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Why do i need a prescription for routine antibiotics in us and not other countries

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Regulation.: When people use antibiotics inappropriately (like for "colds" or other non-bacterial causes), it breeds resistant bacteria, aka superbugs that hurt ev ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can get neosporin , polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or triple antibiotic ointment over the counter.
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are a variety of antibiotic ointments that one can purchase "over the counter, " like "bacitracin" or "neosporin" or "triple antibiotic ointment ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: Any stomach flu type of illness can have some nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, tummy pain, tummy cramps, fever, chills, sweating, dizziness, etc. ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Consulting for Rx: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and possibly prescribe medications. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Book consultation on: In order to get a prescription, you must book a private consultation with a HealthTap physician online,
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try our other forum: Try HealthTap Prime, one of our premium services. On PRIME, doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send photos or test r ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
No: You need to be examined by a doctor
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Relapses: Sometimes you feel better before the infection is completely eradicated. If you stop the antibiotic too soon the incompletely treated infection will ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Consulting for Rx: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and possibly prescribe medications. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Get some sleep!: Taking the antibiotics at 4 evenly spaced times during the day will work just fine.
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