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If you’ve been prescribed a round of antibiotics, you might be thinking, “Whoa, hang on! Will these make me sleepy?” And that’s a reasonable concern—it’s possible.
Dec 12, 2021
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We all get sore throats and swollen glands from time to time. But how do you know when yours is strep throat that demands special attention? And what types of antibiotics might you need to treat it?
UTIs are uncomfortable and can cause serious issues if they’re left untreated and allowed to spread. The treatment involves some type of antibiotic, which means you’ll need to see your doctor.
A tooth infection is no fun to deal with. But before you run out to the drugstore in search of a quick fix, let us save you the trip: over-the-counter antibiotics for a tooth infection don’t exist.
If you have or think you may have gonorrhea, antibiotics are a must.
If you’re dealing with a chlamydia infection, your doctor is most likely going to prescribe antibiotics. So, couldn’t you skip the doctor’s appointment and just buy antibiotics over the counter?
If you’re wondering if you can get an over-the-counter antibiotic cream, the answer is yes! But before you rush out and buy one, ask yourself: Am I sure I need this?
You’ve probably noticed that topical antibiotics like bacitracin (aka Neosporin) and polymyxin (aka Polysporin) are easy to get over the counter. So, does the same apply to oral antibiotics?
If you’ve taken antibiotics to clear up a routine ailment, you may think it’s simple to get the same medication again. There are good reasons why antibiotics aren’t available over the counter.
Nov 30, 2021
HealthTap Editors
If you have a gum or tooth infection, you want relief fast. And you may be thinking an antibiotic is the way to go. But is it always the case?
Nov 29, 2021
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