Questions tagged [antibiotics]

A class of drugs used to treat bacterial infections. They function by inhibiting the growth of, or by killing bacteria.

10 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
25 views

Streptococcus pyogenes mutation and recurrence

Does the bacteria that cause strep throat also mutates, just like the virus that cause flu? In the same season, is it possible for a person to be infected multiple times (concurrently or not) by the ...
2
votes
0answers
7 views

APC cells - autoreactivity

How can APC cells become autoreactiv against own antigens if they only have PRR as recognition complexes - and are not under central/peripheral immune tolerance?
2
votes
0answers
68 views

Is the use of antibiotics justified for respiratory viral infections?

It is a widespread belief that antibiotics should not be used for treating viral infections, as they are effective against bacteria, not viruses (see e.g. http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/). ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Does treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine eliminate reservoirs of Toxoplasma gondii?

Toxoplasma gondii is known to be one of many pathogens that sequesters away in nerve cells, as well as cysts in the muscles and liver, to avoid the immune system. Standard treatment for severe ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

What are the reasons for the major decline in the rate of newly discovered antibiotics?

What are the reasons for the major decline in the rate of newly discovered antibiotics, which we have been experiencing over the last years?
1
vote
0answers
505 views

Saccharomyces boulardii with antibiotics. When to take?

On Saccharomyces boulardii leaflet it's written that it has to be taken on an empty stomach (at least 15 minutes before eating) but if it's to be taken with antibiotics then you should take them ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Cough treatment with well-understood mechanism of action

The medicines for cough threatment can be attributed to several classes: antibiotics and antiviral drugs mucolytics antitussives expectorants bronchodilators Are there any other means of cough ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Why are bacteriophage viruses so infrequently used in the western countries?

Bacteriophages are, in eastern countries including Russia, a pretty common, or at least well known, approach to get rid of bacterial infections. (This is discussed in How Dangerous Are Superbugs ...