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Can I take antibiotics and take zinc

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Your pharmacist: can help you to understand the instructions on the prescription bottle. Take as prescribed.
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Antibiotics: When and as your doctor prescribes them . Antibiotics cannot fix every infection, they work only for bacterial infections. Over using antibiotics can ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Take as prescribed: Antibiotics should only be taken when prescribed by a doctor and instructions for the prescription should be followed precisely. Antibiotics only trea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
19 years experience Prosthodontics
Resistance: The question is, why are you taking the antibiotic longer than prescribed? If you continue to take the medication longer than normal, you increase th ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Although some antibiotics can have increased side effects with steroids. Commonly prescribed together.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Andrew Dunne
Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine
No: Antibiotics not always needed for Bronchitis, it may be viral in which case just symptomatic treatment is needed & physio. However, please see you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please ask your: Doc and the pharmacist as many have no interaction, but some could, it depends what type of each you are on.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Life threatening: Pneumonia is a common lung infection which is caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Bacteria respond to antibiotics. Many healthy peo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Sinus: I do not see why not as the drugs act differently in your system. If you are taking the antibiotic for a sinus infection and the sinus tabs to be more ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why the combo?: If you have a cold, you don't need antibiotics. If you have an infection, talk to your prescribing provider about what OTC meds might be safe.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
35 years experience Dentistry
Not all the way gone: You may be feeling better, but the bacteria are still in your system. Your immune system is on the rebound (you feel better) but you are not yet 100% ... Read More
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