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Antibiotic failure

Antibiotic failure: Introduction

Antibiotic treatments usually work on bacteria, but do not work on viruses or fungal conditions, so there are a great many possibilities. Antibiotics may also fail on certain types of resistant bacterial strains. The failure of antibiotics itself provides little useful diagnostic information without additional symptoms to indicate the causal condition....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Antibiotic failure

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Antibiotic failure: Symptom Checker

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Antibiotic failure Treatments

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Stories from Users for Antibiotic failure

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Diagnostic tests for Antibiotic failure:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Antibiotic failure. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination - to help determine if illness may be fungal or viral and thus would not benefit from antibiotic.
  • Blood tests - to help determine if illness may be fungal or viral and thus would not benefit from antibiotic including full blood count, serology tests.
  • Immunoglobulin blood test - to assess people with recurrent sinus and lung infection, sepsis, gastrointestinal infection suggestive of immunoglobulin deficiency.
  • Specimen sample for gram stain, culture and sensitivity where appropriate and possible should be taken before administering antibiotic
  • more tests...»

Antibiotic failure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Antibiotic failure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Antibiotic failure

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Antibiotic failure. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Antibiotic failure

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but...read more »

Detailed list of causes of Antibiotic failure

The list below shows some of the causes of Antibiotic failure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Antibiotic failure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Antibiotic failure. Of the 3 causes of Antibiotic failure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Antibiotic failure:

The following list of conditions have 'Antibiotic failure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Antibiotic failure?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Antibiotic failure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Antibiotic failure:

Medical Conditions associated with Antibiotic failure:

Immune symptoms (465 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes)

Symptoms related to Antibiotic failure:

Poor healing (41 causes), Infection (1293 causes), Viral infection, Bacterial infection, Immunodeficiency, Antibiotic resistance, Antibiotic sensitivity, Renal failure (115 causes)

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