Bacterial infections are diseases caused due to the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the body. Some of the most common bacterial infections are salmonella, tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia, Helicobacter pylori infection, gonorrhea, syphilis, and bacterial meningitis. Various antibiotics are available to treat such infections.
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Which antibiotics will be effective in treating chronic bacterial infections?
Query: Hi doctor, From time to time, I get weeping and crusting bacterial wound infections all over the body. I have had this issue for a long time. It is chronic, and watery discharge is a common feature. My doctor used to give Augmentin for this because Penicillin was not helping, so a combination was re... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Regarding your complaint, I would initially suggest you do a wound culture and sensitivity test for bacterial and fungal infections. Since your complaints seem to be chronic and due to the long-term use of antibiot... Read Full »
What does culture report showing Nocardia positive mean?
Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago I went to the doctor with an open skin wound on my face. I was cultured as it looked like Staph infection and given antibiotics. I ended up putting raw, unfiltered honey on the wound and it cleared up in the next three days. There is only a small red scar now. The cultu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but I require some more information. What specimen you had given for culture and in how many days it came back positive? What are the antibiotics you had taken earlier? How did you get that skin wound? Revert back with the answers to the ab... Read Full »
Why does one develop swelling after snake bite?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I got cottonmouth bite on the back of the left and right ankle. Three people saw and confirmed that as cottonmouth. I do not believe much venom was released. It happened under shallow water. I got immediate pain as if repeatedly the ankle and feet got hit with a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could understand your crisis. Usually in the absence of venom in the blood, the following are the possibilities: The snake bite site may get sepsis (infected with bacteria) and that spreads to the whole leg. Trauma to nearby objects during the act of escaping... Read Full »