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Amoxicillin Viral Infection
Does Amoxcillin help both bacteria and viral infections? And can I take tylenol with Amoxcillin if need to?
No ma'am: Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin, but is slightly more broad, meaning that it kills a few more species of bacteria than penicillin. It is only antibacterial so it has no known antiviral activity. Yes you can take tylenol, but never exceed labeled recs. Both drugs are metabolized by the liver. Feel better!!! ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
My daughter is 11 months old and has had a fever for over 24hrs I took her to the ER last night and they said she may have a ear and viral infection they gave me amoxicillian and informed me to give her tylonal and motrin every other 4 hrs its not decreas
Good news/bad news: The good news is you had your daughter seen & they didn't find a terrible problem. The bad news is that many viral illnesses will have fever as part of their natural course & meds may not alter the fever. The fever is not destructive, it is a sign the body recognizes illness & speeds up it's metabolism to fight it. I would concentrate more on assuring good fluid intake to avoid dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?
Depends: The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient. Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime. ...Read more
Is it normal to have reoccurring viral infections ??? Went right away for a few days and came back
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