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Opinion on ear swab culture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxx
User :   My baby 10 months, Male
Doctor :   ok
User :   Have done Ear Swab Culture
User :   And following are the results
User :   Can u please give your opinion?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ofloxacin - R
User :   Cephalexin - R
User :   Co-trimoxazole - R
Doctor :   ok
User :   piperacillin - 20 S
User :   Azithromycin - R
User :   Amoxicillin - R
User :   Chloramphenicol - R
User :   sorry its 24 S
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ciprofloxacin R
User :   Pencillin R
User :   Tetracycline 30 S
User :   Cefazolin 24 S
User :   Cefuroxime 24 S
User :   Erythromycin R
User :   Amoxicillin R
Doctor :   S indicates sensitivity to that particular antibiotic
Doctor :   It means these antibiotics work for the organism in the ear
Doctor :   R means resistant
Doctor :   and these antibiotics do not work to kill the bacteria
User :   He had fever and Cold last week
User :   Started pus coming out from ear
User :   That's when the Paed adivsed to go for Clamp antibiotic and this test
User :   Do I need to go for these antibiotics now?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok I got it
User :   I need to go for a ear drops with those antibiotcs with S
Doctor :   Yes, but you need a prescription from the doctor only
Doctor :   He will decide which one to be put
User :   ok, Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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