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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'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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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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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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Why do antibiotics make you feel sick ?

Why do antibiotics make you feel sick ?

Side effects: Antibiotics can irritate the lining of your digestive tract. They also can kill the healthy bacteria in your intestines that keep everything in balance, leading to diarrhea and yeast infections. That's why it's important to only take antibiotics when they are medically indicated (i.e. For bacterial infections and not for viruses), and to take them correctly and finish the full course when you do. ...Read more

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