Benzathine Penicillin

Benzathine Penicillin is an antibiotic agent used to treat bacterial infections. They work against gram-positive bacteria. Benzathine Penicillin is used in upper respiratory tract infections, syphilis, pharyngitis, etc. They work by inhibiting the synthesis of the cell wall during multiplication. In patients with anaphylactic reactions, this is contraindicated.

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Why is my test still reactive even after taking treatment for syphilis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old married female. Five years ago, I got a job offer in abroad. When I had a medical checkup, I was found to be positive for VDRL and TPHA reactive. But, my husband's result was nonreactive. I took medicine as advised by my doctor. Now, when I went for a checkup, again t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, VDRL (venereal research laboratory test) test usually becomes negative after successful treatment. However, TPHA - Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay will remain positive throughout life. Positive TPHA just indicates that you have developed antibodies ...  Read Full »

Can I have RHD at 30 years of age after pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female without a history of fever or other illness. Before three months, I was blessed with a baby girl. it was a normal delivery. After three days of delivery, I got sudden breathlessness. My echocardiography reports showed it as RHD with moderate MS and mild MR. PML ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your medicines are fine. Instead of taking Pentids (Penicillin G) twice a day, you can take an injection of Benzathine penicillin 1.2 million units intramuscularly every month. Yes, you can do all the household works. If you want to become pregnant, it is good to have v...  Read Full »

What causes knee pain and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have knee pain in both the legs and it is paining alternatively for the past 1.5 years. Pain starts with swelling around the knee and stay for three to four hours and the pain will be at least once in one to two months. I feel like pinching with needle in the feet. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Senduran. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your complaints and also gone through the reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have a preceding streptococcal A infection. I would like to know if you had any history of skin or throat infection left untreated or ...  Read Full »

Can injection Penidure LA be used during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Initially, my wife was having few joint pains in her knees and shoulder. Last year, she was diagnosed with high ASO level in blood with 800 (positive). At that time the medicine physician has prescribed her to inject Penidure LA12 (Benzathine Penicillin) injection at every interval of...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Injection Penidure LA (Benzathine penicillin) is a long acting Penicillin given to your wife for increased anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titer, to prevent inflammatory disorders. It is safe during pregnancy compared to other antibiotics. Since, she is symptom free she should...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to mold allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58 year old woman (previously healthy) having breathing problems, chest soreness, sore throat, and nasal stuffiness (among other symptoms). These four main symptoms all take place at the same time and have been enduring for months. On multiple occasions, the symptoms have become...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history and complaints, and the reports, we cannot deny the possibility of an allergic reaction, but along with that, though not severe, you have some trouble with your cardiovascular system too. Well, after consulting that many doctors and after so many test...  Read Full »

My flu symptoms seem to be getting worse. What should I do to feel better?

Query: Hello doctor, I became sick yesterday and it just seems to be getting worse, I can barely stay awake. I have flu symptoms: severe aches in muscles and joints, pain and tiredness around the eyes, weakness or extreme fatigue, warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes, a headache, sore throat, runny nos...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can well realize you are worried about your health.  This is a flu season actually and winter started out of nowhere this time. This kind of sudden change in weather leads to more flu cases than a cold weather that kicks in gradually. People are not acclimati...  Read Full »

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