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Can Antibiotics Make You High
Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more
Think 'Big picture': If you've been prescribed antibiotics- that means your body needs help overcoming some type of infection. Getting high or getting intoxicated will NOT help the situation. In addition, there can be both short term (i.e. death) and long term (i.e. death) effects from abusing drugs and alcohol. Hopefully you can think about the important things in life like your family, etc and get back on track. ...Read more
What should I do after providing antibiotics to my 9-month-old son if his temperature is still high?
Notify the MD: If your child was prescribed antibiotics for an infection and the associated fever does not resolve within 2-3 days, you should notify the prescribing doctor. This could be an indication that a different antibiotic is needed, the condition is worsening, or antibiotics may not be the answer to this particular problem. ...Read more
Been sick for 2months was elevated but told nothing is wrong that bein elevated may be my normal keep getting antibiotics with no relief?
I have been on antibiotics since November. Now Leu is high but nitrates are ok. I feel ok. Does that mean continuous antibiotics?
Impossible to say: Without knowing the reason you're on antibiotics, and which medication you're taking, it's difficult to impossible to say whether or not you'll need longer term continuous antibiotics. ...Read more
Is 99.3 a normal temperature? I was sick a week ago with a fever had to go on antibiotics. I feel fine now but not sure why my temp is high.
Abs: This is a low grade temperature and usually not alarming. But need more history. You were on antibiotics for what reason? Did you get better? Could be all viral and then symptomatic treatment is recommended. Need more history from you ...Read more
Adult temp of 101.4. Other day fever free however all last week had a temp. On antibiotics. Is it normal to get a high temp again like this?
You may need to: Get back to the healthcare provider that treated you initially if the fever is increasing back up or persistent. Sometimes fever can occur due to a viral infection that the antibiotics (which are used to treat bacterial infections) cannot touch. Or it may be a sign that the original bacterial infection is resistant to the antibiotic that you are taking. ...Read more
High...: Typically, bacterial bronchitis patients have a higher fever than viral bronchitis patients. Although there can be overlap, a fever of at least 100.5 (and usually it is higher than this!) would need to be present to say that, more likely than not, bacterial bronchitis is present. ...Read more
Cool compresses,: Cool bath, and tylenol (acetaminophen) may prove helpful for temperature control. The most important thing for vomiting is adequate hydration. Depending on age, popsicles are helpful, solids can be deferred as clear fluids are ingested. If unable to drink fluids, and urine output is declining, then going to the er for IV fluids is warranted. Antibiotics are rarely needed in this scenario. ...Read more
Sinusitis in 12 month old 18 lbs was give second round of antibiotics high dose 400mg bid for 7 days. Does this seem right?
High wbc around 15 but continues to be high and took antibiotics...still not down. Can't find out wats goin on...please help!!
High WBC: One clue is in the differential count of your CBC. Neutrophils (granulocytes) fight bacteria whereas monocytes and other lymphocytes fight viruses. Also, consider that perhaps your antibiotic is not working, and might need to be changed to a different antibiotic to cure your infection. Go back to the doctor. ...Read more
My two year old daughter has been getting High temps since last week Saturday. Dr prescribed antibiotics last Sunday. Fevers still persist. Pls adv?
If a pt is thought to have pneumonia & is apparently successfully treated with antibiotics but WCC & CRP remain high for weeks should anything be done?
36-48 Hours: As a general rule, fevers from a bacteria infectious source should start to trend downwards within 1 to 2 days. A reassessment of the condition, change or addition of another antibiotic may be considered at that point. Many things can cause fevers except bacteria & that possibility must be considered. Sometime more that antibiotics is needed such as a drainage. ...Read more
This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active. So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor. If your child is sick and has a positive throat culture, yes antibiotics
are needed. ...Read more
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