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should you take amoxicillin for the flu

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Amoxicillin gives you no degree of protection from any viral illness, including the flu. If the kid tested flu positive, tamiflu (oseltamivir) taken ... Read More

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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Amoxicillin Use: A real flu is generally consider an infection caused by a virus. Amoxicillin treats bacterial infections so would have no effect on a virus.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Amoxicillin will do nothing for the flu. If there is a co-infection it may help with that. We have some guidelines for tamiflu (oseltamivir) down to 2 ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: I would advise finishing the course, and if you have a fever please see your PCP. A follow up appointment after completion is suggested.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is an antibiotic that is only effective at treating bacterial infections. Influenza is a virus and no antibiotic will treat viru ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor ASAP: If you really have influenza you should not have been treated with antibiotics as they are not only worthless, but potentially dangerous. Your symptom ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
? virus: Probably a viral infection . If so, the amoxicillin will not help at all. Course is 3 to 7 days generally. Your physician is the best person to advise ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: have a physical exam to see what needs to be treated
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Vaccine and anti: Viral medication. Anti-virall medications, requiring prescription, can shorten the illness by a couple of days if started early. Best thing to do is t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can if you need it.

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