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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Is it normal for dicloxacillin to make you feel horrible?

Please let us know: What symptoms you are experiencing so that we can better address your question. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

See below: Dicloxicillin is usually well tolerated in the vast majority of patients who take it. It is best taken on an empty stomach. Like other penicillin class drugs it can cause side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions, serum sickness, interstitial nephritis and bone marrow toxicity. ...Read more

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How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the antibiotic dicloxacillin make you gain weight?

I'm wondering can the antibiotic dicloxacillin make you gain weight?

Dicloxacillin: Did not see weight gain listed as a potential side effect for dicloxacillin on Drugs. Com. ...Read more

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I was prescribed dicloxacillin 1000mg per day for 3 weeks for lymphangitis on chest. It recurred within 1 week of finishing course. What should I do?

I was prescribed dicloxacillin 1000mg per day for 3 weeks for lymphangitis on chest. It recurred within 1 week of finishing course. What should I do?

Go back to the doc: You apparently have some sort of resistant bug. You probably need to get a culture and sensitivity test to different antibiotics if it hasn't resolved. You definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can dicloxacillin cause tirednes?

Should not: I would suspect the Olanzapine and/or Depakote you list as medications before considering the dicloxacillin. ...Read more

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Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

Infected tooth, can I take dicloxacillin?

No: There are better options for tooth infection. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Not not recommended: Both dicoxacin and Amoxicillin are antibiotics in penicillin class and amoxicillin/clavulanic and Dicloxacillin are often used for same indications like grm positive infections like staph infections. Dicloxicin is not used that much these days because staph resistance. Amoxicillin/clavulanic has many other indications and is still widely used. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dicloxacillin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dicloxacillin allergy?

Dicloxacillin g: Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Relatively: Alcohol and Dicloxacillin do not have any severe interactions, however, you should not drink while you are on an antibiotics. Alcohol consumption will temporarily lower your immune system making it harder for the antibiotic to heal your infection as well as lowering the drugs efficacy. If you are sick enough to be on an antibiotics, you should not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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What is dicloxacillin used for?

What is dicloxacillin used for?

Antistaphylococcal: This drug is effective against staphylococci which have developed resistance to penicillin by virtue of the production of an enzyme called penicillinase. Unfortunately it is not effective against mrsa, and has reduced activity in comparison to penicillin against other organisms. Its purpose is quite limited. ...Read more

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Is it good to take ampicillin and dicloxacillin directly to a deep wound?

Is it good to take ampicillin and dicloxacillin directly to a deep wound?

Unlikely: Open wounds need cleaning and debridement.
Some need systemic antibiotics, but local, or topical are uncommonly needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

Dynapen allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions (bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse, death), laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, serum- > ...Read more

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Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.

Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.

MD's do best: Your doctor made an educated guess to target your infection with this medicine. It is often used for styes, skin infections, etc. If you are hesitant talk to whomever prescribed it. Happy healing and good luck! ...Read more

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Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more

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My child has been on dicloxacillin for 5 days for redness around her toenail (no ingrown). The pain is gone but no change in redness. Normal?

My child has been on dicloxacillin for 5 days for redness around her toenail (no ingrown). The pain is gone but no change in redness. Normal?

Sometimes: It takes a while for the redness to go away. Your child is obviously responding to the medication if the pain is gone. If the redness is not gone after a week call the doctor but it sounds as if everything is going to be ok. I usually recommend soaking 3 times a day in a packet of domeboro solution dissolved in water. It seems to heal faster. Good luck. ...Read more

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Looks like follucilitis on legs. Doctor put me on dicloxacillin 250mg for a week and it didn't clear. What should I do? Doctor said possible psoriasis

Looks like follucilitis on legs. Doctor put me on dicloxacillin 250mg for a week and it didn't clear. What should I do? Doctor said possible psoriasis

See a dermatologist: Pustular psoriasis and folliculitis are usually easily differentiated. You should be seen by an expert and have this diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes: First of all, you present no evidence that this is herpes simplex. Not even a description of the rash. There's no way to tell you what you have on your leg without seeing it. The dermatologist's basic and best talent is to use his or her eyeballs to make a diagnosis. And while herpes on the leg would be rare, it would require medicine specific for herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive, but husband is taking antibiotics amoxycilin and dicloxacillin 250mg each. Will it affect sperms or pose prblms if I get pregnt?

Trying to conceive, but husband is taking antibiotics amoxycilin and dicloxacillin 250mg each. Will it affect sperms or pose prblms if I get pregnt?

