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Do antibiotics kill parasites?

Do antibiotics kill parasites?

No: Antiparasitic medications are used to kill parasites. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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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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Can you tell me how chloroquine kill the malaria parasite?

Can you tell me how chloroquine kill the malaria parasite?

Antimalarial drugs: It's a little bit technical - but basically the medicine acts as a 'poison' for the malaria parasite. Plasmodium species have to digest hemoglobin (inside the red blood cell) to survive - but the heme molecule can be toxic when released. Therefore, the parasite tries to sequester that away. Chloroquine interferes with that step - thus leading to a slow poisoning of the parasite. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I've got garlic stuck up my anus from trying to kill parasites is it dangerous? Will it naturally pass or should I be worried?

I've got garlic stuck up my anus from trying to kill parasites is it dangerous? Will it naturally pass or should I be worried?

See a doctor...: The garlic should pass without any adverse sequelae. You need to see your doctor for proper evaluation of your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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What microorganisms does vancomycin antibiotic kill?

What microorganisms does vancomycin antibiotic kill?

Gram positive: Intravenous vancomycin kills a wide variety of gram positive organisms such as staph and strep. ...Read more

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Can you dissolve 500 mg of amoxicillin in tea? Or will this kill the antibiotic making it non-effective.

Can you dissolve 500 mg of amoxicillin in tea? Or will this kill the antibiotic making it non-effective.

Amoxicillin: Suggest using water. Cannot find data about whether it will be destroyed by tea, but better not to try this. There is some interesting information suggesting the combination of caffeine and some penicillins may increase the efficacy of the drugs against staph aureus, but doubt this has clinical relevance. ...Read more

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Where can I get help for parasites! No one listens. They are killing us!

Where can I get help for parasites! No one listens. They are killing us!

I don't know what: Parasites you're referring to or whom you have asked for help, but, your local public health department is the place to start. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Are there any natural foods or simple chemicals that help to kill parasites?

Whoa!: If you really have parasites -- something worse than crab lice -- then you need to get with a scientific physician. If a practitioner of "live cell analysis" has showed you your blood teeming with "parasites" and offered to cure you with expensive medication, call your local district attorney -- it's a vicious scam. A good healthy diet & wise nutritional supplements can help you fight infection. ...Read more

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Can broad spectrum antibiotic kill firmicute bateria?

Can broad spectrum antibiotic kill firmicute bateria?

Sure, but...: ...this is not an effective long-term strategy to reduce obesity! Broad-spectrum antibiotics promote growth of resistant organisms and C.difficile, while decimating your healthy gut flora. ...Read more

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Are there viruses/parasites which can kill or eat other virus and parasites, when injected into infected person, like king cobras&king snake eat snakes?

Are there viruses/parasites which can kill or eat other virus and parasites, when injected into infected person, like king cobras&king snake eat snakes?

I wish there were: Nothing will parasitize a virus -- it's just a bit of genome that's acquired an unfortunate life of its own. Someday lytic phages may be designed to attack bacteria and protozoa -- I've wondered about them for TB and malaria -- but none yet. This is a very good question. ...Read more

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Help me to kill stap aurea cauglase + mssa in prostate I use cipro, (ciprofloxacin)levo, vibra can help here dr hv lil knwledge which antibiotic is sensitive to it?

Help me to kill stap aurea cauglase + mssa in prostate I use cipro, (ciprofloxacin)levo, vibra can help here dr hv lil knwledge which antibiotic is sensitive to it?

Prostatitis: If no allergy, you doctor may try to prescribe penicillin derived antibiotics, like cephalosporins, but in general these drug showed very poor prostate penetration. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin pretty good as long as bacteria shows susceptibility to it on culture results. Sulfa drugs can also try. You need to take antibiotics for minimum 4 weeks though to eradicate the infection in prostate. ...Read more

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Does sodium bicarbonate kill intestinal parasites?

Does sodium bicarbonate kill intestinal parasites?

No: If you have intestinal parasites you will need a proper diagnosis and the appropriate anti-helminthic (treats worms) or anti parasitic prescribed for you. You need to know exactly what you have. I can't think of anything that is killed by baking soda. You need an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What parasites?: Different drugs are used for different parasites, so a drug can then be recommended based on effectiveness and safety. Although there is no specific data on breast feeding and castor oil, it is reported that very little of the active ingredient in castor oil is absorbed from the intestine, so levels would be very low in B milk and would pass out of the colon with a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I had a parasite for a year and a half and been on 5 courses of antibiotics. Last stool sample was negative but I still feel awful. Any thoughts?

I had a parasite for a year and a half and been on 5 courses of antibiotics. Last stool sample was negative but I still feel awful. Any thoughts?

Not infected?: Maybe you aren't really infected with a parasite. That's why five course of antibiotics were required and why you don't feel better now.

Would of course need to know more about the parasite, the testing methodology and symptoms. ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm, ” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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Is wormwood complex safe? I read it can cause death. I believe I have parasites how can I kill them natural or meds? White rice looking stuff in stool

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more