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Permanent Damage From Antibiotics
I've had epididymitis for almost 4 months now. After finishing antibiotics it return. Is this permanent or curable?
No: Antibiotics help reduce the number of bacteria in the glands that cause acne but they do not eliminate the bacteria entirely and when you stop it goes back to what it was unless you are past that acne stage. For some this is in the late teenage years but some people have troublesome acne through much of their adult life. ...Read more
Yes: Please discuss options with a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read more
If your vagina/vulva doesn't feel normal for 11 weeks & you've took every antibiotic can it b possible it can be permanently damaged ?
What antibiotics are relatively safe in terms of side effects like compared to fluroquinolones where you can get permanent neurological damage?
Rare, why worry?: Neurological damage is extremely rare with fluoroquinolones. Why are you worried about it? All antibiotics have their side effects, and most others have more common serious ones than neuro from FQs. If you have (or someday have) an infection for which your doctor recommends FQ treatment, you should follow that advice. ...Read more
How concerned should I be taking the oral antibiotic, minocycline, and any permanent skin/tooth discoloration occurring at the dosage of 100mg q.d. ?
Can antibiotics and illness ruin my immune system? Took vancomycin for meningitis, recovered. So is my immune system permanently damaged for life now?
NO: your immune system is back to normal. Antibiotics do not ruin your immune system ...Read more
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