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    Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) Conditions

    Normally an antibiotic such as flucloxacillin or erythromycin is used until the results of the tests on the aspirated fluid are available. Then the choice of treatment can be changed if n...

    Paronychia Conditions

    Antibiotics commonly used for this type of infection include flucloxacillin or erythromycin. In a minor infection an antibiotic cream may be all that is needed - for example,  fusidi...

    Perioral Dermatitis Professional

    A topical antibiotic (eg, clindamycin, erythromycin or metronidazole) can be used for milder cases. Otherwise, a systemic antibiotic should be used for 4-6 weeks (eg, oxytetracycline 500 mg t...

    Hereditary Spherocytosis Conditions

    After a splenectomy, people with HS will require lifelong preventative antibiotics - such as low-dose penicillin or erythromycin. It may also be sensible for them to have a full treatment dos...

    Oral Bronchodilators Conditions

    For example, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, fluvoxamine, and St John's wort can increase the amount of theophylline in your blood.

    Wound Infection Conditions

    Commonly used ones include: Flucloxacillin Co-amoxiclav Clarithromycin Erythromycin Metronidazole The nurse will also cleanse your wound and provide suitabl...

    Smell and Taste Disorders Conditions

    Commonly prescribed antibiotics such as amoxicillin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim. Medicines used in neurological problems such as Parkinson's disease , migraine ; ...

    Scarlet Fever Conditions

    If the child is allergic to penicillin then erythromycin or clarithromycin can be used instead. But penicillin is the best for scarlet fever so it's important to check if the child is ...

    Sore Throat Conditions

    If you are allergic to penicillin you may be treated with erythromycin or clarithromycin . ...

    Antibiotics Conditions

    Macrolides - for example, erythromycin , azithromycin and clarithromycin . Clindamycin . Sulfonamides and trimethoprim - for example, co-trimoxazole . , levofloxacin gen...

    Boils and Carbuncles Professional

    Oral flucloxacillin is usually the drug of choice against S. aureus , with erythromycin or clarithromycin if penicillin is contra-indicated. Meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a g...

    Drug-induced Hepatitis Professional

    Intrahepatic cholestasis : either dose-unrelated (eg, carbimazole, erythromycin, phenothiazines) or dose-related (eg, anabolic steroids, azathioprine, oestrogens).

    Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes Professional

    Antibiotic administration: Prophylactic antibiotics for P-PROM appear to reduce complications due to preterm delivery and postnatal infection. [ 6 ] However, there is no evidence of long-term saf...

    Pityriasis Lichenoides Professional

    Oral antibiotics; the most common being erythromycin and tetracycline [ 4 ] , with an 80% response rate to three months of erythromycin.

    Rosacea Conditions

    If you have many spots or cysts (pustules) then antibiotic tablets such as a tetracycline or erythromycin may be used. Some improvement may occur after 2-3 weeks of treatment. However,...

    Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Conditions

    For example, some antibiotics such as erythromycin can cause diarrhoea as a side-effect because the antibiotic medicine speeds up stomach emptying.

    Whooping Cough Conditions

    The antibiotics usually used for whooping cough are clarithromycin , azithromycin or erythromycin . General measures Unfortunately there is nothing that has been shown to work to so...

    Legionnaires' Disease Conditions

    The usual antibiotic to treat Legionnaires' disease (or suspected Legionnaires' disease) is erythromycin . But other antibiotics are often used - for example, azithromycin, clarithro...

    Sickle Cell Disease (Sickle Cell Anaemia) Conditions

    Staying healthy A daily antibiotic is usually recommended ( penicillin , or erythromycin if you are allergic to penicillin ). This is especially important to protect against serious ...

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa Conditions

    Some antibiotics which may be used are: Lymecycline Tetracycline Erythromycin Doxycycline Clindamycin with rifampicin Trial of the combined oral contrace...

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