Use Metronidazole 500mg to End Your Bacterial Infection Issue

There are different types of bacteria.  There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria.  It’s hard to think about that some bacteria are actually good for us as they help us with our health.  Bad bacteria on the other hand causes us ailments and diseases when infected.  In fact, there are even some that are quite deadly to us and therefore should be treated immediately using antibiotics like metronidazole 500mg to prevent the infection from developing and growing any worse.  Using antibiotic meds like metronidazole 500mg are very helpful as they help purge out the infection from our system.

These days, there are many different antibiotic drugs available to us and each type has its own unique method of antibacterial treatment.  Metronidazole 500mg is the antibiotic drug considered by many as one of the most effective as metronidazole 500mg can effectively cure even infections that other antibiotic meds cannot.  If you use metronidazole 500mg, you will experience its highly efficient treatment capacity as the drug expertly relieves you of the bacterial issue that you have.  If you are using metronidazole 500mg, you can safely say you are using one of the best antibiotic meds around.

All over the world, doctors rely on metronidazole 500mg as treatment for more serious bacterial infection issues.  If you have developed urinary tract infection in the past, it is likely that the treatment you got from your doctor was metronidazole 500mg.  There is no denying that metronidazole 500mg is very popular as its effectiveness in treating bacterial infections has almost become synonymous with the drug itself.  If you have an infection that needs treatment, why take chances using other antibiotics when for certain metronidazole 500mg will be able to effectively end your bacterial infection issue.

If your doctor has prescribed you with metronidazole 500mg, it is likely that you have been instructed or advised on how to use it as well.  For any type of infection, course treatment using antibiotics is necessary to be able to get rid of the contagion out of your body.  Antibiotic course treatment will normally range from 3 to 7 days of antibiotic use.  When you are treating an infection, make it a point to follow the treatment course given to you and do not stop using your metronidazole 500mg until you have completely consumed that amount of metronidazole 500mg that have been prescribed to you.  Never ever stop midway during your antibiotic course treatment because the bacterial infection you may have has not yet been completely eliminated from your body. Read more…

What Can Amoxicillin Do for You? Do You Benefit from Them?

As to the question on what can amoxicillin do or what can amoxicillin be used for?  In truth, the answer to this is quite simple:  Since amoxicillin is purely an antibiotic treatment drug derived from penicillin and is an effective means of eliminating bacterial diseases and infections that your body can develop, it is safe to say as to what can amoxicillin antibiotic treatment drug do in your benefit is the complete purging and elimination of infection and disease-causing bacteria out of your system.  While other antibiotics can also do such treatment effect, the fact that you can amoxicillin treat them effectively, using amoxicillin can more cost effective on your part.

The drug amoxicillin is purely an antibiotic treatment drug that contains antibacterial agents, making it very effective in the treatment of bacterial diseases and infections.  If you ask how can amoxicillin help in treating such infections?  Well, the matter on what can amoxicillin be used for is certainly as medicative treatment in order to relieve the body from the disease and infection-causing bacteria, then through the use of the drug when you develop a bacteria-related infection, you can amoxicillin antibiotic treat the infection that you have.

In treating an infection, you cannot treat a bacterial infection or disease using just one dose of the antibiotic drug.  If you can amoxicillin use at least 4-7 days of treatment using the antibiotic drug at 3x per day, you may be able to provide treatment relief with the infection that you have.  Keep in mind that amoxicillin is purely a treatment for infection or disease-causing bacteria.  As to what other stuff can amoxicillin be used for is not a matter of trying to know what else can amoxicillin do you benefit, it usually just lies if you can amoxicillin treat the infection or not.  If the infectious agent is other than that of bacteria, the use of amoxicillin will serve no treatment effect.

These days, antibiotic drugs like amoxicillin have become more strictly regulated.  This means that you cannot buy amoxicillin over-the-counter anymore like you used to just several years ago.  This is mainly because there have been many who have abused the use of antibiotics and have used them even if they did not need to use antibiotics.  This has led to the development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria which are definitely very hard and very costly to treat.  Although some may still allow over-the-counter purchase of the drug, not all can amoxicillin be gotten this way. Read more…

Bloomberg: Political Posturing or Legitimate Activist?

by Kate Trainor on October 12, 2007

Bloomberg Bloomberg: Political Posturing or Legitimate Activist?

