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 What could be the reason for this ?

Hi I am male 21,

Have been working for past 2 years on daily basis. Recently for past 3 weeks I am feeling alot tired and physically weak. Not able to concentrate on my studies and ...


 Should we be panicing?
I'm in Scotland and I'm starting to freak out about swine flu.
I'm only 17 so I'm probably just being over paranoid because I don't know much about it but I'm still ...


 Do you think swine flu is a manufactured virus?
After a bit research, I found it is too amazing for a H1N1 virus that only can survive in pigs to be smart enough to combine itself with a little bit bird flu and make a few modification then ...


 swine flu?? made out 2 b worse than it is?
just curious as my sister keeps tellin me its nothing just a mild flu, is it true ? anyone know?...


 how can i get sick or get a cold?
how can i get a sore throat or like have a runny nose
or either get sick?

i want to get sick cause i dont want to perform and make a speech
infront of everyone also i want to ...


 Why can't AIDS be cured by antibiotics?
Since HIV causes AIDS and AIDS acts by destroying a person's immune system, preventing the lymphocytes from producing sufficient antibodies to fight infection, wont antibiotics help the ...


 Do You think I should....?
Do you think that i should stop eating pork because of the swine flu, or all meats or something for a while. Because i mean if the pig has a virus then that means all pork production might be ...


 How do you get tonsilitis? i really want it :)?
i know it sounds really stupid but you get 2 weeks of school and ice cream and jelly :)
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i can handle the pain ; )...


 is the swine flu jab dangerous for my 5 year old little girl?
My 5 year old is due to have her swine flu jab this week and i am unsure as to whether I want her to have it. I have heard lots of stories about it making other children ill. Advice please. ...


 What are you going to do differently now that there is a Swine flu breakout?
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 Can you drink alchahol if you are on antibiotics?
hello, i was wondering whether you are allowwed to drink alchahol (such as wine etc) if you are on antibiotics which are to kill bacteria on a gum ...


 Can you catch Down Syndrome?
My friend didn't get Down Syndrome until the seventh grade and he told me he made out with a girl with the condition. Is it possible or is my friend lying?...


 Sore throat,blocked nose,Sneezing,Headache,High temperature,Coughing. Which of these r symptoms, signs or both
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 Hey i heard there was 50 cases of swine flu in new york and i live there what should i do?
Hey i heard there was a cure announced last night so should i sit back and relax till everyone is treated and till they come out with a vaccine?
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On the news it was ...


 How can swine flu travel from Mexico to Europe when they are so far apart?
I have heard Mexico has swine flu and that Europe are trying to prent it spreading from them.
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Yes Justin I do have a brain....


 I think I may have HIV/AIDS?
Last Thursday, I was swimming at the public pool when an Afro-American man cut himself on the side of the pool and started bleeding all over and the lifeguard pulled him out and told everyone to ...


 how can i get aids?
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 should i be worried abou the swine flu?
i heard people in new york got it and i live in philadelphia. im having mixed emotions because the health officials are saying they expect deaths but many teachers at my school are saying they are ...


 what are the symptoms of swine flu?
what are the symptoms of swine flu as it is now entering the uk and that is were i live so i would like to know so i am then aware of if i may get it some time in the future


thank ...


 I have a question that has to do with the swine flu and the end of the world.?
you know how everybody is saying the world is gonna end on december 21st 2012, because a bunch of historical stuff says so? and how the swine flu has recently reached Level 4 of a pandemic situation ...



Mileyworld fan
Can someone tell me what Penicillin is used for?
I have a little sister who needs help on what Penicillin is used for. She has a project on it and she doesn't really know what it is used for so anybody with help!
                      








♥Kym♥
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It is an anti-body that fights infection.


♥Noelly♥
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to kill/prevent infections


heh.
It's a drug (like medicine) used to numb pain. It was discovered as a mold grown accidentally, killing the bacteria that harms human beings.


Omega
helps stop infections


furry6feline
By popular demand, Antibiotic


HED
penicillin is used for the prevention of infection and is an antibiotic treatment


camm300
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It's used to clear infections and anything bacteria related (illnesses).


