A 29-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old female:
is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Are antibiotics used for bleeding in the first trimester?
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Specializes in Gynecology
No: Generally not, unless the bleeding is due to localized infection at the cervix (ie chlamydia). Bleeding in the first trimester is typically not an infectious process, and will not be affected by antibiotics.
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How can you tell if a child is allergic to antibiotics?
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Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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A 28-year-old member asked:
I read that fosfomycin is not as effective as other antibiotics. Should I ask my doctor for another antibiotic?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Fosfomycin is effective against certain types of bacteria. Every bacteria is sensitive to some antibiotics and resistant to others. Your doctor is choosing an antibiotic based on what bacteria you have.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can I take antibiotics to treat parasites?
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General Practice 15 years experience
What kind?: Flagyl has dual properties as it is both antiparasitic and antibacterial. But parastic infxns are traditionally treated with antiparasitic agents.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
How effective is ciprofloxacin as anti biotic for uti. How long does it take to take effect?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Good: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one of the most commonly prescribed abx for uti. Symptomatic improvement can start happening within 24-48 hours provided bug is sensitive to it.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2018
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