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Can Antibiotics Damage Organs
Why would I have a constant infection in my female organs when not having sex? What treatment can I do if antibiotic fail? Thick pasty discharge.
What kind of damage, if any, could result from being on NPO and multiple different kinds of antibiotics through IV for 16 days ?
Catabolism concerns: What you describe doesn't sound good -being NPO causes the body to change into a catabolic state, where the energy to 'run' life's systems comes from breaking down fats, muscle and other tissue. I hope your doctors are tuned into nutrition - it's so important for recovering. Antibiotics 'long term' like that can have cumulative side effects, so I hope you have an ID specialist on board to advise. ...Read more
Are antibiotics good for you? I heard this rumor if you are on antibiotics and you do exercise you can damage your kidneys?
Complex: Antibiotics when used for an infection are obviously good for you but, even more so than other drugs, are dangerous and potentially have many side effects. Thats why they are by prescription only. The rumor you heard has no validity. ...Read more
My kidneys are working but not great due to hbp/ what antibiotic can I take without it doing considerable damage?
Most are ok: Most antibiotics are safe for the kidneys. The most toxic antibiotic to kidneys is gentamicin. This antibiotic falls into a category of drugs called aminoglycosides. If these drugs have to be use their levels should be followed very closely. In addition, penicillin cephalosporins and quinolones such as Ciprofloxacin can cause allergic reactions leading to kidney decline. ...Read more
Had 7 courses of antibiotics in 8 weeks to treat UTI none of which have worked? Are all these antibiotics damaging my body?
Depends: It depends entirely on the antibiotics. There are several antibiotics that can affect the liver. You mention Amoxicillin and azithromycin, both of which can affect the liver in susceptible individuals. There are fewer antibiotics that can damage the kidneys, but one class in particular is the mycins. You mention having anxiety and phobia. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
My toenail is completely off since Tuesday and gauze is completely stuck and I can't get it off.I am on an antibiotic will it cause damage leaving th?
Must remove gauze: Soak your toe in warm soapy water for 20 minutes and peel away the gauze slowly. ...Read more
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