Antibiotics for angina: appoint a doctor

March 27, 2014

  • Antibiotics for angina: appoint a doctor
  • Treatment

 antibiotics angina
 Antibiotics for angina appoint relatively rare - in cases where symptoms persist for seven days or more, when the disease is very severe symptoms, or when the doctor has reason to believe that the patient's body can not cope with angina alone - for example, if it has, for some reason or immunocompromised.

The doctor chooses antibiotics for sore throat on the basis of which the bacteria become pathogens diseases (streptococcus, staphylococcus, gonorrhea, and so on), and whether the patient is allergic to any drugs, and other substances. Named the best antibiotics for sore throat is hardly possible - all preparations have their pros and cons, but mostly for the treatment of this disease using penicillin: it effectively treats the most common pathogens of sore throat - streptococci, and is relatively safe for most patients. In addition, you can use the following types of antibiotics for sore throat: polypeptide antibiotics, macrolides, nitroimidazoles of antibiotics, cephalosporins, in some cases - tetracyclines.

Most often a sore throat is caused by a virus - in this case, it pretty quickly runs itself. However, with angina, caused by a bacterial infection that needs treatment with antibiotics. In fact, many antibiotics are not needed for the treatment of angina as to prevent its complications. Some specialists believe that patients with angina should prescribe antibiotics only in individual cases.


The use of antibiotics for sore throat

A recent study examined the effect of antibiotics on patients with angina children. The subjects were divided into three groups. Members of one group within ten days of antibiotics were given, the second group did not give any drugs, and children from the third group of the medication was recommended only if the symptoms do not begin to take place three days later. There was not observed any significant difference in the results of the three groups of patients (only 69% of infants in the third group received the drug). In another study it was found that antibiotics for sore throat helps protect against complications such as acute glomerulonephritis. Furthermore, they may be useful for the prevention of other complications, such as otitis Otitis - than could face an ear infection  Otitis - than could face an ear infection
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Taking antibiotics for sore throat approximately 50% reduction in symptoms such as headache, sore throat and fever. As in patients receiving antibiotics and those who did not take any medicines, the symptoms of angina Symptoms of angina - obvious and recognizable  Symptoms of angina - obvious and recognizable
   week are, on average, 90% less pronounced.


The choice of drug

If sore throat caused by streptococcal infection, most often prescribed ten-day course of penicillin receiving V. Such infections very well to treatment with this drug. Studies have shown that ten days - this is the optimal duration of treatment, allowing completely destroy bacteria pathogens.

Patients who are allergic to the antibiotics penicillin group can be assigned to receive erythromycin and azithromycin for five days. They are also used in cases where infection can not be cured by means of penicillin.

Due to the high probability of various side effects for the treatment of angina is not recommended for ampicillin and amoxicillin.


Antibiotics future

Fortunately, in most cases, the question of what to drink antibiotics for sore throat, for an experienced doctor is not particularly challenging. Millions of people in the world each year suffer from bacterial tonsillitis, and successfully cured. However, in the US alone each year tens of thousands of people die because of infections caused by bacteria resistant to most antibiotics available today. Only a small proportion of these patients were ill with angina or suffered from its complications, but over time the number of resistant bacteria is increasing and the number of times to cure a sore throat Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?  Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
   extremely difficult, it may be gradually increased. Therefore scientists a few years ago began designing antibiotics that will be no less "intelligent" than their adversaries - bacteria.

Specialists have found that some strains of bacteria have enzymes that upon contact with antibiotics change their chemical structure, so that they lose the ability to identify its target. Apparently, in the near future we will be able to use a weapon of bacteria against themselves: scientists were able to identify these enzymes and their use in the manufacture of medicines. New antibiotics are resistant to bacterial enzymes which are currently doing some drugs ineffective. Perhaps in a few years, these drugs will be used for the treatment of severe sore throat and other infections.

Dry cough - whether to worry about it?

September 4th, 2013

  • Dry cough - whether to worry about it?
  • Nonproductive cough
  • Medication
  • Treatment of adult
  • Folk remedies
  • When pregnancy

 dry cough
 Dry cough - a cough without separation of mucus. Coughing is a protective reflex of the body, it is necessary to leave the airways free of irritating substances and block a person to breathe. After a dry cough often becomes productive - that is, the person starts coughing up phlegm.

