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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial infection?

Depends. Simple infection responds to proper antibiotics really fast. Complicated infections containing abscesses may require surgery to heal. Either way a physician evaluation is the first thing to do. Read more...

How can treatment for a bacterial infection differ from treatment for a virus?

... Depends on the bacteria and the virus in question. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. Some viral infections have specific treatment (i.e. The flu, hiv, etc.) while other viruses do not have specific therapy. Read more...
See below. Viral infections are usually self limited and are only treated symptomatically. Some like herpes simplex and varicella-zoster are treated with anti-viral drugs like acyclovir. Bacterial infections often require antibacterial antibiotic treatment. Read more...

Can my cancer treatment increase my risk for bacterial infections?

Yes. Cancer treatment can lower white counts and therefore the immune response to bacteria. Bacteria is everywhere and ready to penetrate our natural barriers and with a weakened immune system the risk increases. Also with radiation the natural barrier of the mucosa, skin and the local immune cells in places like our intestines are all effected. This is why with get blood regularly for testing. Read more...
Perhaps. Many treatments for cancer (various chemotherapy agents, some radiation treatments, etc.) have side effects of weakening the body's immune system by lowering the number of white blood cells that are present. These cells are needed to help fight off various bacterial infections, so if a treatment makes you "neutropenic" then you are at greater risk of developing a serious bacterial infection. Read more...

Hemolytic anemia + bacterial infection - what is the best treatment?

It depends... The bacterial infection should probably be treated, possibly with antibiotics. Then the cause of hemolytic anemia needs to be investigated. If it was a consequence of the infection, then it should get a better once the infection is treated but many other causes are also possible so consulting with your physician is necessary for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

Bv treatment what would you use for a bacterial infection?

Bacterial . Bacterial vaginosis otherwise known as BV can be treated with a few different medications. They are as follows: metronidazole (flagyl) oral pills or vaginal cream clindamycin oral pills or vaginal cream (cleocin) tinidazole (tindamax) oral pills all of the above need to be prescribed by a medical provider. You should have an exam and testing done to make sure of the diagnosis, and then you can discuss the treatment options with your provider. Good luck. Read more...
See below. I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. Read more...

How common is bacterial infection in anti tnf medication treatment?

Depends. Every individual's immune system and environment is different. It is to worry about unusual infections rather than frequency of infection........Tb, fungus, mai. Read more...
Higher but still low. Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. Read more...

Which type of treatment can I use to clean a bacterial infection or STDs?

Antibiotics. ...If you are lucky, the stds you are referring to are susceptible to antibacterial treatment. Hepatitis / herpes / HIV are viral and never fully resolve. See dr / gyn / std clinic for examination, diagnosis and treatment. Read more...