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Can I get list of antibiotics by strength?

Can I get list of antibiotics by strength?

List of Antibiotics: You can get lists of antibiotics readily available from many sources on the Internet. Strength of an antibiotic is a rather subjective thing as it depends on which bacteria you are trying to treat. For example, Penicillin is very effective for Strep Throat but will not treat most skin infections. This doesn't make it any weaker an antibiotic that Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which would treat both. Just different. ...Read more

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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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Why does my child need to finish their antibiotic?

Why does my child need to finish their antibiotic?

Partial treatment: If you don't complete a course of antibiotics, you may leave some infection that is partially treated. This is the number one cause of antibiotic resistance. Furthermore, if you fail to complete treatment for strep throat, you risk developing late complications of strep. These include damage to joints, kidneys and lungs, among other things. ...Read more

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Expired antibiotic is it a problem for the child?

May not work: While the antibiotic is not likely going to harm the child, the harm is that it may not work. If your child has an infection that needs treatment, then they need an unexpired antibiotic to treat the infection. The untreated infection is more the danger, not the old, useless antibiotic. ...Read more

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My child will not take her antibiotics. What do I do?

My child will not take her antibiotics. What do I do?

No choices: This is a common problem. Children often refuse medicines, but there are no choices. Medicines can be flavored but this often does not work. This is a battle that you must win. It is hard but be persistent and once you win the battle the fighting will be over. Do whatever it takes! ...Read more

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Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Yes-- only if needed: It is possible to use oral antibiotics in a young baby. However, they should only be used if the child has a bacterial infection. Many infections in young children (such as common colds) are viral in etiology and will get better on their own without antibiotics. Using antibiotics when not medically appropriate can cause them to be less effective when your child gets very sick & really needs them. ...Read more

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My kid is having continuous cold for more than a month even after having antibiotics.

No Use for Antibioti: Antibiotic therapy — there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of the common cold [6]. Antibiotic therapy does not prevent secondary bacterial infection, may cause significant side effects, and may contribute to increasing bacterial antimicrobial resistance. ...Read more

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Child finished 5 day course of antibiotic but the bottle still has some left should I give it to him an extra day. It says give it to him 5 days?

Child finished 5 day course of antibiotic but the bottle still has some left should I give it to him an extra day. It says give it to him 5 days?

Antibiotics: 5 days course of antibiotic, probably Zithromax. No need to give an extra dose. Stick to the instruction of the doctor and your child may need a follow up appointment with his doctor. ...Read more

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Child prescribed antibuotic antibiotic for 5 days but there is still some left, should he take it one extra day or just toss the leftover medicine?

Child prescribed antibuotic antibiotic for 5 days but there is still some left, should he take it one extra day or just toss the leftover medicine?

Antibiotic left: It's wise to finish the course of antibiotics that was prescribed depending on the Diagnosis. Removing symptoms doesn't guarantee cure
A child might be treated for an ear infection +
If course of antibiotics isn't completed, there is increased chance of the infection coming back.
The antibiotic is prescribed
1) to alleviate the symptoms
2) Treat +cure infection
3) Prevent reinfection ...Read more

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What are the effects of constantly taking antibiotics on children?

A big: Concern that ultimately resistant infections will develop. Change in flora can lead to other issues like c diff colitis. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics safe for children?

Are antibiotics safe for children?

Yes: All antibiotics may have side effects including very rare serious ones. However, if used properly the safety of the antibiotic far, far outweighs the danger of the complications the infection may cause. Always check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make children sweat?

Can antibiotics make children sweat?

Unlikely: Difficult to answer definitively since you have not specified an antibiotic, but am unaware, with the exception of allergic reactions, that this is an explanation for children's perspiration. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child is allergic to antibiotics?

How can you tell if a child is allergic to antibiotics?