New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg talks a mean game. He’s pushing a congestion pricing policy that tolls car-traffic $4 to drive below 86th Street in Manhattan, looking into a citywide bike-rental system similar to Paris’ Vélib program, and has stirred much attention for his propensity to use public transportation.

Certainly all good things in Carectomy’s book. The potential problem lies in the mayor’s somewhat hypocritical approach to his public transportation commuting. Although the mayor has garnered tremendous publicity for riding the subway to work, the billionaire’s path differs from the typical commuter. As the New York Times reported, when Bloomberg does ride the subway, he first gets picked up by two king-size Chevrolet Suburbans and then whisked 22 blocks to a station where he boards an express train to City Hall. In the process, he zooms right by his neighborhood stop a mere four blocks from his Upper East Side doorstep.

Now, a couple of things stick out here. Yes, being driven in an SUV for a shortened subway ride and then scoffing at other New Yorkers who bitch about over-crowded trains does smack of absurdity. What really puzzles me here is: why the heck are there TWO SUV’s picking him up!? I mean, it’s not like the guy is too worried about assassination attempts if he’s riding in a train… What gives!?

So, rather than the mayor’s schlep to work simply requiring a driver to pick the mayor up in a honking SUV to drive him to City Hall, we have TWO honking SUV’s driving two round-trips (with the mayor briefly aboard), plus Bloomberg getting on a train for photo-ops. If you’re keeping score on your Carbon calculator, we’re not doing so well here.

Of course the adage about the importance of perception is doubly true in politics. If the mayor’s example encourages others to ride subways and drive less, then maybe he deserves a little slack. The mayor has power as a role model: so long as hack bloggers (and some rag called the NY Times) turn a blind eye to the hypocrisy, his efforts to clean up NYC an be app. Unfortunately the commuting example that he intends is very different than the one he sets here.

Photos via Flickr by RSEanes & Harriseye

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1 ChipSeal April 2, 2008 at 12:14 am

Please stop patronizing me.

“If they’re done right, they can help make drivers more aware of cyclists’ presence on the roads…”

Taking the lane makes motorists aware of my presence, not a painted line on the road.

“…and leave more room for bike wheels than a thin crevice of concrete between speeding cars and the curb.”

Bike lanes do not add any space to a road unless the road is widened. I do not cower in the gutter, nor should you. Bicycles have every right to the public streets, and if the lane is too narrow to safely ride side by side with an automobile, take the lane.

“Even if the safety they create is merely illusive, we’re glad when city planners consider cyclists’ presence on the roads.”

To translate: Bike lanes are a waste of taxpayers money because even though they do nothing for cyclists, we like them because they make us feel good, and it is nice to be noticed by politicians.

Our efforts would be better spent on improving the conditions of our roads for ALL public road users! End curbside parking to increase space, for example, or lower speed limits. These measures would actually improve the safety for everyone in tangable and measurable ways, unlike bike lanes.

But if you did that, you might not get as much of a warm fuzzy feeling. I guess it is just a matter of what is important to you.


2 brian April 2, 2008 at 3:31 am

i somewhat agree with Chip. As a hardened cyclist I have no trouble taking the lane when I need to, nor do I so much as bat an eyelash about going down a heavily trafficked road.
However, i cannot say it was always the case for me. I’ve been utility biking for about 2-3 years now, and I remember back then that I was REALLY scared OFTEN. Bike lanes, and bike paths helped that a lot.
Recently, I left my beautiful city of Sacramento to visit Davis, the bike capital of the USA. Sadly, it was nothing at all like I expected. There were tons of paved OFF STREET bike paths, some bike lanes on streets, some bike specific traffic lights, but that was about it. Grumbling on my way home, that Sacramento was fairly equivalent in terms of bike facilities (and is hella more interesting!) I realized WHY davis is the bike capital:
1. It’s a college town (college kids bike more anyway)
2. It’s flat (so is Sacramento)

this last point is key I think. While bike paths may only offer illusory comfort, for many, it’s the difference between biking and not biking. It’s not just that bike lanes make cyclists more visible (although this is somewhat questionable), they also legitimate our presence. A motorist sees the bike blazeon on the ground and knows you belong there too. Of course good driver education would accomplish the same goal.
The bottom line is that beginner and unskilled riders need the lanes to feel safe and secure, and that will increase ridership so much more. Just go to Davis, and see literal seas of bikes, and the unskilled riders who ride them without helmets, and you’ll see what I mean.


