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How can I get antibiotics without going to the doctor

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: You need to see the doctor and make sure it is strep.Antibiotics only help strep not viruses.See the answer for symptomatic pain relif.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: you should take as directed. If no symptoms after two weeks is generally OK and unless it's specific type infection your doctor says needs to finish t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
See your Doctor: Pneumonia is potentially a life threatening infection. You need to see your physician immediately!
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Pneumonia: You have to be seen by the doctor. Pneumonia can be life threatening! move it!
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Not possible: There is a chance your body might fight it off with only limited damage. But also chance you can die. It's not the 1800's so go get treated with antib... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: No, you take an antibiotic for a defined period of time and then you're done.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends : In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections & just tuffed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection & occasi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you have an: abscess you likely need an incision and drainage before antibiotics.
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Original question?: I do not know what your original question was, or who answered it. Infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. The latter may require a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Right side pain: Right sided chest pain: pneumonia, pleuisy, PE, chest wall pain, intercostal strain, gallbladder, kidney, cardiac. Right sided abdominal pain: append... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: If you and your pcp have a good relationship and he/she knows your and your conditon(s) and is trusting of your history, etc, then the doctor may feel... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
1st things 1st: The 1st treatment is not antibiotics. With onset of fever, you don't have to treat.. You can watch & wait. Fever helps raise the body to temperatur... Read More