Several ways: There are several pathways that cause drug allergy. The classic one is immediate, ige mediated and usually occurs within 1 hour of exposure. There are other pathways which can be delayed from a day to several weeks. You will usually see a type of rash as one of the first symptoms in mos cases but that does not necessarily rule out a hypersensitivity reaction. Monitor all symptoms carefully. ...Read more

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Do kids need antibiotics after baby rootcanal and crown?

Do kids need antibiotics after baby rootcanal and crown?

Not usually: Usually Pulpotomies (baby teeth root canals) and stainless steel crowns are used to fix badly decayed baby teeth before they abscess, so no antibiotic is needed. If the dentist is trying to save an abscessed baby tooth (not often done, but possible under some circumstances) then an antibiotic would be appropriate both before and after a pulpotomy. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Sometimes: Unfortunately antibiotic abuse is all too common. You need to be sure that the use of an antibiotic is absolutely necessary. They can lead to bowel yeast infection that can influence the overall health of the child. ...Read more

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Should I treat my child with antibiotics after black fly bite?

Should I treat my child with antibiotics after black fly bite?

Fly Bite: It's never recommended to start antibiotic medication without examination by a doctor. Though infected bites do need to be treated with antibiotics, it's important to let your doctor examine the bite and make that determination. ...Read more

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How soon can a child with bronchitis being treated with antibiotics?

How soon can a child with bronchitis being treated with antibiotics?

Immediately if....: As soon as diagnosed with a bacterial infection. Antibiotics do not help viral infections which most " bronchitis" in chidren is caused by. And there is no simple test 100% accurate for this such as bloodwork or xrys. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is allergic to her antibiotics or something else?

Timing: When your child has several allergic reactions, if there was the same exposure before each, that is the most likely allergen. ...Read more

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My child vomited his antibiotic. Now he will not take any at all. What do I do?

Call the doctor: An antibiotic is given to treat a bacterial infection. If your child is not taking the medication, then you need to check with the pediatrician to see what options he/she would recommend. ...Read more

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How long should pneumonia last in children and is it normal to be on antibiotics for six weeks?

How long should pneumonia last in children and is it normal to be on antibiotics for six weeks?

M.D. visit: After an infection in the lungs, there may be inflammation which can last weeks to months. Most infections will resolve within 1 week to 10 days. If the infection is not well controlled, persistent symptoms including fever and an abnormal chest radiograph at 6 weeks may occur. Your physician may consider repeating the chest x ray, ordering a complete white cell count, after further assessment. ...Read more

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A 3-year-old child is diagnosed to have urti. Is it necessary to initially give him antibiotics?

URI-no, UTI-yes: Uti is urinary tract infection. These infections are usually bacterial and are treated with antibiotics. Uri is upper respiratory infection. These infections are usually viral and should not be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics given for me to are antibiotics given for measles and how do I know if my child has it?

Measles Rx: Antibiotics are not used to treat Measles, as this is a viral infection which will not respond to any current antibiotic. Diagnosis of measles is typically done by a physician by physical findings, vaccination status and bloodwork. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics. Help!?

What do you suggest if my child has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics. Help!?

Re-evaluate: Treatment failure should prompt re-evaluation. Perhaps the original diagnosis was not completely accurate, or the medication regimen was not appropriate, or taken as directed. ...Read more

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Child prescribed antibiotics for congestion he has had for 3 weeks, no other symptoms, does he truly need an antibiotic for this? Conflicted

Child prescribed antibiotics for congestion he has had for 3 weeks, no other symptoms, does he truly need an antibiotic for this? Conflicted

Not for congestion: You may have some paperwork that lists a diagnosis from the visit. I don't use abx for congestion, but I was not there. If the doc found a sinus or chest infection I would. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any. ...Read more

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Do you have a list of antibiotics drugs for pid?

Do you have a list of antibiotics drugs for pid?

CDC 2010: The CDC 2010 guidelines are available for download and they outline the various treatment protocols approved for PID management in a variety of clinical circumstances and scenarios ...Read more