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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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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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What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

Check with your doc.: Double check with your doctor. He or she usually would not prescribe something that is not safe, while knowing that you are pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacilin antibiotics safe in pregnant women?

Cloxacillin: Cloxacillin is fda pregnancy category b. There are no reports of problems but also no controlled studies w cloxacillin. Benefit should outweigh risk. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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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 30 week pregnant .i take antibiotic tablet .so my poo coming dark colour ..is it ok?

I am 30 week pregnant .i take antibiotic tablet .so my poo coming dark colour ..is it ok?

Depends: It depends on the specific antibiotic that you are taking. You can ask the prescribing physician or the pharmacist if that is a known side effect of that antibiotic. ...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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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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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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