Bacterial Infection Treatment
- Q Is there a cure for acute bacterial prostatitis?
Yes. Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated and usually cured with antibiotics. To avoid a possibly chronic infection-it's important to complete the full course of treatment-even if all symptoms are gone. More severe cases may require hospitalization and... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of typhoid fever?
Usually symptoms will start to appear about a week or two after exposure to the bacteria. These first symptoms may include a high fever, headache, stomach pain, a dry cough, and an overall feeling of weakness and muscle pain. In some cases, a rash with... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for bacterial infections?
Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Some bacteria may be drug resistant due to the overuse of antibiotics, resulting in more serious cases of the infections and virulent strains of bacteria. Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for dysentery?
Dysentery is usually cured by simply allowing the infection to run its course and making sure to replace the fluids lost due to diarrhea. In mild cases, this usually occurs in less than a week. Hospitalization, intravenous fluids and antibiotics are used... Full Answer
- Q Are there side effects to treatment for bacterial infections?
Common side effects to antibiotic drugs include diarrhea and upset stomach. Women taking antibiotics have a greater risk of developing vaginal yeast infections. Other side effects can be more serious, affecting the kidneys, bone marrow, and liver. Blood... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for erysipelas?
Since erysipelas is a bacterial infection, it is usually treated with antibiotics. Penicillin is a typical treatment. Usually, the antibiotics can be taken orally, but in more serious cases they may need to be administered using an IV (intravenous line).... Full Answer
- Q Is vestibular neuronitis contagious?
Although the exact cause of the disorder is not known, most believe it is caused by a virus. Viruses can be passed from person to person. In fact, it is also possible to catch viruses by coming into contact with a surface where infected germs are... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for diphtheria?
When treated right away, diphtheria can be cured with an antitoxin and an antibiotic. In severe cases, an individual may suffer from swelling of the heart (myocarditis) or need the assistance of a ventilator in order to breathe. Myocarditis... Full Answer
- Q Is there a vaccine for flesh-eating bacteria?
Unfortunately, there is no vaccination against flesh-eating bacteria. However, a 2013 study suggests that people get the chickenpox vaccine to protect themselves from possibly becoming infected with flesh-eating bacteria infection through... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for bacterial infections?
Yes, bacterial infections can be cured with antibiotics. There are some strains of bacteria, such as some forms of S. aureus,that are resistant to antibiotics and cannot be cured, so it is important not to overuse antibiotics. Steps can be taken... Full Answer