Antibiotic use

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by SkyHog, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. SkyHog

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    is a pilot taking sulfamethoxazole effectively grounded, if the underlying condition isn’t itself grounding?
     
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    Does it cause incoherence?
     
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    Umm. I don’t know? It’s an antibiotic so I assume no.
     
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    oh. I fixed the OP. Jesus. That was bad. Sorry
     
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    LOL! Yeah, the nature of your question coupled with the spelling cracked me up. No worries. Me, I've been on oxycodone and cyclobenzaprine for the past few days. I definitely know the answer to the fly or no fly question for those. :crazy::sleep:
     
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    I can see no reason why if the underlying infection does not cause self grounding.
     
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    Why in the name of Odin are they using Sulfa drugs on you Nick? Those things date from WWI!

    Oh, and I've never heard of antibiotics being grounding.
     
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    Can't imagine antibiotics being grounding, real question is whether you feel up to flying. And not in a macho "I'M ALWAYS UP TO FLYING!" way.
     
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    To Skyhog: "no"
     
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    Very true - my uncle died in the late 50s due to sulfa meds during WWII, according to my father.
     
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    Sulfa drugs are used as a standard therapy in uti's and mrsa. Nothing at all wrong with using them.
     
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    Yes there is, they're outdated technology. They're usually only used if nothing else works (like Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus aureus). Surprised to hear a young healthy guy like Nick being treated with them.
     
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    For the malady in question, everything I’m seeing has sulfamethoxazole Listed as the primary antibiotic choice with alternatives available for those with sulfa allergies.

    I’m guessing that’s why it was prescribed for me, but I’m no doctor.
     
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    Hope it clears up Nick. But so long as your malady doesn't affect your cognition stamina you should be good to go.
     
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    Outdated? As in, one of only a few drugs that work on mrsa. Might try looking at the Stanford guide to anti microbiology and see how outdated it is.
    It's just another antibiotic in the tool bag to be used when appropriate
     
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    Missed the "A&P" part. Not seeing it as needing a repair station like the alitmeter or encoder, but you need to both visually inspect the static system and have the equipment to pump down the static system (1" mercury or 1000' indication on the altimeter) and hold it there, for a minute. The specs for this are in part 25 (yes, these apply even for non-transport aircraft).
     
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    I think you have a good answer Ron, but it’s in the wrong thread.
     
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    I was wondering where that post went.