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Does taking antibiotics help with a fever?

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 more

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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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Is it ok if while taking antibiotics uou get a fever?

Is it ok if while taking antibiotics uou get a fever?

Fever: Normally you are prescribed antibiotics for a fever. If they are not working you may need to see your doctor to evaluate the scenario accurately. ...Read more

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I've been taking antibiotics for a week and still have fever, what should I do?

I've been taking antibiotics for a week and still have fever, what should I do?

Finish abx & tx symp: Since you are on abx for what is likely a virus, treat the symptoms with over the counter meds / tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, and give it a few more days. If worsening symptoms, then need rechecked by dr. ...Read more

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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 more

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Fever for 5 days. Taking antibiotics and asprin since. Should i be worried now?

Fever for 5 days. Taking antibiotics and asprin since. Should i be worried now?

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

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How long do scarlet fever symptoms last after taking antibiotics?

How long do scarlet fever symptoms last after taking antibiotics?

Scarlet fever: The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment though, even if you are better. ...Read more

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How long scarlet fever symptoms supposed to last after taking antibiotics?

How long scarlet fever symptoms supposed to last after taking antibiotics?

Scarlet fever: The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment though, even if you are better. ...Read more

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Can I go to school if i have scarlet fever? By the way I'm already taking antibiotics

Can I go to school if i have scarlet fever? By the way I'm already taking antibiotics

Once you are on an: antibiotic for 24 hours and are fever-free for 24 hours, you can return to school. The rash may last longer, but you are no longer contagious. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child 6 yrs with tonsillitis infection to have fever for 5 days. He is taking antibiotics and fever reliever. ?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more