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penicillin V

penicillin V

What is penicillin V? What are the uses for penicillin V (phenoxymethyl penicillin)? Penicillin V is effective for treatment of laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and soft tissue and skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It also is used for preventing recurrence of rheumatic fever and chorea (a disorder of uncontrolled movement of the body). Only mild […]

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Source: iStock Laryngitis definition and facts Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice cords in the voice box (larynx). Causes of laryngitis include upper respiratory infection or the common cold; overuse of the vocal cords by talking, singing, or shouting; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing reflux laryngitis; smoking; exposure to secondhand smoke; or exposure to […]

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How antibiotics may render flu infections more dangerous

How antibiotics may render flu infections more dangerous

Doctors already know that misusing antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance, which can make it difficult to fight bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. Now, a study in mice suggests that antibiotic use could also make the lungs more vulnerable to viral infections, such as the flu. Researchers find that antibiotics could make the body more vulnerable […]

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promethazine and codeine, Phenergan with Codeine

promethazine and codeine, Phenergan with Codeine

What is promethazine and codeine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Promethazine is in a class of drugs called phenothiazines which also includes chlorpromazine, and trifluoperazine; however, unlike the other drugs in this class, promethazine is not used as an anti-psychotic but rather as an anti-histamine, sedative, antiemetic (anti-nausea), and cough suppressant. Cells […]

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Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

Last Flu Season’s Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

The overall effectiveness of last flu season’s vaccine was only 29% because it didn’t protect against a flu virus that appeared later in the season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Cold and Flu News It said the vaccine was 47% effective into February, but that dropped to just 9% […]

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clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

What is oral clindamycin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating serious infections. It is effective again several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. It reduces growth of bacteria by interfering with their ability to make proteins. The FDA […]

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Risks of dying from pneumonia

Risks of dying from pneumonia

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Health Tip: Your Child’s Runny Nose

Health Tip: Your Child’s Runny Nose

(HealthDay News) — A runny nose usually starts when your child’s cold is on the mend, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Cold and Flu News Mucus from a runny nose helps wash the cold virus out of the nose and sinuses. After a few days, the mucus may change to a white […]

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Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests. In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users and nonsmokers, researchers saw that both […]