Dry cough can be a symptom of many different diseases, from mild to very severe. It may be the result of infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, airway obstruction, and other abnormal processes. Dry cough may also occur following inhalation of a mild irritant, such as dust, smoke or flour.

Depending on the cause, a dry cough may start and stop very quickly (eg, after smoke inhalation), and can last a few weeks - for example, the common cold.

Chronic dry cough that lasts longer than eight weeks might be caused by asthma or smoking.

 Dry cough - whether to worry about it?

Often there is a dry cough along with other symptoms.

Among them:

  • Symptoms are similar to flu symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, muscle aches)
  • Hoarse voice
  • Sickness
  • Runny nose and / or nasal congestion
  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the neck
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

Several less dry cough is accompanied by symptoms such as; bad breath, bleeding gums How to prevent bleeding gums: important rules  How to prevent bleeding gums: important rules
 , Diarrhea, weakness, joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 , Lack of appetite, skin rash, wanton weight reduction.

In rare cases, a dry cough may be associated with life-threatening conditions.

He is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Slurred speech
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased body temperature (more than 38.3S)
  • Swelling of the feet
  • Pain with a deep breath
  • Rapid pulse
  • Severe pain on swallowing.

When these symptoms should immediately seek medical help.

 Dry cough - whether to worry about it?

What causes a cough?

Dry cough - the problem is surprisingly common and very unpleasant, because the causes of dry cough, can be set from any disease of the respiratory tract to receive specific drugs and identify the real cause of the dry cough is not so easy. Meanwhile, the determination of the causes of dry cough - the key to its successful and rapid recovery.

The most common cause of dry cough are common cold and infectious diseases associated with it. This is usually a dry cough rather quickly becomes wet. Persistent dry cough may be a sign of chronic diseases, such as emphysema or asthma. He also is a symptom of whooping cough This pest, pest whooping ...  This pest, pest whooping ...
 . Whooping cough is rare in young children - thanks to vaccination; in adults it is observed much more frequently because some vaccines will eventually become less effective.

Infections that can cause a dry cough:

  • The common cold (viral respiratory infection)
  • Croup (viral disease common in young children)
  • Empyema
  • Legionnaires' disease (a type of bacterial pneumonia)
  • Whooping cough
  • Tuberculosis

 Dry cough - whether to worry about it?

The most common causes of dry cough

  • Asthma. In some cases, typical, recognizable asthma symptoms - such as shortness dyhenie, a feeling of tightness in the chest, severe wheezing - no, the only symptom is a dry cough.
  • Medications. In some cases, the appearance of dry cough - a side effect of taking certain medications. These include, for example, drugs that regulate blood pressure - so-called angiotensin-converting enzyme. Constant dry cough - known and very common side effect of these drugs. If the cough starts after the start of any medications, you should consult your doctor.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (reflux esophagitis). Gastroesophageal reflux disease - an inflammation of the esophagus as a result of the penetration of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. Contact stomach acid and digestive enzymes of gastric juice with the vocal cords and the trachea is almost always provokes a dry cough. In most cases, gastroesophageal reflux recognize the real cause of the dry cough is very difficult, because the penetration of acid into the esophagus usually occurs during sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 , But the impact of it is visible in the afternoon. Gastroesophageal reflux can cause a dry cough, voice changes (deepening of voice), the need to constantly "clean the throat", feeling a lump in my throat.
  • Nasopharyngeal drainage. Allergic reactions and chronic sinusitis - the most common causes of nasopharyngeal drainage (draining of mucus from the sinuses at the back of the throat). Nasopharyngeal drainage usually triggers the so-called productive cough (ie "wet" cough, cough), but can also cause the appearance of dry cough. As in the case of gastro-oesophageal reflux, if nasopharyngeal drainage occur mainly at night, the real cause of the dry cough becomes very difficult to recognize.
  • Other diseases of the respiratory system. Dry cough - one of the common symptoms of an early stage of development of many diseases of lungs - from tuberculosis and lung cancer to emphysema and pneumoconiosis ("dusty" lungs, occupational diseases caused by exposure to light industrial dust).

 Dry cough - whether to worry about it?

Other possible causes

  • Irritation of the airways (bronchospasm)
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Asthma and Allergies
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD comprises chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
  • Heart failure
  • Foreign body (airway obstruction)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleuritis (inflammation of the membrane around the lung and chest)
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Smoking
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Swelling of the larynx