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Supposed To Take Antibiotics 3 Times Per Day Every Hours Is That
8 hours?: Generally most antibiotics are taken one hour before food or two hours after food; some are taken with food. You do not need to get up in the middle of the night to take the antibiotic; morning, afternoon and before bed is fine. Please check with your md to be sure which foods to avoid or if yours should be taken with food. ...Read more
8, give or take: 24 divided by 3 is 8, so an interval of 8 hours is about right. However, with antibiotics, you don't have to be quite that exact, so you can be off by a couple hours. ...Read more
Usually yes: Although there are potential side effects from doing this you have to weigh it against having the recurrent infections and taking frequent shorter courses of antibiotic. I routinely place people on courses such as this for recurrent uti. By treating the disease your bladder can heal giving you back your natural defenses. Www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Persistent allergic cough since 10 days. Yellowish phlegm at times. Am taking cetrizine/expecorant. Should I take antibiotics as there is no relief?
Probably not...: If your cough is due to allergies, you may have some bronchospasm which is best treated with a bronchodilator inhaler and possibly a steroid inhaler. You need to see your doctor for evaluation. You may even need pulmonary function testing to see if the cough is due to bronchospasm. Antibiotics would only be indicated if there was a clear bacterial etiology which you do not describe. ...Read more
I had to take antibiotics for 20 days and had protected sex a few times. My period is 1 week late and a home preg. Test came back negative. Could I be?
Am I pregnant? I am 18 years old and I am on birth control, but I recently had to take antibiotics. I had unprotected sex and my boyfriend ejaculated in my a couple times. My period is expected to in 13 days, but I started bleeding. It started out brown t
Take a test: It's possible that you may be pregnant. Some antibiotics can decrease the effectivemess of birth control pills. Plus, birth control while very effective is never 100%. Check a home pregnancy test to confirm. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and easy to perform. If you don't have access to one, see your doctor and get it done in the office. ...Read more
I have chickenpox (4 days in) and my doc prescribe me cefpo200. I've been told your aren't supposed to take antibiotics. What should I do?
I keep getting recurrent bouts of glan dular fever, every 3 weeks or so, have to take antibiotics to clear chest. I am fairly healthy normaly, keep workn?
Rest and listen: Glandular fever is a viral infection, not necessary to take recurrent antibiotics. If having recurrent symptoms a body is screaming that it's not getting what it needs. Often that is rest. Pay attention to a lifestyle at doesn't give your body a chance to heal if symptoms recur. ...Read more
Is it true we need to take antibiotics for three days before our teeth being removed for tooth abscesses?
No such rule: There is no such rule regarding this postponement in treatment. In my opinion, and I fully understand other dentists may disagree with me, in almost all cases, especially with otherwise healthy individuals, the sooner the cause of the infection is addressed the better. There are some exceptions to this policy. Rarely, if ever, had a problem doing it this way in 40 years. It's a prof judgment call. ...Read more
No: Many times bronchitis has a viral etiology. In fact in the first 5-7 days of illness you are much more likely to have a viral infection than a bacterial infection. I encourage my patients to try and wait for a week before starting antibiotics. However, you still may need medications to control symptoms such as nasal drainage and cough. ...Read more
I have no clear bacteria in my urine, but every time I take antibiotics, my frequency symptoms disappear. Then re-appears. Why?
No: It's not uncommon for your surgeon to recommend antibiotics prior to dental cleanings for the first two years after a total joint. Antibiotics are not necessary after a typical cut. ...Read more
My libia minora is swollen and filled with puss my obgyn tells me take antibiotics and wait, this happens every month, please tell me what I can do.?
See below: If you have a Bartholin's cyst and this keep reoccurring - then you need a procedure called a marsupialization to prevent this from reoccurring. ...Read more
My mom have hypertension so dentist is afraid to pull her tooth that always ache. Is it ok that she always take antibiotics every time her tooth swell?
..BP controlled asap: 36 y/o Female says My mom has hypertension so dentist is afraid to pull her tooth that always ache. Is it ok that she always take antibiotics every time her tooth swells? If BP is high she needs to see her PCP to get it Controlled asap. Tooth Pain can also contribute to the high Blood Pressure. No overuse of antibiotics is not recommended. ...Read more
I've been pooping yellowish to orangish water for three days now and weren't able to go to work or even outside for a stroll. Can I take antibiotics?
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be from foods, medications, infections (bacteria, parasites, viruses), functional disorders to name a few etiologies. It is important to know the exact etiology of the diarrhea before treating. Only in some cases of bacterial diarrhea do we treat with antibiotics because it may make the person more ill or cause a chronic carrier state. Best if >3 days of diarrhea to see your doc. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ear infection did not take antibiotics not really sick but ear still feel wet three weeks later no other symptoms?
Unclear question: If you are getting discharge from your ear, your ear drum may be perforated and you should consult a doctor, better an ENT specialist. ...Read more
I have been getting ear infections with no pain for the past three months with white puss? I don't want to take antibiotics again. What should I do?
ENT: You should seen an ENT doctor to determine why you are getting recurrent ear infections, they may also have other ways to treat them. ...Read more
Is it normal to be asked to take antibiotics only about an hour before a prostate biopsy? Thought you needed about a full day.
I have pylori and ulcers in my tummy I've tried the triple antibiotic treatment 3 times it makes me sick and I'm in pain why is it I'm not getting cur?
What happens when I take antibiotics only for a day (2 capsules) due to realising I don't need them?
Probably: Nothing but on/off antibiotic use can lead to antibiotic resistant organisms. ...Read more
Suppose to take antibiotics 4x day. I keep forgetting the 4th dose. Can I just take it 3x a day as long as I finish it all.
Depends: What antibiotics and its half life. Most antibiotics are taking 2 to 3 x a day. However is important to ask the prescriber. ...Read more
My friend had erisipela and had to take antibiotics. The day I visited her, she finished her antibiotic pills. Could I get infected by her if touched?
Strep infection: It's very unlikely that you would 'catch' the same germ that your friend had, which by the way is 'Strep' - the same germ that causes Strep throat. Especially true if your friend JUST FINISHED antibiotics for that -it should have killed anything there. My question is, did you have contact BEFOREHAND that might have resulted in you 'carrying' the Strep. If you're feeling fine, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
Is it possible to take antibiotics and aswell as suppository? Not at the same time but in one day. This is for treating UTI
Antibx/suppository: Shouldn't really matter unless you're planning to take both orally at the same time or both anally at the same time. ...Read more
Had a cervical epidural c dexamethasone. 1 day passed I don't feel chil but my temp 36.5degrees celcius. Should I take antibiotics? Can it b infection?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are not indicated since your temp is normal. No sign of infection. ...Read more
I have chronic sinusitis, I've been told to take antibiotics when showing symptoms, my symptoms come for a day then go for a day! How do I know when?
Sinusitis: That doesn't appear to be very sound advice. You need to be under the care of a good ENT who can do a more comprehensive approach with nasal endoscopy, cultures of your sinuses with culture directed antibiotics, imaging and possibly surgery. It doesn't seem appropriate to have you making the decision when to take antibiotics and you should not be on antibiotics all the time. ...Read more
Can I take antibiotics once a day instead of twice? I'm suppose to be taking 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Can I just take 1000 mg once a day or would that be too much?
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