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will flucloxacillin help a cough

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No,: unless they were given specifically for this purpose. A major challenge in healthcare is the appropriate use of antibiotics. Bacteria develop resista ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely not: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, which can only help a bacterial infection. Most coughs are not due to bacteria; even when they are, it would take sev ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Questionable: There is significant variability in the results from research on the impact of zinc on the common cold. Some studies showed no effect and others showe ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Discomfort: It may help to reduce pain associated with the cough but would not be likely to solve the underlying problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. All the other problems requir ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat infections: Flucloxacillin is available in europe, it is very similar to Dicloxacillin used in the usa. Both of these drugs are penicillinase-resistant penicill ... Read More
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No: You should never take anyone's medication other than your own. There are many reasons for this such as potential allergic reactions or drug interacti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not so much: The antibiotic - unlike quinolones which you want to avoid heavy resistance training related to tendon issues. But depending on why you are taking th ... Read More
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Will not: Flucloxacillin will not clear boils. It will treat infection in the skin surrounding the boils but boils must be drained in order to clear.
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may take: longer than a week, more like 2 weeks

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