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Why should I avoid milk when on antibiotics?

Products high in calcium and magnesium should not be taken at the same time as antibiotics of the tetracycline (tetracycline, doxicycline, etc.) class, and milk should also be avoided with the ...
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why has teixobactin not reached clinical use in humans yet?

Why has teixobactin not been tested orally in humans yet? To do drug testing on any drug, you must have a supply of it with which to test. Furthermore, to be useful, it must be reasonably easy to be ...
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Why should we finish antibiotic treatments in order to prevent antibiotics resistance?

Mayo Clinic on the example of tuberculosis: Stopping treatment too soon or skipping doses can allow the bacteria that are still alive to become resistant to those drugs, leading to tuberculosis ...
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Why should I avoid milk when on antibiotics?

This is most commonly a precaution to prevent Mal-absorption. Milk has copious amounts of calcium which bond with the antibiotic in the gut. Once the tetracycline (antibiotic) bonds, it creates a ...
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Why can chronic prostatitis not be cured simply with antibiotics?

There are multiple types of prostatitis: Source: Krieger JN, Nyberg, Jr L, Nickel JC. NIH Consensus Definition and Classification of Prostatitis. JAMA. 1999;282(3):236–237. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-...
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Is there solid evidence, that antibiotics cause allergies?

The possible link between antibiotics and increased allergy and asthma incidence was mentioned at the 2004 annual meeting of American Society for Microbiology (New Scientist, 2004). They said that ...
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What to do if someone mistakenly ingests food contraindicated by medication requirements?

Doxycycline is a chelating agent. As such it will form a metallo-tetracycline complex in the gut which is basically not absorbed. So, you don't get the benefit of the tetracycline. So, you should ...
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What to do if someone mistakenly ingests food contraindicated by medication requirements?

Dietary restrictions on medication are for a variety of reasons: Interactions that prevent absorption/action - this could include foods that somehow bind with the active ingredient of the drug and ...
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Demodex control with antibiotics: why and how?

The Demodex mite is part of normal skin flora but is often implicated in conditions like rosacea, folliculitis and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids). Erythromycin is an effective treatment. ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

Breast milk is known to provide many benefits to the newborn and developing infant. According to 'Bioactive Proteins in Human Milk: Health, Nutrition, and Implications to Infant Formulas.’: ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

It would appear that breast feeding allows the infant gut flora to rapidly normalize after the course of antibiotics whereas this can be a problem for artificially fed infants who can suffer with post ...
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Why stomach ulcer need more than one antibiotic at the same time?

The aim of taking two antibiotics at the same is to prevent an overgrowth of the H. pylori strains that could be resistant to a single antibiotic. The antibiotic choice depends on the individual ...
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Does taking antibiotics make you immune to virus?

Antibiotics have no effect on viruses. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. https://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/
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Is there any test to identify bacteria?

First, I will explain what tests DO tell you the bacteria, and how they are used. Secondly, I will explain why clinicians rarely do that for respiratory infections. To test for bacteria, a sample ...
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Should mixtures of antibiotics become standard practice to curb antibiotic resistance?

The issue is that antibiotics are not without side effects and the use of most antibiotics carry a risk for developing Clostridium Difficile. If you take more than one class of antibiotic, your risk ...
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What to do if someone mistakenly ingests food contraindicated by medication requirements?

Bryan is correct. As for references as Chris Rogers requests, there are many, given the plethora of texts and papers on the subject. One good text is: Ritter, J., Flower, R. J., Henderson, G., ...
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Why do doxycycline pills also contain lactose?

Lactose is a disaccharide sugar found in milk. Many tablets contain lactose. It is not an active ingredient but simply a filler and is chosen because it has excellent compressibility properties and is ...
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Do antibiotic-resistant bacteria present greater danger than related strains prior to development of antibiotics?

Is it possible that antibiotic-resistant bacteria become stronger, that is harder for the immune system to combat? Short answer: It depends on the species of bacteria, immune status of an individual,...
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When taking antibiotics, does every single germ have to die?

No, you do not have to kill every single (targeted) germ. Often antibiotics are bacteriostatic which means they do not kill the germs but stop them from reproducing. Your immune system then does the ...
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Why is Tobramycin prescribed for ear infections?

Summary Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. All aminoglycoside antibiotics carry a risk of irreversible ototoxicity. The risk is reduced when applied topically, but not eliminated. Even ...
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Are antibiotics the only class of drugs whose effectiveness reduces over time?

This type of phenomenon will almost always be seen with drugs that target foreign pathogens capable of change, i.e., bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc. In addition to antibiotics, which target ...
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Why is erythromycin eye ointment required for newborns even if the mother doesn't have any STDs?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend prophylaxis for all infants: If gonorrhea is prevalent in the region and prenatal treatment cannot be ensured, or where required by law,...
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Antibiotics only if fractured?

This is known as antibiotic prophylaxis. It is to prevent infection in the bone (osteomyelitis). If the bone surface is intact, pathogens like bacteria cannot penetrate it easily, but in the presence ...
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Do infected family members need to be treated with antibiotics at the same time?

In some cases, antibiotics are given to close contacts Bacterial meningitis is an example of an infection which antibitics would be given to close contacts of someone suffering from a confirmed case, ...
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Can using moisturiser make acne worse?

It is absolutely possible for moisturizer to make acne worse. You've probably heard the term "non-comedogenic" in advertisements for various skin products, and that means that the product is not ...
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Even topical tetracycline causes teeth discoloration?

Unlikely. Tetracycline topical is generally well tolerated. Side effects reported with systemic administered tetracycline such as gastrointestinal complaints, vaginitis, hematologic ...
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What to do about a dental infection?

Good afternoon, I'll methodically address each part of your question. The important elements are in bold The abscesses in your mouth won't heal on their own, if the underlying cause is not removed....
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Is it necessary to take antibiotics after medical/dental treatment?

Prescription of an antibiotic by a doctor will be the outcome of weighing the possible good effect it impart and possible side effects. That is, an antibiotic will be prescribed only if needed. In ...
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If I take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time, which one wins?

That depends on the sort of antibiotics. E.g. Tetracyclines interacts with Ca2+ and so its absorption is massively reduced see here, while other do interact less. Generally you can say, that you ...
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Do doxycycline and ciprofloxacin decrease each others effectiveness?

I searched for an answer on several different levels and here's what I found: FDA's presrcibing information for CIPRO(R) and for DORYX(R). Neither document mentions an interaction between these two ...
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