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Can I take antibiotics to treat parasites?

Can I take antibiotics to treat parasites?

What kind?: Flagyl has dual properties as it is both antiparasitic and antibacterial. But parastic infxns are traditionally treated with antiparasitic agents. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention? .

Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?

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Strep symptoms: Scarlet fever is one of the presentations of a group a streptococcus infection.The antibiotics used to treat the strep will kill off the germ & end the production of the chemical that produces the rash. Most respond rather well to initial abx rx. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

Is it safe to take antibiotics every day for 3 months to treat recurrent uti's?

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

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Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

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 more

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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?

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?

Question unclear: Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics. If you had a parasitic infection the most common would be malaria, but there are many other possibilities. Rephrase your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics for a cold?

Can I take antibiotics for a cold?

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

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When is it advisable to take antibiotics?

When is it advisable to take antibiotics?

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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How many days should I take antibiotics for?

How many days should I take antibiotics for?

Until they're gone: That depends on what you're taking them for. In general, you take them until they're gone. Doctors are supposed to prescribe the amount you need. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to take antibiotics every 8 hrs?

What is the proper way to take antibiotics every 8 hrs?

Depends: Every antibiotic is different. And it depends on the condition for which it is taken. It can be dosed as 1x daily to as frequently as every 4 hrs. Be sure to follow your drs orders! ...Read more