Bacterial infections

Valacyclovir for cold sores

Jan.10, 2017

Actuality of problem and Description of problem

Cold sores refer to the occurring  of blister  near the lips, face and oral cavity (in medical terms, it is known as herpes labialis). It is because of virus infection and the name of the virus is known as Herpes simplex virus (virus are very minute infectious agents, which are responsible for a variety of diseases and are highly harmful to the body). Herpes simplex virus is generally of two types and type 1 is commonly responsible for cold sores. Type 2 is generally responsible for causing genital sores.

 

In cold sore, before the blister occur near the lips or face, typically tingling and numbness sensation occur and this should be taken as a warning sign for the symptoms to be followed. Unfortunately, there is no drug as of today, which is available for stopping the occurrence of the blisters at this stage. The blister gets swollen and after it has grown big, it usually burst developing into ulcer. Ulcer gets healed by about a week or so and in many of the cases subside without any complication. There will be recurrent infection because this virus has the peculiar property of traveling through the nerves and get stored in some parts of the nerve in the body (this is very fascinating as this is a virus which has a peculiar property of resting in some parts of a body like without causing any symptoms). This occurrence of symptoms again is known as the recurrence of the symptom.

Doxycycline for chlamydia infection treatment

Jun.02, 2014

According to the data of WHO,the number of urogenital infections has been increased over the last years. In many cases urogenital infections are caused by contamination of Chlamydia, namely Chlamydia trachomatis.

Along with urogenital tract, Chlamydia trachomatis may also inPrevent-Chlamydiavolve in pathogenic processes eyes, mouth cavity, lower respiratory tract, causing pneumonia. However, in more cases Chlamydia trachomatis affects in particular urogenital system, being the most widespread sexually transmitted disease.

The treatment of urogenital infection includes antibiotics therapy. Tetracyclines, macrolides and fluoroquinolones belong to the groups of choice in the treatment of chlamydia infection.

Cipro use can lead to super-anthrax

Jul.26, 2010

The massive use of antibiotics against anthrax can lead to emergence of super-virus, a strain of anthrax that is resistant to treatment with currently known remedies.

The U.S. government, in order to prevent an epidemic of anthrax, purchased in large quantities antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens take this medicine as a preventive treatment. However, unjustified administration of powerful antibiotics develops “immunity” in many pathogenic viruses, and the same could happen with anthrax. In addition, under such conditions increases the likelihood of the possibility of purposeful development of a form of anthrax resistant to medicines that threatens a catastrophe.

Levaquin: more therapeutic indications

Jul.26, 2010

Currently in clinical practice are becoming more common so-called respiratory fluoroquinolones, which on one hand, preserve the activity of the early fluoroquinolones (eg ciprofloxacin) against gram-negative organisms, but on the other – are more active against pneumococci and atypical bacteria.

Levofloxacin, the active component of Levaquin, is the most studied substance among respiratory fluoroquinolones. It has been prescribed to more than 300 million patients worldwide. A number of clinical studies has confirmed Levaquin’s high efficacy and safety both in the traditional indications for this group of antibiotics, such as acute sinusitis, exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and in some other diseases: nosocomial pneumonia, chronic bacterial prostatitis.

A substance contained in bananas may protect against HIV

Mar.17, 2010

BanLec – a lectin represents a protein which is able to bind to sugars. Banana lectin is able to suppress HIV infection, preventing the penetration of the virus into the body. According to scientists, BanLec affects the protein shell that surrounds the genetic material of the HIV virus.

However, the main problem of HIV consists in virus mutation making HIV virus resistant to drugs. According to the study the presence of lectins makes difficult for the viruses to mutate.

Pneumonia in children

Jan.29, 2010

Pneumonia in children

The effectiveness of treatment and options of initial therapy of community-acquired pneumonia in children

The optimum effect of the treatment

An effective antibiotic, not requiring the replacement should be considered one on the background of which within 24-48 hours (with uncomplicated pneumonia) and 72 hours (complicated):

  • the temperature drops to normal or subfebril
  • the general condition is improving;
  • respiration rate and heart rate decrease.