Can antibiotics be used to treat bacterial infections?
Yes, antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections.
No, not to treat the flu itself because antibiotics don't affect viruses, they are used only for bacterial infections. Sometimes people with the flu develop secondary bacterial infections and then antibiotics may be given to treat or prevent this complication. See the related question below for how influenza is treated.
In cats, the majority of upper respiratory infections are viral infections, so antibiotics are not effective to clear up the infection. However, sometimes cats get secondary bacterial infections. For these infections, if antibiotics are going to be used, the typical medication is amoxicillin or another penicillin-class drug.
10 antibiotics and the diseases they treat are: 1. Ampicillin - Treats bacterial infections such as Gonorrhea, E.coli, Salmonella, etc. 2. Doxycycline - Treats bacterial infections such as Penumonia, other respiratory infections, Lyme Disease, Acne, etc. 3. Clindamycin - Treats bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, etc. 4. Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) - Treats bacterial infections such as Meningitis. 5. Tetracycline - Treats bacterial infections such as Acne, Urinary Tract…
Cephalexin is typically used to treat bacterial infections and prevent heart valve infections. Bacterial infections that cephalexin can treat are sinus infections, irritations of the prostate, and skin infections (like cellulitis). Cephalexin is used for infants and children to treat the same infections seen in adults. It may also be given to people who are allergic to penicillin. Treatment of bacterial infections Prevention of heart valve infections (bacterial endocarditis).
Penicillin, amoxicillin, carbenecillins, monobactums are the drugs for the bacterial infections. you have the tetracyclins, chloramphenicol to treat the same. You have the macrolides, aminoglycosides are there. You have the sulfonamides, trimethoprim, fluroquinolines to treat the bacterial infections.