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Can I Take Antibiotics To Treat Parasites
Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?
Usually yes: Although there are potential side effects from doing this you have to weigh it against having the recurrent infections and taking frequent shorter courses of antibiotic. I routinely place people on courses such as this for recurrent uti. By treating the disease your bladder can heal giving you back your natural defenses. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Poor blood flow: The treatment of bacterial prostatitis can require 4 or more weeks of antibiotic use due to the fact that the prostate gland typically has a poor blood supply and we must rely on the blood flow to bring antibiotics to any area of the body. Thus it takes longer for the prostate gland to "build up" enough antibiotics to even start killing the bacteria. It is very important to finish all antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was treated for Febrile Virus in Thailand with antibiotic drip. I 54 and male. Can I still carry the parasite? The UK hospital gave me 4 drips?
Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
When infected: Antibiotics should only be used when there is a specific rationale for eliminating bacteria from a specific site for a specific reason. They should not be used lightly because the complications can be severe. There are limited prophylactic uses, and many uses to treat infection, but unfortunately there is a lot of overuse and inappropriate choices. ...Read more
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