nope, not true (yet): All gonorrhea can be treated easily with standard antibiotics; there is no such thing as a "superbug" gonorrhea strain that cannot be effectively treated. It is a possible concern for future, but probably not for many years. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment do they give you when a "super bug" resists all antibiotics?

What kind of treatment do they give you when a "super bug" resists all antibiotics?

Antibiotics: A culture and sensitivity would be in order to identify the offending organism and find out what it is sensitive to. ...Read more