Probably not...: What I have known and what I have reviewed and read failed to reveal any mention of their possible effect on spermatogenesis - sperm formation. So, I would say both have no concern on sperms. However, in reality, behind what we have known always still hides a lot of what we don't know. If still in doubt, ask his prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic dicloxacillin cause black stool and intestinal bleeding? Have been using for a week now and have black stool. What do I do?

Can the antibiotic dicloxacillin cause black stool and intestinal bleeding? Have been using for a week now and have black stool. What do I do?

See your doctor: As indicated earlier, it is not feasible to know if the black stool is due to intestinal bleeding. It requires examination of stool. You ought to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for males to contract UTIs?

How common is it for males to contract UTIs?

UTI males: UTI in males is not that common as compared to females.
http://patient. Info/health/cystitis-urine-infection-in-women ...Read more

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Are UTIs generally more painful in the morning?

Are UTIs generally more painful in the morning?

R/O VAGINITIS V UTI: IT DEPRNDS:SX May be a UTI VS Vaginitis the cause can be multifaceted you need full exam, UAC&S pelvic exam cultures/labs and STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. MONISTAT only treats yeast infectionFirst line normally Macrobid/Bactrim/Cipro. Seek prompt medical attention. Some peoe anatomical have shorter urethra/Frequent Sex/Kidney Stones can increase UTI frequency ...Read more

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I have had multiple utis back to back is that normal?

I have had multiple utis back to back is that normal?

UTIs: This does not appear normal. May need an evaluation of the anatomy of the urinary organs along with finding the other risk factors. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity : (

What are the most common reasons for utis? I get them all the time varying in severity : (

Varies: Some women begin having frequent uti's after becoming sexually active. If your symptoms are occuring usually after having sex, a suppressive antibiotic to take when you have sex would be appropriate. If that is not the issue you should see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a uti?

Home remedies for a uti?

Hydration: Lots of fluids could help, i.e. Perhaps "wash out" or dilute out the infection.
Antibiotics require a prescription.
Cranberry products which may help prevent an infection, may not be effective for an established infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from sex?

Can you get a UTI from sex?

Yes, in fact, . ..: Most UTI in sexually active females occur within 1-2 days after coitus if it happens. So, honeymoon cystitis was coined. However, sex is a part of life and UTI can be effectivley managed. But, don't forget low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. ...Read more

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How can I stop getting uti's?

How can I stop getting uti's?

Get evaluated.: It can be very difficult to find the exact cause of chronic or recurrent utis. A workup should include: a detailed history with timing of utis; urine cultures to document the exact type of bacteria in each case; sensitivity data to track antibiotic resistance; physical and pelvic exam, and possibly imaging. If a cause is not found, patient-directed or chronic suppressive antibiotics are possible. ...Read more

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Another UTI how do you get it?

Another UTI how do you get it?

Bacteria in bladder: Bacteria reach bladder from the anus, adhere to the lining & multiply, doubling in number every 20 - 30 mins. Can enter during sex, hence need to empty bladder after. Bubble bath & sitting in soapy bathwater irritates urethral opening & bacteria enter. Same with non cotton underwear & thongs & wiping back to front, more bacteria in area when constipated. Infrequent urination lets bacteria multiply. ...Read more

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Can you naturally cure an uti?

Can you naturally cure an uti?

No: If you truly have a urinary tract infection, whether bladder or kidney, you need antibiotics to cure it. You can try to flush it out w/lots of water. Some try drinking lots of cranberry juice to change bladder environment but once established, you need antibiotics. If you keep getting utis, need to look for reasons why. Consider urine culture to help choose antibiotic. Also consider std/sti. ...Read more

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How come I get utis after sex?

How come I get utis after sex?

Bacteria milked up: There are bacteria from the rectum outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening. They get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...Read more

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Do UTI always cause discomfort?

Do UTI always cause discomfort?

Usually, not always: Most commonly, urinary tract infections cause frequent, urgent, burning urination. If the infection spreads to a kidney, there may be flank pain, fever, chills and nausea. However, some urinary tract infections may not cause immediate discomfort. However, there may be symptoms other than discomfort, such as frequent urination, blood-tinged urine, or unexplained fever. ...Read more

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How long the pain last for uti?

How long the pain last for uti?

Right abx - 1 day.: Pain from a uti, when the right antibiotic is used, will improve within a day. If it doesn't, don't suffer - call your doctor for a reassessment or a prescription for a different antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dicloxacillin (Definition)

Dicloxacillin is in the penicillin family. It is safe in pregnancy ...Read more