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Can I Take Antibiotic Without Doctor
Should you?: In some countries you will be able to get any medication without a doctor's prescription. The real question is - should you? If whatever symptoms you have are not bacterial in origin (viruses and fungi can also call illness), Amoxicillin won't do anyting at all. Please speak to your doctor about this before taking any antibiotic. ...Read more
Yes: This is common I sinus infections etc the steroid shrinks swollen membranes and the antibiotics help resolve the bacterial infection. Remember its a sword, the steroid lessens your immune system function ...Read more
Nowhere: It would not be legal for pharmacy to sell them to you. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me tussionex. Can I continue to take Nyquil or should I not mix the medications?
I want to know if i can take gongo biloba after taking an antibiotic or how long I have to wait before taking any medication?
Same as with script: A pain pill properly taken for the right reason my help cover some pain. But why do you want to take it if there is no reason to do so? ...Read more
1st or 2nd dose: If you have had a treatment with the antibiotic at least once in the past, then an allergic reaction would usually happen on the first or second oral dose, the next time you take it. However, the rash can show up anytime. You can also get a rash from the germ being killed by the antibiotic or from a viral infection that you might have while taking the medication. ...Read more
Can you tell me when taking antibiotics for strep throat ( amoxicillin ) should I take a multi-strain probiotic?
You Can but?: You can take multi strain probiotics but possibility that supplemental probiotics really benefit in replacing be good bacteria in the gut.Is unknown it is assumed that antibiotics will kill the harmful and beneficial bacteria, and reduction in beneficial bacteria can lead to digestive problems like diarrhea, yeast infections and urinary tract infection you can if you believe this hypothesis. ...Read more
How can you cure thrush without taking anything orally? I have canesten cream to soothe the soreness. I just don't want to have to take tablets.!
TTC: There is nothing about being on antibiotics and attempting to get pregnant. There is no connection or advisory. ...Read more
Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more
No cure, just v sxs: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Child has congestion for 3 weeks, no other symp. Was prescribed antibiotics "just in case" by doc. Should he take them?
Hi, i'm currently prescribed to take antibiotic pills. Is it ok take another separate antibiotic pills together- from another doctor.
Took antibiotic a month back but again now my doc gave me another dose of antibiotic .Is it fine to take it?Will my body not be antibiotic resistance
Not necessarily: But repeat antibiotics can affect your gut and immune system. Be sure you take probiotics (not at same time as antibiotic). I would also add chinese medicine and acupuncture to your treatment plan ANS it can help reduce antibiotic issues and balance your body which helps speed recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do we have to follow like 3 or 5 day course for all antibiotics? My paed doc said its not necessary for all only few. So can we take one time?
Take as directed: All antibiotics are prescribed with the intent that they will be taken as directed by the doctor. The amount and frequency varies and if you are instructed to take 3 times a day for 7 days then that is what you should do. Always listen to your doctor, they know what is best. ...Read more
Everything i read says trich is usually treated with a single dose of antibiotic so why did my doc say I have to take 3x for a week?
Different meds: There are different medications and the one you were prescribed needs to be taken as directed. Since we don't know what your doctor has given you, it's best to call him/her if you have any questions. ...Read more
6year old kid doc put her on another antibiotic after zpak , bactram - now wants her to take augmentim is this safe? They say she has broniciots
Get a second opinion: I'm assuming you mean bronchitis, which is usually a viral illness. Since viruses aren't treated with antibiotics, you may want to ask your doctor what bacterial infection he or she is trying to treat with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Consider getting a second opinion if you aren't satisfied with the answer. ...Read more
Hi doc! i've had tonsillitis for 3/4 days now. Started antibiotics yesterday. How long will these take to work? And how long does tonsillitis last?
Is it necessary to take the long term course of antibiotic medicines suggested by doctors or may i stop taking it if i feel fully recovered??
"stop taking": It probably would not be a problem if you don't take your medicine for a couple of days and then see how you feel. If the symptoms recur please take your meds but let your doctor know. ...Read more
Doc said blocked sinus and gave me Flonase. How long will it take to work? And do i need antibiotics
Depends: On the extent of blockage, the original problem, and how well you use the medicine. If your doctor saw that only flonase is needed, then continue using it as prescribed till your next appointment. Usually it takes few of regular right usage to feel an effect, if no improvement please tell your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more
What is bulky utres my doc said i have bulky utres 9 cm and she gave me antibiotics..is it dangerous and what precaution should i take?
Need more informatio: It is not clear what you are being treated for. Can you please provide more detail so your question can be answered with greater accuracy? Thank you ...Read more
After I take antibiotic for epidermitiis (scortal side pain) on right side doctor? How long it take cure,but my swelling is not diasspear
Here are some...: Cure is impossible, but just modified to heal and optimize functional recovery. If indeed having epididymitis & antibiotics is effective, epididymitis-related pain & swelling will start to fade in 2-4 days after antibiotics, but the resolving pace for all its related symptoms may linger for weeks & even months. After pain disappearance, scrotal puffiness/swelling may represents water in the sac. ...Read more
I have chickenpox (4 days in) and my doc prescribe me cefpo200. I've been told your aren't supposed to take antibiotics.what should I do?
I m carrier of typhoid with no symptomp..Take several antibiotic prescribed by doc..But still th 1.320.. What can i do now.. Is it life threatening?
I am 8 weeks pregnant and I have a terrible cold its awful, nothing is helping had it nearly a week if i go doctors can I take antibiotics fod this?
Doc. My gonorrhea is about almost 1week and I just take an co-amoxclav rafonex Ysterday & today, Is it okay to take that antibiotics for my gonorrhea?
Wrong treatment: This drug is a version of amoxicillin with clavulanic acid (Augmentin® is the main brand in the US). It is NOT reliable against gonorrhea. It probably won't cure you, but at the same time it might interfere with testing to know if treatment worked. See a doctor or clinic for proper treatment, which usually requies an injection of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline. Good luck! ...Read more
I just found out im pregnant. i took an antibiotic last week for a UTI. the bottle said not to take if you are prego. any feed back doc would be great?
ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??
Fecal transplant: Fecal transplants have been shown to be effective in treating C diff. Please discuss this option with your doctor, in case you need to take antibiotics. ...Read more
I have throut discomfort with exces mucus production, have bad smell & i was take different antibiotics by my doc priscription but no change.Am worried?
Don't worry: Don't worry about it, instead communicate with your dr. And possibly have him/her reevaluate the situation. If you are unhappy get a second opinion! ...Read more
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