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Throwing Up After Taking Antibiotics
Its been 7 days since i stop taking antibiotics for my stomach and a medicine for ulcers but my stomach got so messed up that am still throwing up.
Resistance: Depending on the antibiotic and the dose since some antibiotic program only requires you to take it for 3 days. However early termination of the antibiotic may allow the bacteria time to develop resistance to the antibiotic and thus it is unwise to do so. On the other hand, you may get better nonetheless if the antibiotic was prescribed for a viral infection. ...Read more
Yes!: Either repeated taking antibiotics and failing to get treatment, creating more immune bacteria or prescribing an ineffective antibiotic or taking the medicine without immediate followup could all be reasons why a toothache might be worse with antibiotic therapy. Don't delay, see your dentist ASAP! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if infected.: Antibiotics should do nothing for a spider bite unless of course it is infected. This is not common, but can happen. I suppose that if you had a spider bite and you took anything and the bite regressed as it was wont to do, you could attribute succes to the ingested agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prolonged cough: How long has the cough persisted and is there still production of phlegm? Many of my patients are surprised to hear that cough after significant upper respiratory infection can persist up to 6 weeks! suggest meeting with your doctor if the cough is longer than 4weeks, to determine other potential causes of your cough not related to the infection concern. ...Read more
Depends...: On what you mean. May feel better after a day or 2 of antibiotic rx for a bacterial infection, but need to continue the course to prevent relapse, and resistant organism. Continuing beyond appropriate duration can increase risk for c difficile infection (can occur even after short course), don't get additional improvement, may alter flora, and make for resistant germs. ...Read more
My UTI will not go away. I have been taking a lot of different antibiotics one after the other. How much is too much for antibiotic use?
Depends: There is no set number of times until resistance develops. That being said, if the symptoms keep returning it is possible that you do not actually have an infection but another condition called interstitial cystitis. You should see a urologist for complete evaluation. ...Read more
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