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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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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


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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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