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    Antimicrobial Eye Preparations Professional

    Patients are advised to seek medical advice if there is no stabilisation or any improvement after 48 hours. Chloramphenicol drops [ 3 ] Since 2005, chloramphenicol eyed...

    Bartonellosis Professional

    Management Trench fever [ 10 ] Doxycycline is given for at least four weeks and a longer course is recommended for immunocompromised patients and when the liver or other organs are involved....

    Haemophilus Influenzae Professional

    Recommendations for antibiotic treatment include: H. influenzae epiglottitis: intravenous cefotaxime or chloramphenicol. Exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (treat if there is incr...

    Infective Conjunctivitis Conditions

    Antibiotic preparations These may be prescribed and might be: Eye drops such as chloramphenicol . Eye ointment such as chloramphenicol or fusidic acid (actually an oil...

    Symptoms Causes Treatment

    Scrub Typhus Professional

    CXR may show lower zone lung infiltrates in interstitial pneumonia Complications Pneumonitis Hepatitis Myocarditis Meningoencephalitis Disseminated intravascular coa...

    Corneal Microcysts Professional

    If they persist and repeatedly rupture, they may be treated as would a case of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, ie topical chloramphenicol , lubricants and - if there is no improvement - ...

    Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies Conditions

    Therefore, it is routine to prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment for up to a week to prevent infection. Chloramphenicol or fusidic acid are most commonly used, although if you have ...

    Chalazion Professional

    A short course of ocular chloramphenicol (qds for a week) is prescribed. Follow-up is not usually needed. The lid may remain swollen and bruised for about a week afterwards.

    Sideroblastic Anaemia Professional

    Drug toxicity - eg, chloramphenicol, cycloserine, antituberculous agents. Chronic alcoholism. Haemolytic anaemia.

    Intracranial Abscesses Professional

    Initial therapy should be guided by local guidelines and the advice of a microbiologist: Initial empirical therapy usually consists of a third-generation cephalosporin (eg,  ceftriaxone), me...

    Infective Conjunctivitis Professional

    Antibiotic options [ 1 ] Chloramphenicol  is the drug of choice for superficial eye infections. It is bacteriostatic, with a relatively broad spectrum of action against most Gram-po...

    Typhus Professional

    Associated diseases Rickettsial (and closely-related) infections may cause several other disease entities such as: RMSF (USA) Mediterranean spotted fever (boutonneuse fever - Europe, Afric...

    Advice for Travelling to Remote Locations Conditions

    Antibiotic eye ointment (eg, chloramphenicol). Indigestion remedy (eg, ranitidine) 150 mg: 10 tabs. Buccastem antisickness tablets x 5.

    Relapsing Fever Professional

    Tetracycline 500 mg 3–4 times daily for 5–10 days, or doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for a similar period are currently thought to be the optimal regimens. [ 1 ] Penicillin , erythromycin , ...

    Anthrax Professional

    Current treatment recommendations [ 8 ] : Inhalation or gastrointestinal anthrax should be treated initially with either ciprofloxacin (not licensed for gastrointestinal anthrax) or doxycycline (un...

    Optic Atrophy Professional

    Possible drug causes of toxic optic neuropathy are disulfiram, halogenated hydroquinolones (amoebicides), ethambutol, isoniazid, chloramphenicol, vincristine and ciclosporin. Cimetidine has (...

    Plague Professional

    Fluoroquinolones - these are as efficacious as aminoglycosides and tetracyclines in experimental induced plague and can be given orally. Chloramphenicol - may be better in plague meningiti...

    Corneal Foreign Bodies, Injuries and Abrasions Professional

    Topical antibiotic is usually prescribed for seven days: Chloramphenicol first-line (ointment may be preferred, as it lubricates the cornea). Fusidic acid (twice daily) as an alternat...

    Blepharitis Professional

    Use for six weeks. Chloramphenicol ointment is first-line, with fusidic acid as an alternative. Systemic antibiotics may be used if there is no response to topical treatment, or if there a...

    Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever Professional

    Ciprofloxacin was the drug of choice for ten years following the emergence of resistance to chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and trimethoprim (multidrug-resistant typhoid). However, over 80% of ...