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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 taking antibiotics for an ear infection and I've had a nose bleed everyday for the past 4 days can the antibiotics be the reason to cause it?

I've been taking antibiotics for an ear infection and I've had a nose bleed everyday for the past 4 days can the antibiotics be the reason to cause it?

Unlikely: Anterior nose bleeds are related to irritant reactions in the frail capillaries of the nasal membranes. Fumes, dust, allergens, trauma all add to the difficulty. Keeping the nasal membranes moistened with saline wash or gel can usually end the symptom. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should my ear be leaking fluid after taking antibiotics?

I'm not sure, but should my ear be leaking fluid after taking antibiotics?

No: I presume you are taking an oral antibiotic. If you use an ear drop with antibiotic, some of the drop may come out of the ears. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my ear. The pain extends to my chew. I am taking antibiotics. Is it an infection?

I have a pain in my ear. The pain extends to my chew. I am taking antibiotics. Is it an infection?

Possibly: Referred pain to the throat is commonly found with inner or external ear infections or irritations. If these antibiotics were prescribed for you by a provider they feel that based on their exam you have an infection of some time. If you started them yourself there is no way to determine if you are even taking the correct ones for what you have and you should seek medical attention/examination. ...Read more

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Have been taking antibiotics on and off for my right ear which frequently feels the presence of water. Unable to get rid of the water.

Congestion: Ear infections are much less common in adults than they are in children. In many cases, this kind of sensation is due to congestion of the eustachian tubes, which connect the ear to the back of the throat. Antibiotics are useless for this problem; decongestants are far more effective. But if decongestants don't work, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has an ear infection and is now taking antibiotics. Is there any natural home remedy that I can add to help?

My baby has an ear infection and is now taking antibiotics. Is there any natural home remedy that I can add to help?

Probiotics: Sometimes it is nice to add a probiotic, the doctors I work with recommend culterelle, to help reduce the chance of diarrhea with the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have been taking antibiotics for ear infection for a week but my jaw still hurts whenever I chew. Could it be something other than ear infection?

I have been taking antibiotics for ear infection for a week but my jaw still hurts whenever I chew. Could it be something other than ear infection?

Could be TMJ: Could be ear infection. Could also be tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction. Could be wisdom tooth problem. If hour md/do saw reason to give you antibiotics, make sure you take them until all gone. In the meantime, see an orthodontist to check your occlusion and your jaw joint. If 3rd molar involved you will also be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My wife has an ear infection and she's taking antibiotics. But her cough is very bad and prevents her from getting any rest. How can we reduce cough?

My wife has an ear infection and she's taking antibiotics. But her cough is very bad and prevents her from getting any rest. How can we reduce cough?

OTC: Hi, please go to the pharmacy and get your wife some over the counter "Mucinex xDM".It is a cough suppressant and decongestant (which may also help ear).If you can'd find it, ask pharmacist for a different brand OTC cough suppressant. Follow the directions. If this is no help take her to doctor. Hope your wife feels better soon. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection for the past week and I been taking antibiotics, I can't hear out of my ear and it hurts a lot, I'm not sure what's happening?

I have an ear infection for the past week and I been taking antibiotics, I can't hear out of my ear and it hurts a lot, I'm not sure what's happening?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I am flying on plane 48 hours but have ear infection. I am taking antibiotics and decongestant. I can still feel fuild but they are popping Is it safe?

I am flying on plane 48 hours but have ear infection. I am taking antibiotics and decongestant. I can still feel fuild but they are popping Is it safe?

Eust. Tube: Plugged
you need to take a good antihistamine with decongestant
make sure to chew something like gum so your eustacian tubes are kept open
you could still feel discomfert as the plane ascends and descends due to the pressure difference ...Read more

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I have an ear infection and have been taking antibiotics for it! Can it affect my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) I'm on?

I have an ear infection and have been taking antibiotics for it! Can it affect my Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) I'm on?

NOT REALLY..: Usual antibiotics used for ear infection shouldn't interfere with your Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Relax....! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sore, blocked ears when you have an upper respiratory infection? Even after taking antibiotics?

Is it normal to have sore, blocked ears when you have an upper respiratory infection? Even after taking antibiotics?

