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Local antibiotic injections to manage chronic bacterial infections

Bacterial colonies in vivo develop biofilms that are hard to treat with oral/systemic antibiotics because their extracellular matrices - and, of course, the bacteria themselves - become resistant. I ...
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Tick bite treatment. Doxycycline intake suspended after 3 days only. If substituted by Bactrim, is there a risk to develop bacteria resistant?

A patient was bitten by a tick and carried the tick on his skin for 5/6 days (which got engorged at the end). Then the tick dropped spontaneously. He has been prescribed a preventive antibiotic course ...
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Is taking too much antibiotics in relation to antibiotics resistance a problem for the patient or population?

Imagine a patient who gets multiple treatments with antibiotics, and didn't really need them (bacterial infection, but would have gotten healthy without antibiotics). Is it the same patient who is at ...
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When taking antibiotics, does every single germ have to die?

When I get sick and need to take antibiotics, I get admonished to carry the treatment until the end, otherwise I am breeding antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Does this mean that when I finish the ...
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Bacterial growth inhibitors used in Deodorants

I'd like to understand what common ingredients in deodorants contribute to the inhibiting growth of odour creating bacteria. I'm only looking for a handful of the most obvious chemicals, but I'd like ...
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Single antibiotic dose for infection prevention in teeth surgery: Bad idea? [closed]

I was given a single dose of (I think) amoxicillin before teeth surgery to prevent infection. Appartently this is a common and accepted practice. Doesn't this promote the development of antibiotic ...
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Blue cheese antibiotics

If someone eats blue cheese (which is manufactured with some variety of the penicillium mold) while they are sick, does this a have any effect on creating antibiotic resistant bacteria?
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Resistance of Bacteria to Antibiotics after fall-back

If an infection comes back a few weeks after taking antibiotics, because the full dose and prescribed amount of antibiotics wasn't taken, does this mean that the bacteria is now immune to that ...
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Do all hand sanitizers contribute to antibacterial resistance?

Some hand sanitizers contain triclosan to kill bacteria. Triclosan has been found to contribute to antibacterial resistance. I'm trying to reduce my use of products that contribute to antibacterial ...