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can you donate blood while taking antibiotics

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: You have to be in good general health, and if you are on antibiotics, even if feeling better, should not be donating until a few days after you are of ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hydration: You need to make sure you are drinking enough water to keep yourself well-hydrated. If you still have dark urine, you are probably not drinking enoug ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
You should not: Make sure that you have stopped taking antibiotics for at least a few days prior to giving blood. Some potential recipients could be allergic.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Most routine...: ...Fasting blood tests are not affected by recent antibiotics. For the few that are, overnight should be fine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Possible: Many medications can be associated with a low wbc. Have to be cautious here. It is possible the low WBC was due to something else and this helped lead ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Need to know more: Would need more information to advise. Diarrhea could be unrelated as could nose bleed. Please provide the following: How long and how severe the di ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: If she has had documented fever for 12 days and has been unsuccessfully evaluated by a doctor she has what is termed a fever of undetermined origin. S ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Kossler
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Not to worry: Excess mucous during a sinus infection is common and a small amount of blood in the mucous is nothing to worry about. This could be due to your nose d ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked out: Get rechecked please as a persistent sore throat with new symptoms warrants another exam.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Finish cream: The first step is to finish the medication you are taking. When using vaginal cream it is very difficult to assess vaginal discharge as the cream mixe ... Read More
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