Uri with blocked ear: Quite common. Try to pop the ears by grabbing your nose and blowing hard with you mouth closed. If this does not work try some afrin nasal spray for only 3 to 4 days. Over this you will get addicted to it. Give the antibiotic time to work. The infection is going to take 7 to 8 days to start to clear. Good luck. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I am taking antibiotics for an ear infection - and it is also making my replaced knee joint feel better. Why is that?

I am taking antibiotics for an ear infection - and it is also making my replaced knee joint feel better. Why is that?

Infected?: I am a dentist and we are aware that patients with joint replacements need to take an antibiotic prior to dental appointments to prevent infection around the artificial joint. The fact that the antibiotic made your knee feel better makes me wonder if you don't have an infection around the joint. I would contact the surgeon who did the replacement and tell them this asap! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction due to ear infection. Taking antibiotics and steroid. Okay to vaporize weed occasionally after it clears?

Diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction due to ear infection. Taking antibiotics and steroid. Okay to vaporize weed occasionally after it clears?

Marijuana: Greetings. The Eustachian tube involvement with the ear infection should clear nicely with the antibiotic steroid combination. Smoking vaporized marijuana after your infection is in the earliest stages of healing may not be the best idea. You are particularly sedative to irritants and this exposure could make things worse. ...Read more

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Male 37, 205lbs, 6'. Healthy Liver/Kidneys. What is the maximum dose of Tramadol per 24 hours for me? Extreme pain, ear infection, taking AntiBiotics

Male 37, 205lbs, 6'. Healthy Liver/Kidneys. What is the maximum dose of Tramadol per 24 hours for me? Extreme pain, ear infection, taking AntiBiotics

Ouch!: A short-term only maximum adult dose for severe pain is 300mg - Do not exceed 400mg! If 300mg is not effective - get to a doctor or ER. It can be addictive, so only use for an acute condition. I hope it works an that the antibiotic does too. ...Read more

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Hard painful pimples on right side of back. Taking antibiotics for sinus infection, but right ear and neck still hurt. Are they connected by the meds?

Painful pimples: You may have shingles on the right side if your back which is also affecting your neck and ear. Antibiotics would have no effect on the shingles asit is caused by a virus. ...Read more

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My hears won't unclog a urgent care doctor said I had a middle ear infection and I'm taking antibiotics but it doesn't help. WHAT'S WRONG?

My hears won't unclog a urgent care doctor said I had a middle ear infection and I'm taking antibiotics but it doesn't help. WHAT'S WRONG?

Ear Infection: It takes time for the infection and the fluid to be absorbed from the middle ear. Your Eustachian tube is also inflamed. Try blowing up a balloon several times a day and using OTC steroid nasal spray. ...Read more

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Have strep throat so started taking antibiotics. Now right ear infected. Is there natural remedy to cure this or will I take another antibiotics?

Have strep throat so started taking antibiotics. Now right ear infected. Is there natural remedy to cure this or will I take another antibiotics?

No and depends: No natural remedy for strep throat or ear infections. Depending on the antibiotic you are presently taking for the strep throat, may often treat the ear infection also. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking antibiotics bring a skin abscess to a head?

Will taking antibiotics bring a skin abscess to a head?

Helps: Appropriate antibiotics will help localize an infection. Hot salt water soaks will also help it come to a head. ...Read more

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I have recurring staph on the lower cheek area of my bottom that won't go away There is no head to drain Taking antibiotics & Hibiclens Suggestions?

I have recurring staph on the lower cheek area of my bottom that won't go away There is no head to drain Taking antibiotics & Hibiclens Suggestions?

Staph infection: Add bleach to your bath water and soak. For 5 to 10 minutes. Add a half-cup of 6% bleach (ultimate concentration of bath water was 0.005% bleach).

http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/707974

Change underwear frequently and wear loose (not tight) clothing to let skin breathe. ...Read more

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Have an toe infection, taking antibiotics (for four days) but it doesn't seem to be healing all too well. What is possibly going on & what should I do?

Have an toe infection, taking antibiotics (for four days) but it doesn't seem to be healing all too well. What is possibly going on & what should I do?

Ingrown nail?: This may be due to an ingrown toenail, you should see a podiatrist who can properly evaluate and treat the problem. I do notbrecommend putting off treating an infection. ...Read more

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I just had a dental abscess. I have been taking antibiotics and painkillers for four days, but they are not helping at all. What should I do?

