Antibiotics for MRSA Infections

Antibiotics for MRSA Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a strain of bacteria responsible for numerous infections. Methicillin belongs to the group of penicillins. S. aureus is responsible for infections of the: Blood (sepsis) Skin (superficial or deep layers, also known as...
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it would soon be hailed as a “wonder drug,” because so many bacterial diseases were successfully treated with it. The list includes: Bacterial pneumonia Strep throat Scarlet fever Diphtheria Syphilis Gonorrhea...
Pinworms

Pinworms

Pinworms (Enterobius) are the most common type of intestinal worm in the United States, and one of the most common types in the world. It is usually seen in children 5 through 10 years of age but can be seen in adults as well. Crowded conditions such as schools and...
Can I Get Treated for Gonorrhea Online or Do I Need an Injection?

Can I Get Treated for Gonorrhea Online or Do I Need an Injection?

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. It is particularly prevalent among young people who are sexually active. There are more than half a million cases of gonorrhea in the United States annually.    Common...
How effective is Tamiflu against the flu?

How effective is Tamiflu against the flu?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is effective at both preventing and treating influenza. In 2015 the medical journal Infectious Disease reported an analysis of 12 studies, including over 107,000 patients with influenza. Those treated with Tamiflu suffered fewer days with fever...
Cost of Urgent Care: The Cheapest Telemedicine Service

Cost of Urgent Care: The Cheapest Telemedicine Service

Everyone gets sick once in a while, and when that happens, you are presented with a choice of where you want to seek treatment. Of course, many of us will book a visit to our local doctor at a nearby clinic for non-urgent cases. However, since the onset of the COVID...