3 DB April 2, 2008 at 11:21 am

As an aspiring biker — amen to bike lanes being less scary to us n00bs. I’ve read the studies, my rational mind knows I am less likely to become roadputty if I take the lane…but I am still planning routes which have separated bike lanes. After a year I’ll probably become more “rational.”

Also — regarding the stupidity of a one-block bike lane — my mother-in-law-the-borough-councilmember commented that one way local communities get sidewalks and bike lanes built without paying for them is to zone for them, so that every time land is developed the path has to be built — which makes the new path “free” for local tax purposes, but means it can be hopelessly patchy for years. In other words, this bike lane might be 5 miles long on paper…and slated for completion in 2032. Dumb, but less dumb than planning for a one-block lane.


4 jungle April 2, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Come on, there are far more stupid bike lanes than that.

My favourite is the only cycle lane in my home town, Southam, UK. It’s only about 30ft long, halfway up a steep hill, facing uphill. Neither end of it is at an intersection or junction, and it’s probably a good mile from any other cycle lane.

The thing that makes it a really unusually stupid cycle lane is that in a stroke of genius they raised it above the road level to prevent cars driving in it (great idea, you might think!). Unfortunately they omitted to provide any helpful slope to allow bikes onto or off it. You must stop, lift the bike on, struggle to start on the hill, and then crash heavily off the other end 30ft further along the road.

Needless to say, it makes far more sense to avoid it and cycle around it than actually use it. Unfortunately the cycle lane also makes the remaining road very narrow, forcing cars to wait behind you as you crawl up the hill, when they didn’t need to before…

This was apparently built because the developers of the housing estate were required as a condition of getting planning permission to build “a cycle lane”. No detail was specified.

Ah, the genius of urban planning…


5 MarkR April 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm

As you may have read me complain about bike lanes before, I definitely agree with ChipSeal and agree with some of Brian points. While bike lanes are great for The new cyclist and children, thats about where the benefit ends.

fyi Here are some links to a really stupid “traffic calming” device for cyclist that occured here in Austin a few years back. http://austin.about.com/od/mapsofaustin/f/curbislands.htm For future reference to planners, traffic calming devices and bike lanes do not mix.

And here is another reason I don’t like bike lanes here in Texas. http://mdahmus.monkeysystems.com/blog-img/shoalcreek7.jpg


6 ChipSeal April 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Just to be clear, I object to bike LANES. As to bike PATHS I am an agnostic. Multiple Use Paths (MUPs) are fine, and though I don’t enjoy them, I have no objection to their construction.
Perhaps Brian has conflated the two?
The hazards introduced to cyclists by bike lanes make them particularly unsuitable to newbies and children. They teach improper positioning, make riding in a suicide slot a normalized government approved behavior, and reinforce the notion that bicycles are separate and unequal road users. (The ghetto effect of bike lanes) The newbie feels safer though, and feeling safer is more important than actually being safer, right?


7 Josh April 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

ChipSeal: The “ghetto effect,” or segregation of cyclists is a real concern. Bike paths do it perhaps more than lanes. Some states have legislation whereby, if a bike path exists beside a stretch of road, a cyclist *MUST* ride in the path, and not on the road.

John Forrester’s book, Effective Cycling, is a must read that consolidates both your and Brian’s points (maybe I’ll get an interview with him for a post here). Forrester argues that the safest road designs allow vehicles and bicycles to share the road. Furthermore, he argues, the safest cyclists learn how to ride IN THE LANE, where they’re visible. Bike lanes collect debris and are often the area most subject to opening car doors.

Forrester goes on to say that cycling-accidents are significantly more likely to occur on bike paths than on roads… although I don’t think he discusses the severity of injuries associated with the different locations (I’d assume cars make the average injuries graver).

Brian’s points about feeling safer are valid. Inexperienced cyclists are more likely to ride on a path, and on a road with a striped lane. Perceived safety actually is quite significant, especially if it gets more folks riding. Proper education, of drivers and cyclists, could get these newbies to make the next step and ride on the road.

We should start a thread on helmets and whether they actually increase safety… then we’ll really get some fired-up responses :)


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