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What Kind Of Pills Or Treatment Can Somebody Get For Pcp
ID doc consult...: Standard therapy for pcp (p. Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How could a person live that long without treatment. then all of a sudden get pcp pneumonia thrush and be in critical condition?
PCP: Are we talking about HIV/AIDS. if that's the case then it is important for HIV positive patients to be under care of an HIV specialist to monitor their CD4 count and HIV viral load. All patients with HIV need to be on Antiviral medications and also base on their CD4 count on prophylactic Antibiotics. Immune system can go down very fast if patient is not on the right treatment. ...Read more
TSH is elevated, 5.2 in Dec., 4.6 in April. Steadily rising since 1st test in 2009 (2.91). PCP wants to just watch. Should I push for treatment?
TSH: The TSH numbers are not too bad. If you don't have any symptoms related to TSH, wait till August for a follow up. ...Read more
I am Hep C pos. No VL.(0). Have HPV pos and are risk for High cells. Does this mean I do Not need treatment because VL is 0. ? Per PCP.
Cleared: You have cleared Hep c. You do not need treatment. Congratulations. ...Read more
My iron serum is 222(h), iron sat-59(h), tibc-374, uibc-152.Hereditary hemochromatosis-negative.Need for further treatment?Pcp &gastronologist say no.
Watch it: There are a variety of iron-overload syndromes (the gene that was tested is only the most common of many), and if you'd recently taken an iron tablet this may have something to do with the high iron. I very much doubt that you have hemochromatosis but you can revisit this in a few years without any risk to your health, or consider a serum ferritin now. ...Read more
Pcp gave me zithromax for cough.Many studies are suggesting this as ineffective treatment.I'm concerned about antibiotic resistance. What should I do?
Confusing question: In years of practice I have never given anyone antibiotics for a cough. If they had a rhino-sinusitis, bronchitis or early pneumonia, they would be treated as needed. Zithromax would be an appropriate treatment. If you were really offered it for just a cough, your concern is well placed.Antibiotic resistance is not a likely problem for you personally, but over time, it effects germs in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant burning/tightness in face; effects quality of life. Saw PCP & Neurologist; they have no treatment options. Any suggestions? Thanks you.
I went to my PCP yesterday for treatment of a sinus infection, noticed throid was enlarged on one side. Ordered blood work and ultrasound. What could it be?
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