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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Take the complete course of antibiotics your doctor prescribed.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is generally recommended to finish the prescribed course in order to prevent a relapse of the infection from not enough therapy.And the risk of inc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why stop???: A general rule of thumb for breast feeders: if i might prescribe a med (abx or other) to your baby at that age it will be ok for you to bf while takin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
What did you have?: No answer possible if no known disease entity. Sorry
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Resistance: Depending on the antibiotic and the dose since some antibiotic program only requires you to take it for 3 days. However early termination of the anti ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It's won't.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Only if infected.: Antibiotics should do nothing for a spider bite unless of course it is infected. This is not common, but can happen. I suppose that if you had a sp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Except for...: ...Azithromycin (which stays around for weeks), practically all other antibiotics are gone in 24-48 hours.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryant Tran
4 years experience Family Medicine
Finish the meds: you should complete the course of antibiotics prescribed to you. even though you don't have symptoms, you may still have an infection and be a carrier ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk: Erysipelas usually is caued by group A beta streptococcus (GABS), also the cause of strep throat. GABS is around us all the time, probably on the skin ... Read More
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