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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
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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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If you’re sick, you might be thinking a simple antibiotic will cure what ails you. And that may have you wondering if you can pick one up at your local drug store. Can you do that? Well...yes and no.
Nov 18, 2021
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Treatment for mental health often starts somewhere you may not expect—a virtual visit with your primary care doctor
Nov 11, 2021
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