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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Can a pregnant woman suffering from urinary inflammation take penicillin antibiotic?what are the side effects and risks?what about alternatives?

Can a pregnant woman suffering from urinary  inflammation take penicillin antibiotic?what are the side effects and risks?what about alternatives?

Penicillen: Penicillen is very safe in pregnancy and is the number one choice of antibiotic for group B beta strep prophylaxis in labor. As long as you aren't allergic to it, you should be fine. Only real issue is that you may get a yeast infection from antibiotic use. ...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


Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Jie Xu
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Liza Kunz
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Dr. Caren Reaves
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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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Dr. Rachel Johns
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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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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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