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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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How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

Highly variable: This will depend upon whether you were simultaneously treated with h2 blockers and whether you may have other issues in progress. If this continues you may want to go back and reconsult with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Must i finish all my antibiotic therapy even if my symptoms of strep throat have dissapeared?

You should: Many time the symptoms would improve if you took meds or not, but the germ would still be there, spreading around to your friends/family.It could also trigger secondary changes in your body to set you up for kidney,heart and brain changes. ...Read more

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30 and counting in antibiotic therapy with sepsis still no progress with the treatment. What can the doctor do?

30 and counting in antibiotic therapy with sepsis still no progress with the treatment. What can the doctor do?

Question unclear: This complex condition is not well defined by your description. Sepsis may arise from many primary sources, and in this case, if resulting in bacteremia (bacteria in blood), the question of endocarditis is significant. If the doctor has chosen treatment based upon in vitro sensitivity results they may want to consider some focus of loculated infection unreached by IV antibiotics, changing anti- ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

Infection prevention: Results of the present meta-analysis suggest that systemic antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of potentially serious infective complications after permanent pacemaker implantation. They support the use of prophylactic antibiotics at the time of pacemaker insertion to prevent short-term pocket infection, skin erosion or septicemia. ...Read more

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30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?

30 days in counting in antibiotic therapy treating with severe sepsis and still no response or progress. What can the doctor do?

Blood culture: 30 days of sepsis is a long time and your doctor should have a good idea where the source of your infection is through your history, physical exam and radiologic studies. Cultures of specimen such as blood, sputum, urine or other fluids should be done to determine what bacteria or fungus or virus to treat with the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Any options for blepharitis when antibiotic therapy/steroids fail? (Have had for ten years with rosacea)Take fish/flaxseed oil daily.

Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many steps to make the living areas of home and office less irritating and maybe decrease some of your symptoms. When did this first develop for you? What types of eye make up do you use? Do you wear contact lens? A detailed history helps find treatment ...Read more

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For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

See below: With your description, this is likely viral in nature. Abx are way overused in our society and according to the infectious disease society of america, 98% of all sinusitis is viral and does not need abx. Ear infx are also often viral and the pain you are feeling is due to the fluid behind the ear drum. Also, yellow or green mucous is non-specific and does not always mean bacterial. Tx yr symps. ...Read more

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How long is antibiotic treatment?

Depends: Antibiotic treatment varies greatly depending on the disease being treated and the antibiotic of choice. Treatments can vary from one day (ie z-max for otitis) tto months for conditions such as osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more