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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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Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention? .

Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?

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Strep symptoms: Scarlet fever is one of the presentations of a group a streptococcus infection.The antibiotics used to treat the strep will kill off the germ & end the production of the chemical that produces the rash. Most respond rather well to initial abx rx. ...Read more

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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 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?

Couple things: Some strep germs produce a chemical that can cause a "sand-paper" type rash. That is usually seen early in the illness. If your son has been on the antibiotics for a few days then it is possible it could be al allergic drug rash. Call your md. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Persistent fever: With uti- the bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotic he is taking. He needs to see his doctor again. Unless sensitivities came back from his initial work up- urine culture and sensitivity , then his doctor need to change his antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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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Should I stop antibiotic use if I have the flu?

Should I stop antibiotic use if I have the flu?

Depends on reason: It depends on why you're taking the antibiotics. Antibiotics won't treat the flu, which is caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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