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How can I get antibiotics without going to the doctor

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 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.

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 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 29 years experience
See your Doctor: Pneumonia is potentially a life threatening infection. You need to see your physician immediately!
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Pneumonia: You have to be seen by the doctor. Pneumonia can be life threatening! move it!
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 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 female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
See a doc: Splinters can become infected, especially in an area that has a high bacterial count (anus or inter gluteal crease) this can lead to cellulitis or ab... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 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 46 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not for BV: Yogurt is used by some people to treat yeast infection - not for bacterial vaginosis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you have an: abscess you likely need an incision and drainage before antibiotics.
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 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 32 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

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