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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

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 more

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Primary Care Provider (Definition)

A pcp is an md or do who takes care of your entire body and recommends when you need a specialist or advanced care ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of pcp?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pcp?

Clarify: Do you mean the drug pcp or pneumocystis carinii pneumonia? Or are looking to switch primary care physicians? Unfortunately, medicine has many overlapping abbreviations. ...Read more

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How could a person live that long without treatment. then all of a sudden get pcp pneumonia thrush and be in critical condition?

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

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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.

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

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Pcp gave me zithromax for cough.Many studies are suggesting this as ineffective treatment.I'm concerned about antibiotic resistance. What should I do?

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 more

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Constant burning/tightness in face; effects quality of life. Saw PCP & Neurologist; they have no treatment options. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

Constant burning/tightness in face; effects quality of life. Saw PCP & Neurologist; they have no treatment options. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

Sometimes: symptoms can be treated with acupuncture even when there is not a precise diagnosis. Talk with your physician about that option. Take care. ...Read more