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Are there safe over-the-counter medications that I can give a child to help his bacterial infection?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prescription only
Medications to treat bacterial infections are only available by prescription.
See your pediatrician or family doctor to confirm this is a bacterial infection and to give you the treatment options.

In brief: Prescription only
Medications to treat bacterial infections are only available by prescription.
See your pediatrician or family doctor to confirm this is a bacterial infection and to give you the treatment options.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bacterial infections require treatment with an appropriate antibiotic.
This can only be prescribed/decided by your physician. To think otherwise may possibly endanger the life of the affected person.

In brief: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bacterial infections require treatment with an appropriate antibiotic.
This can only be prescribed/decided by your physician. To think otherwise may possibly endanger the life of the affected person.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Help
Over the counter products like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen will not treat and or resolve a bacterial infection, but they can certainly help decrease temps and aches/soreness.

In brief: Help
Over the counter products like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen will not treat and or resolve a bacterial infection, but they can certainly help decrease temps and aches/soreness.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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