I just had a dental abscess. I have been taking antibiotics and painkillers for four days, but they are not helping at all. What should I do?

Antibiotics only?: Depending on the cause and severity of the abscess, antibiotics may be of little value, unless the cause of your infection is definitively treated. Usually root canal treatment, periodontal gum surgery or tooth extraction are needed to actually treat your problem. Antibiotics work best in conjunction with the above mentioned treatment. See your dentist or appropriate dental specialist. ...Read more

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Went 2 the hospital 4 server pains in my bladder, said it was bladder infection. I've been taking antibiotics for four days is clear discharge normal?

Went 2 the hospital 4 server pains in my bladder, said it was bladder infection. I've been taking antibiotics for four days is clear discharge normal?

Here are some. ..: Save time and energy to work closely with the treating doc for timely follow-up and modification of care for UTI, pregnancy, etc. Online chat would not suffice to the point but indirect guessing which may add more unnecessary confusion, anxiety, and fear because of uncertainty; direct talk, exam, and care for your current would be more certain and beneficial. Of course, online chat has its unique. ...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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My strep b test came back positive im taking antibiotics now and when I go in labor will my baby be ok. I have four other kids and never had this.?

My strep b test came back positive im taking antibiotics now and when I go in labor will my baby be ok. I have four other kids and never had this.?

GBS Positive: All OB patients are screened for group b streptococcus (gbs) @ 35-36 weeks. If positive, it simply means you carry a bacteria that has been implicated with neonatal sepsis. In the past, we only treated moms @ risk for infection, preemies, or prior neonatal infections. Now, we protect the infant by giving abx in labor to prevent infection as a precaution. Your baby will do just fine, f/u with ob. ...Read more

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Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?

Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?

That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops alone, and the drainage should have noticeably lessened by now. In otitis media with a ruptured ear drum the drops won't be enough unless the hole in the ear drum is large, or you have a tube in your ear. ...Read more

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My daughter was hospitalized for 5 days with RSV a month ago. She is stuffed up, and is on antibiotics for an ear infection right now. Can it be RSV?

My daughter was hospitalized for 5 days with RSV a month ago. She is stuffed up, and is on antibiotics for an ear infection right now. Can it be RSV?

Rsv/om: RSV can take awhile to recover. 50% of those infants that wheeze will go on to develop asthma, esp with family hx.
Treat now if no wheezing as a cold with finishing antibiotic for ear infection. Welcome to Health tap
Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I have been on antibotic for four days and there is no relief on my abcessed tooth. My throat and ears hurt really badand I have headaches. I have no money for dentist. Whatshould I do?

I have been on antibotic for four days and there is no relief on my abcessed tooth. My throat and ears hurt really badand I have headaches. I have no money for dentist. Whatshould I do?

Need to be seen ASAP: If you have been on antibiotics for 4 days for an abscessed tooth with pain and possible swelling of the throat or difficulty swallowing, you need to be treated by someone asap. An abscess involving the throat can be serious. Your choices for treatment could include a dental school if one is nearby, a dental office willing to treat you with some type of financial arrangement, or go to the er. ...Read more

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10 days Diarrhea after taking antibiotics?

10 days Diarrhea after taking antibiotics?

Diarrhea: It is possible you may have C DIFF (clostridium difficile) colitis. A stool test can help determine this. Please take probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus) which are available without prescription, and stay hydrated. Seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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If you have a uti, after a few days of taking antibiotics are you still contagious?

No: You want to make sure you treat the infection so it does not get worse and so resistant bacteria do not build up. But not contagious at all. ...Read more

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Feeling pain on knee wound. Taking antibiotics for 2 days. How long pain will last?

Feeling pain on knee wound. Taking antibiotics for 2 days. How long pain will last?

Varies: Pain depends on your tolerance level as well as other factors that will affect the healing of this wound. If it, s infected it heals more slowly than if not. Keep the wound clean and dry with limited movement to promote healing. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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I've been taking antibiotics for 3 days and see no results yet should I wait longer before going back to Doctor?

I've been taking antibiotics for 3 days and see no results yet should I wait longer before going back to Doctor?

Unfortunately: You didn't mention why you were taking antibiotics. Some infections respond quite rapidly, some more slowly, but for most you would start to see some benefit. If you are at all concerned why not at least reach out to your treating physician. ...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