FreeSpirit
I hope this helps! ;-)


0#_$0_c0nfu$3d
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It's used to treat infections, an antibiotic.


TRACEY R
Its an antibiotic used to fight infections see more info here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penicillin


Kaya
it's a broad spectrum antibiotic. in other words it kills a lot of different kinds of bacteria. so it is used to treat infections where the exact cause is unknown. like if a cut on your finger got infected. It can also be given before an invasive procedure to prevent an infection.


carthak
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Essentially, Penicillin is a type of antibiotic which kills certain types of bacteria which cause infection. There are several variants of penicillin which are used for different types of organisms and there are also antibiotics which are not based on penicillin.

There are lots of interesting things to know about penicillin but it depends what you need. :)



edit: also note that penicillin is NOT an antibody and its main use is not to numb pain. It is occasionally used therapeutically in pallative care for the relief of symptoms but it does not numb pain.


don_antonowicz
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My God Man! You don't know? What planet do you live on? It's an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is the first naturally occuring antibiotic discovered. The discover,Alexander Fleming, isolated it from the fungus Penicillium notatum. He noticed the fungus inhibited the growth of bacteria growing on the same Petri dish. By the way, he never received one penny of profit from his discovery. He donated it to mankind.


rattyrat
Have you heard oif W.E.B!!!!


michaelyodepi
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it is an antibiotic, used for fighting infection. It's actually a mold.


Seablanco1
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Penicillin was one of the first antibiotics discovered. It is used to treat bacterial infections.
The following should be of help:
In the early 20th century, Alexander Fleming discovered that a mold called Penicillium (the cells are pencil-shaped when you look at them under a microscope) produces chemicals which kills most of the bacteria nearby. (The mold is green when it grows in large amounts, and is often found on bread. This, however, does not mean that eating moldy bread will cure your ear ache -- or anything else. There are other things produced by molds...) He was able to isolate these chemicals, which are now known as "penicillins". Sometime later, another mold was found which produced a bacteria-killing chemical, and this chemical's molecule was found to be very similar to the penicillin molecule; this chemical and its cousins were called "cephalosporins" after the mold it came from. The vast majority of antibiotics are either penicillins or cephalosporins; chemical changes have been made to the molecules over the years to improve their bacteria-fighting abilities and to help them overcome breakdown and "immunity" of resistant bacteria.

Most bacterial cells have double layers on their outside. The outermost layer -- the "cell wall" -- is similar to the outer layer of plant cells, but is missing in human and animal cells. This wall must grow along with the cell, or the growing cell will eventually become too big for the wall and burst and die. Penicillins and cephalosporins kill bacteria by messing up the wall-building system. Since we don't have cell walls, and plants have a different wall-building system, neither we, nor animals, nor plants are affected by the medicine.

There are a very few bacteria that don't have cell walls, either. These bugs are immune to penicillins and cephalosporins for the same reasons we are. Most bacteria do have cell walls, but many have changed their wall-building systems so that penicillins can't interfere, or have come up with ways to break down the medicines before the medicines can work. When we first started using penicillin in the 40's and 50's, most bacteria could be killed by plain penicillin. Now, because we have used penicillins and cephalosporins so often (and, in many cases, when we really shouldn't have), there are many bacteria that can't be killed any more by plain penicillin or even by the "super-penicillins" and "super-cephalosporins".

Penicillins and cephalosporins usually don't cause many problems for a patient. Like all antibiotics, they can cause mild side effects like diarrhea. Less common side effects include rashes (which may or may not imply a true allergy) and hives (which usually means you're allergic to the medicine). The rarest -- and scariest -- side effect is "anaphylactic" allergy, in which your airway swells up when you take a dose of the medicine, sometimes to the point where you can't breathe. Although the reaction can be treated if you are close to help, the safest thing if you are that allergic to the medicine is never to take it at all. (In cases where you have an anaphylactic allergy to penicillin or cephalosporins and must have it to treat an infection, doctors can "desensitize" you temporarily, using very small doses that are given frequently and in increasing amounts. That is almost always done in a hospital.)


Music
if she has a project on it, she needs to do the research herself.

so get off the computer, or move over and let her pull up a chair and she need to get busy on that project!!


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