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When endocarditis is caused by a bacterial infection is usually treated with two to six weeks of antibiotics, including penicillins, cephalosporins, gentamicin (Garamycin, Gentamar, G-Myticin) or vancomycin (Vancocin). The type of antibiotic and length of treatment depend on the results of blood cultures.
In most cases, the antibiotics were administered intravenously (into a vein), while you are hospitalized. However, highly motivated patients with Streptococcus viridans endocarditis and stable cardiac function can be treated at home.
In patients with these conditions, the infected heart valve surgery should be replaced by:
- important enough damage to the mitral or aortic valves that may cause reflux of blood through the arteries (valvular insufficiency) with heart failure Read the rest of this entry »
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The symptoms of acute endocarditis usually begin suddenly and quickly worsen. It is an infection that may develop excessively in a few days. Subacute endocarditis develops more slowly and milder symptoms may be present for weeks or months before the disease is suspected.
If you have more risk of endocarditis due to a damaged heart valve or other medical problem, tell your doctor or dentist. To prevent endocarditis, your doctor or dentist may prescribe antibiotics before any dental or medical intervention in which bacteria may enter the bloodstream. Antibiotics are usually prescribed for patients with artificial valves, people who have had endocarditis in the past and people with other high-risk conditions. People with mitral valve prolapse and several other minor illnesses may not need antibiotics. Read the rest of this entry »
The symptoms of acute endocarditis include:
- high fever
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- rupture of small blood vessels (hemorrhage) on the palms and soles
If damage to the heart causes severe shock, the patient may suffer from a sudden collapse, having to have a rapid pulse, pale cold skin.
The symptoms of subacute endocarditis include:
- fever (102.9 degrees Fahrenheit below (39.5 degrees Celsius)).
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Endocarditis, also called infectious endocarditis is an infection and inflammation of the membrane and valves inside the heart chambers, called the endocardium. Endocarditis occurs when infectious organisms such as bacteria or fungi, enter the bloodstream and lodge in the heart.
In most cases, these organisms are streptococci, staphylococci or species of bacteria that normally live in the surface regions of the body. Infectious organisms enter the bloodstream through a break in the skin caused by a problem or injury to the skin, dental or medical intervention, or a cut in the skin, especially among people who use drugs into the veins.
Depending on the aggressiveness (virulence) of the infectious agent, the heart damage caused by endocarditis can be rapid and severe (acute endocarditis) or slower and less dramatic (subacute endocarditis). Read the rest of this entry »
Make your own antiseptic ear rub that soothes the area killing harmful bacteria. That’s a great home remedy for clogged ears. This herbal treatment of ear infection prevents the transfer of bacteria, which saves on development of a healthy ear infection.
Applying heat to the ear, which can help relieve the earache. Use a hot towel or a heating pad. Do not allow your child to go to bed with a heating pad, because he or she may be burned. Use a heating pad only if your child is old enough to tell if it is getting too hot.
Using eardrops. Doctors often prescribe eardrops to relieve the pain of earache. I do not use eardrops without a health professional advice, especially if your child has ear tubes.
Ear infections can sometimes cause the eardrum that is somewhat like a pimple appearing, the infection may disappear and the pain is gone. the eardrum heals and sometimes fluid reaccumulates but often the infection has disappeared. Drainage and, occasionally, blood in the ear seems scary and your doctor may want to check it out. not put drops in ear drainage without first talking to your doctor.
If your doctor has said things like ‘it looks a little red “or” I see a little fluid, “then you may not have been a’ certain ‘diagnosis of an ear infection. This is especially true if the diagnosis was made when his son had no other symptoms. With a true ear infection, in addition to having fluid in your ear, your child must be the most classic symptoms of ‘a history of rapid onset of signs and symptoms such as otalgia (or pulling the ear of a child), irritability in an infant or child, otorrhea, and / or fever.