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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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I'm on antibiotics and I'm very hungry, a lot more than usual. Why am I so hungry?

I'm on antibiotics and I'm very hungry, a lot more than usual. Why am I so hungry?

Metabolic demands: It may be that your body is looking for extra energy and nutrients to fight whatever ailment those antibiotics have been prescribed for. I don't believe it's the antibiotic itself -that would be unusual. The body 'knows' how to heal and is probably telling your appetite sensors in the brain to eat more-since to fuel your immune system you need energy/nutrients. It's important to listen to yourself ...Read more

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I feel very hungry when i take antibiotics..sometimes i have to take it i breaks out very badly.what do i do?

I feel very hungry when i take antibiotics..sometimes i have to take it i breaks out very badly.what do i do?

Call doctor: If you are "breaking out" you may be having an allergic reaction to your antibiotic, which can be quite dangerous. Change to a different antibiotic may be indicted. Call your prescribing physician or dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make u thirsty and hungry?

Can antibiotics make u thirsty and hungry?

Please be more: specific. If we know the name of the antibiotic - we can check it's specific side effect profile. ...Read more

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How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still i feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still i feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.

Probably not the...: ...Antibiotics but the recovery process from "typhoid" that has you feeling lethargic. Give the healing process a little more time, liberalize your diet as tolerated, get plenty of sleep, avoid excessive use of analgesics or alcohol ; expect to feel fine soon. If symptoms persist however, don't delay in getting rechecked by your doctor to rule out another issue or relapse. ...Read more

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I've been sick with flu doctor gave me antibiotics amoxacillian took 5 days seems like i'm very hungry, does that make u hungry?

I've been sick with flu doctor gave me antibiotics amoxacillian took 5 days seems like i'm very hungry,  does that make u hungry?

Amoxicillin has been: Reported to have side effects of decreased appetite and weight loss. One explanation- the condition you were being treated for has improved with subsequent improvement in appetite. ...Read more

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Is it cdiff or anxiety?Took antibiotics for 15days.Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes i don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.

Is it cdiff or anxiety?Took antibiotics for 15days.Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes i don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.

Intestinal dysbiosis: You probably have an imbalance of your intestinal bacteria. You should take a good probiotic, such as pb8 and if that does not help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry.  I am on antibiotics right now.  I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

MayBeDueToAntibiotic: It may be due to Antibiotics,or due to the reason you are on Antibiotics.You are also a Diabetic and make sure your blood sugar is under control.If you start vomiting ,excessive thirst,fatigue,loss of appetite,pain in abdomen,rapid breathing or shortness of breath.Then you need to be checked right away as these suggest Diabetic KetoAcidosis.You did not say why you are taking Antibiotics.Good Luck ...Read more

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How can I become less hungry?

How can I become less hungry?

Secrets: Eat less sugar and more proteins. Eat 200 calories six times per day. No big meals. Grazing with high protein diet. ...Read more

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I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

Many Possibilities: First possibility is you are not eating what your body needs. Eat frequent, healthy, tasty small meals.Drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). Ensure you have 3tbs butter or veg oil/day and 4fruit+5veggies/day. Try this for 2 weeks, if not effective, see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Any suggestions of how to not get hungry often?

Hunger: The best is to have numerous small nutritious meals possibly every 4 hours. This should help. ...Read more

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Why do i always feel hungry?

Why do i always feel hungry?

Need more: Information. Activity level, any weight changes. If weightloss you doctor may consider thyroid check ...Read more

Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more