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Does Taking Antibiotics Help With A Fever
Possibly: If a fever is being caused by a bacterial infection, and that infection is being successfully treated with an appropriate antibiotic, then the fever should go down. If, however, it is a viral infection, a bacterial infection resistant to the current antibiotic, or a fever not caused by an infection, then the antibiotic will play no role in reducing the fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son keep having a fever for 7 days. He was diagnos with strep through 7 day ago. He been taking antibiotics for 7 day now. Fever does not go away.
? how labeled ?: Was this based on a strep test or just called strep. Even if test positive, the kid can have a co-infection with mono or other virus. Strep is easily managed by using the penicillin based antibiotics if they are given as prescribed.I would contact the kids doc and discuss the pattern you are seeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Office visit needed: After 5 days of fever, most doctors would want to perform a physical evaluation and perhaps laboratory tests if no source of infection is found on exam. It could be a urinary tract infection which is resistant to the antibiotics you are taking. Hard to say without more info. ...Read more
49 y/o has fever for 3weeks. He's taking antibiotics and paracetamol. but fever still comes back after 6 hours taking the medicine. Fever is worse
Is it normal for a child 6 yrs with tonsillitis infection to have fever for 5 days. He is taking antibiotics and fever reliever. ?
Hello: It is fairly common to see a child suffering with tonsillitis to maintain a fever while on abx and analgesics. Things that could account for the persistent fever may be fluid intake, possibly a resistant bacteria or the development of an abscess. See your family doctor for continued care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?
I have developed a fever swelling is spreading, is this normal? I am taking antibiotics and got a shot of antibiotics at the hospital I've only been on meds for one day. Overall I don't feel well
Recheck: If not improved by tomorrow, then see your DR. If worsening today, then call DR today. ...Read more
My son is still taking antibiotics for scarlet fever, this morning he woke up with a rash on his left cheek and back in his body , what is it?
My husband is diagnosed with uti. After taking antibiotics prescribed by his doctor for 4 days, he still has persistent fever. He's taking paracetamol?
Fever 99.5 to 100.9 for 4 daysear ringing 4 days and stuffed a lot of sinus pressure hoe long does a sinus infection last taking antibiotics 4 days now?
Need diagnosis.: Almost all sinus infections start with a viral upper respiratory infection. Therefore, the antibiotic may be of no use and could be harmful because the drug may be destroying normal flora which are beneficial. The entire symptomatology is consistent with vrs (viral rhino-sinusitis. The most objective way to diagnose and treat is to obtain a culture of lateral wall of nose and identify bug. ...Read more
I have had a strong headache, fever of 39 c, sore throat for 2 days. Do you think I have a throat infection? Shall i start taking antibiotics?
I'm I'll with what I thought to be a cold and sore throat. Started taking antibiotics about 4 days ago. I started feeling better, but late yesterday evening I started running a fever and having very loose/watery stool. Not sure if it's an alergies reactio
Probably antibiotic: Diarrhea is a very common side effect from antibiotics. While it is usually self limited, it can also be a sign of a serious colon infection known as Clostridium Difficile colitis. I think you should call you doctor to discuss the situation, and appropriate course of action. Call today. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How can u break a fever?.When will i expect to get better i'm taking antibiotics which is on my profile.I have headaches, runny nose and sore throat
Culture + bacterial: If u had cultures and they were positive, a switch 2 a 2nd antibiotic that the bacteria was sensitive 2. If no cultures were done ur out of luck 4 a diff antibio. A new one would b a guess as was the 1st. Also if viral antibios won't help, and it will just run its course. If no cult. U may b should b cn and try 2 see if it will point 2 bacterial and may show some resistance 2 some other antibio. ...Read more
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