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Will Broncitis Go Away Without Antibiotics
90% will: Bronchitis is usually viral and doesn't require antibiotics unless someone has underlying lung disease or other serious health problem. 10% of bronchitis is bacterial and helped with antibiotics. It takes usually 3 weeks for bronchitis to go away without antibiotics. Fever that last more than 3 days or shortness of breath are more worrisome. ...Read more
Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Its an imbalance of bacteria, as long as nothing is altering the bacteria, it may. Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. ...Read more
Some but why not Abc: Some UTIs resolve without antibiotics, but can take a long time & always with danger of infection spreading to kidneys,which is potentially dangerous. Most people survived UTIs before antibiotic age but some sustained severe kidney damage & some died. My advice is have urine cultured & take appropriately prescribed antibiotic. Cranberry does not cure UTIs, only reduces risk of recurrent UTIs ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Most infants and tots will grow out of their eczema. But not all will. And it might take a few years. So you should treat in in the meantime. Start with topicals like vaseline, aquaphor or eucerin. Try diaper ointments. My rule of thumb is that it should come from a tub/jar, not a pump bottle. Then if that isn't enough, then talk to your doctor for a prescription. Keep them from scratching! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pneumonia: If it is caused by a bacterial germ, the antibiotic should improve your situation. Rest and plenty of fluids is a mainstay of treatment. An inhaler or nebulizer to treat wheezing may improve the deep cough or shortness of breath. Always complete the antibiotic course prescribed by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: BV or bacterial vaginosis can go away on its own. A lot of home remedies can help also which including eating yogurt or inserting a tapon soaked in 1:1 hydrogen peroxide and water for 20-30 minutes. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen then definitely see your primary care provider or gynecologist for full evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
UTI Infection: This is a difficult question to answer because i don't know if a urine culture was taken before you started treatment and because you did not indicate what antibiotic you are taking. I would suggest you check with your physician to order a urine culture and sensitivity . That way the most appropriate antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When i was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The intensity of this disorder is quite variable. Some can self heal over a 2-3 week period with no meds and some will develop a chronic pain syndrome that persists for years,even with meds. The ones with the brief recovery likely have residual immune response or healthier response to the re-activation of the virus. However. a weakened immune surveillance is why it emerges.I would take the med. ...Read more
Possibly - tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
Possible: In medicine anything is possible however, i would recommend you see your dr about this issue. This may need to be drained and antibiotics prescribed. If not could lead to a much more serious infection. ...Read more
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