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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
Prostatitis tx: There are many different kinds of prostatitis. Bacterial prostatitis require antibiotics. The prostate receives only a small blood supply and it is difficult to get antibiotics to penetrate the tissue. Therefore, the recommendation is for a minimum 4 weeks of antibiotics. This may be modified by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have prostate inflammation and need to take antibiotics and other meds treat it. But im also suffering from constipation. Is it ok to take the meds?
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