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 Help anybody please cause?
i have mono how long does it take to get ride ...

 What is the wait period before you get the flu after major exposure to a sick person?

 Are there similiar bugs to bed bugs. I found what looked like a bed bug on my daughter but no other signs.?
Had the same experience last year and hoovered and washed all bedding and never saw another do I need to panic this time or are there similar bugs that attach themselves to the skin....

 Is this a sign of staph? please answer!!?
my cousin has a bumb on her back...it looks like a pimple but it is a little larger. It is white in the middle and has a little red all around it. She had trouble breathing yesterday and she has a ...

 This is not a question but just spreading awareness about AIDS?
Can anyone say how HIVAIDS can be stopped from spreading?...

 If I took a pain reliever/fever reducer can my doctor still diagnose what's wrong with me?
Ok so I took an ibprufon and it has relieved my fever,sore throat, and headache and my doctor's appointment is in an hour,can they still tell me whats wrong with me even though my symptoms have ...

 I have been burping a lot. Do you know any cure? I have had acidity like 2 yrs back.?
I cannot sleep a lot of nights because the burp gets stuck in my chest while I am sleeping making it hard to breathe....

 Hypothetical Question:?
What would happen to someone who had a contageous desease and no one could find a cure for it?...

 Strep Throat?
I woke up Sunday morning with a fever and body aches. I took Tylenol for the fever and pain. I also experienced cold-like symptoms and a mild sore throat. On Monday, I stayed home from school (I'...

 Can Flu Medicines Leave You Feeling Drugged Up?
I have a bug or a cold or something so yesterday I had 3 or 4 lemsip max strenght. I got up this morning feeling like I'm drugged up, I feel physically shattered and I was in bed early, And then ...

 Is there really an epidemic of AIDS in Africa?

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This report leads me to believe that there isn't really an epidemic of AIDS in Africa at all.


 When u get the chicken pox are u supposed to throw up?
if so thats all i was ...

 I was shivering in bed last night for a couple hours b4 takin takin cold flu med.Pains in body.Wat wrong witme

 How do they test for hepatitis c and what is the treatment for it?

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No I don't have it (at least I hope not) I was in jail and they stuck me in a cell with a woman who was hiv pos. and had hepititis c. I was already tested on the ...

 Bathing at the end of chicken pox?
iv been bathing my son with just warm water while he has had chicken pox as i didnt want soap to irritate them while they had been open.
Now they all seem to be scabed up with some lose, so can ...

 White spots in my throat, Might be strep?
If I have strep do I absolutely need to go to el doctors? Is there a way to beat this sh*t without going. I don't have insurance and am not trying to go to the doctor. What are some other ...

 Can you still get a sore throat even if you have had your tonsils removed?

 Gardasil vaccine?
My daughter got two doses of the vaccine..now Im hearing about bad side affects even deaths..what would happen if I didnt give her the third ...

 How can I enjoy water more?
I have to drink a lot of water because I get kidney stones but I don't drink enough. Maybe because water's not appealing to me or I'm too busy or forget. How do people remember to ...

 Do fish oil capsules have any negative side effects, such as diarreah?

Liz B
Is Erythromycin used to treat 'chest infections' or specifically Pneumonia?
Was taken into hospital with classic symptoms of Pneumonia on Sunday eve, had chest xray attempted bloods sent home with 11 antibiotics per day for a week. I was told this is an Invasive chest infection - but does that mean Pneumonia or not? Went back to the doctors today who mentioned it could be Pneumonia. Non of the health care professionals appear to want to give me much information, any ideas???

Vinay K
Pneumonia is a form of chest infection. There ia spectrum of severity of chest infections ranging from a mild bronchitis through varying severities of pneumonia to lung absesses and the differentiation is not very clear cut. Usually we look at the X ray or CT scan of the chest and decide what to call it. Erythromycin could be used to treat a bacterial respiratory tract infection unless a culture report allowed your docs to target the organism more accurately. If you had a bad pneumonia you would have been admitted to the hospital so the chances are that we're dealing with bronchitis. Often it is viral and the antibiotic does not help but it is prescribed against the possibility that it is a bacterial infection that will respond to it.

Erythromycin may well be used to treat chest infections (bronchitis or pneumonia), but many pathogens are now resistant to it and there are newer and better antibiotics available, for example Levoxin which at doses of 500-750 mg per day in 1 pill for 7-10 days should eradicate any bacterial chest infection.

Its a strong antibiotic.

Pneumonia is specifically infection of lungs where sometime even consolidation of lungs take place that takes weeks to resolve completely. On the other hand chest infection could be any organ located in chest that is infected. Erythromycin is an old antibiotic which was earlier given in patients who were allergic to penicillin. It has advantage of being administered orally. However you can not describe it as strong or weak antibiotic. If you need it, i ts best to take it. You cant treat an infection with latest antibiotic if causative agent is no sensetive to it.

ring nhs direct. they'll answer any questions you have or visit the website

Elaina k
erythromycin is not actually an anti biotic, its a synthetic type of medicin that does almost the same job as an antibiotic, its for people who are allergic to penicillin. On the label of the bottle i've got it says its for all sorts of problems including chest infections, it does not mention pheumonia so i assume that iit is not

Erythromycin is active against most gram-positive bacteria. It is often prescribed as a peniccilin substitute. It is a drug of choice for the treatment of mycoplasmal (the type genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae containing minute pleomorphic gram-negative chiefly nonmotile bacteria that are mostly parasitic usually in mammals ) pneumonia and legionnaires disease.

Boudica Warrior Queen
If you have been given Erythromycin in all probability you do have a chest infection and not Pneumonia. Usually a stronger medication such as penicillin is prescribed for that.

Ring up the hospital and speak to ward sister she will put you in the picture.

Hope it clears up soon and that you will soon be feeling much better.

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