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when does someone need antibiotics?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antibiotics: are indicated for bacterial infections.

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What should I do if my baby takes antibiotics and throws up immediately?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Try again: If she vomits immediately following dosing you may try to give the dose again. If any time has passed, 15-30 minutes or more since administration of the medication, i generally do not recommend giving the dose again. If she vomits after the second attempt, contact your pediatrician.
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Why hasn't the doctor given my baby antibiotics for her cold?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's useless...: ...For a cold. Some colds develop into more serious infections such as ear infections, but it is a bad idea to start antibiotics before you actually need them.
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How do doctors determine antibiotic dosages for babies?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Per kilo body weight: Most antibiotics have dosages by milligrams per kilo body weight per day; amoxicillin, for example, is 40-100 mg/kg/day, so an 11-pound (5-kilo) baby would get up to 500 mg per day, usually in 2 doses, so that's 250 mg twice a day, maximum.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can one experience withdrawal from an anti-biotic?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Antibiotic: No - withdrawal is usually seen with opioid or illicit substance use.
A 43-year-old member asked:

When does someone need IV antibiotics?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
IV antibiotics: Oral antibiotics may be broken down in the GI tract where as IV antibiotics should have excellent bioavailability. Also a Child may refuse to take an oral antibiotic that doesn't taste good. A person may vomit up an oral medication.

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