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    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...

    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...

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    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...

    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.

    Drug-induced Hepatitis Professional

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

    Acne Vulgaris Professional

    Benzoyl peroxide can be combined with topical clindamycin or erythromycin in gel preparations. Topical antibiotics: Topical antibiotics can be effective. , acne vulgaris isotret...

    Romano-Ward Syndrome Professional

    Antibiotic ( erythromycin ), and antimalarial ( halofantrine ). Investigations The diagnosis should be considered in all patients who present with syncope.

    Familial Benign Pemphigus Professional

    Other topical treatments (from recent case reports) are topical cadexomer iodine powder [ 7 ] and 5-fluorouracil . [ 8 ] Systemic treatments: Prolonged courses of oral antibiotics (eg t...

    Antimicrobial Eye Preparations Professional

    Flucloxacillin, 500 mg, six-hourly for seven days and metronidazole, 400 mg, eight-hourly for seven days (or if penicillin-sensitive, erythromycin, 500 mg, six-hourly for seven days) [ 11 ] ....

    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...

    Mycobacterium Avium Complex Professional

    Disseminated infection Triple therapy with clarithromycin or erythromycin, ethambutol and rifabutin is usually most effective. There is a problem with rifabutin and drug interactions...

    Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis Professional

    Early exposure to oral erythromycin in young infants, particularly in the first two weeks of life, has been associated with the development of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS). [...

    Sore Throat Conditions

    If you are allergic to penicillin you may be treated with erythromycin or clarithromycin . What things should I look out for? In nearly all cases, a sore throat or tonsillitis clears...

    Oral Bronchodilators Conditions

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

    Antihistamines Professional

    Co-administration of antifungal imidazoles (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole) and macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin, clarithromycin) is to be avoided, as these drugs interact and raise th...

    Hereditary Spherocytosis Conditions

    After a splenectomy, people with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) will require lifelong preventative antibiotics - such as low-dose penicillin or erythromycin. It may also be sensible for them t...

    Ophthalmia Neonatorum Professional

    Chlamydial infection [ 5 ] Oral erythromycin syrup (50 mg/kg/day in four divided doses) for 14 days. Topical treatment alone is not sufficient (and is not usually felt to be necessary when ...

    Blind Treatment of Bacterial Infection Professional

    Clarithromycin is an acceptable alternative in patients who have gastrointestinal side-effects with erythromycin. If blind treatment fails and test results are not available, check with a ...

    Impetigo Professional

    Clarithromycin or erythromycin are recommended as second-line for those who are allergic to penicillin, with clarithromycin being preferred, as side-effects are less common.

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