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Doctor insights on: Permanent Damage From Antibiotics

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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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Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

No: They do not permanently cure acne, rather they just control it while you take the medication. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

No: If it was a vaginal infection that was treated, no. If was a STD vaginal infection, then there can be damage to the vaginal, cervix and Fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are relatively safe in terms of side effects like compared to fluroquinolones where you can get permanent neurological damage?

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