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Should a non-pregnant woman who was diagnosed with group b strep take antibiotics? Based on research, I am reading that treating group b strep with antibiotics could do more harm than good. What are holistic alternatives to antibiotic treatment?

Should a non-pregnant woman who was diagnosed with group b strep take antibiotics? Based on research, I am reading that treating group b strep with antibiotics could do more harm than good.  What are holistic alternatives to antibiotic treatment?

Ignore it: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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I took next choice on monday. Am i safe to take my antibiotics now or wait till tommow? Im worried ill get pregnant

I took next choice on monday. Am i safe to take my antibiotics now or wait till tommow? Im worried ill get pregnant

You should be fine : I don't see any reason why you shouldn't start your antibiotics now, 2 days after ec. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Is it safe to take antibiotics while pregnant?

Is it safe to take antibiotics while pregnant?

Yes: While some antibiotics are not safe in pregnancy, you can be assured your OB would not prescribe unsafe antibiotics during your pregnancy. It's important to complete all prescribed antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am planing for conceive this month .i take antibiotic azithral due to cold. by this i will pregnant this month or not ?

I am planing for conceive this month .i take antibiotic azithral due to cold. by this i will pregnant this month or not
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No help: Hi. A cold is a viral illness and Azithral is a BACTERIAL antibiotic...absolutely no help for a cold. But azithromycin will not impair fertility. For as to whether you conceive this month or not, I'm not a gambler, so will not speculate. But you're wasting money on antibiotics for a cold. Good luck! ...Read more

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Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Some are safer: Some antibiotics are safer during pregnancy than are others. Ask your doctor which one is right for you, if you need one. ...Read more

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Have been prescribed the antibiotic zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks

Have been prescribed the antibiotic  zimivir1000 for a skin infection and I am trying to fall pregnant, is this safe to take? Thanks

Maybe ok: Zimivir is not a U.S. Medication. Some websites say zimivir is acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes. Acyclovir is considered safe to take during pregnancy. One should ask the prescribing doctor about it. ...Read more

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learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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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 ...Read more

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