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Dr. John Leander Po
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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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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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Can antibiotics be bad?

Can antibiotics be bad?

Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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