antibiotic

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Conditions (233)
An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get rid of the infection.
Authored by Dr. Geoff W. Rutledge
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Pharyngitis
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Liver abscess
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Salmonella
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Psoriasis & Eczema

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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Is tessalon antibiotic?

No

Antibiotic
It's not.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Can antibiotics be bad?

Yes, absolutely

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Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called Steven-Johnson Syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use ANY med only if NEED to. Consult doc. Good luck
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Shigellosis antibiotics?

Always treat.

Antibiotic
The choice of antibiotic depends on where in the world you are and how old you are. Children and adults are treated differently, and some parts of the world have different resistance patterns. In the US, ciprofloxacin is a good choice if the sensitivity is unknown. In the US TMP-SMX may be another good choice.
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Dr. Rahil Malik answered:

can antibiotics cure bv??

Yes

Metronidazole
Flagyl is a commonly used antibiotic that is highly effective in treating Bacterial vaginosis. You need a prescription to get it from a pharmacy.
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Is valtrex an antibiotic?

No.

Antibiotic
It's an antiviral, and it has no significant antimicrobial effect.
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Best antibiotic for strep?

Ask your doctor

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If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else.
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Is diflucan an antibiotic?

Antifungal

Antibiotic
While technically, fluconazole is an antifungal agent, one might consider antibacterial agents, antiviral agents and antifungal agents all to be antibiotic agents.
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Dr. Howard Fertel answered:

Is allergra an antibiotic?

No

Antibiotic
no it is allergy medication.
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Antibiotics mix w/ alcohol?

Not good.

Antibiotics
You are on the antibiotics for a reason and alcohol is likely to make them less effective or give added side effects.
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Is ampiclox an antibiotics?

Yes

Antibiotic
Ampiclox is ampicillin + Cloxacillin.
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