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Can antibiotics increase the risk of parasite infection?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Not generally.

Generally not, but confer with your doctor regarding where you will be traveling to, and what infections you are most concerned about.

In brief: Not generally.

Generally not, but confer with your doctor regarding where you will be traveling to, and what infections you are most concerned about.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care

In brief: Parasites/antibiotic

We live in a precarious balance between bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
. The balance serves to keep the deleterious elements in check and allowing us to thrive. By disturbing the bacterial balance in the body through the use of antibiotics, we run the risk that fungi and parasites may them thrive unchecked. Risk of infection by an unchecked element is one of the factors doctors in prescribing.

In brief: Parasites/antibiotic

We live in a precarious balance between bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
. The balance serves to keep the deleterious elements in check and allowing us to thrive. By disturbing the bacterial balance in the body through the use of antibiotics, we run the risk that fungi and parasites may them thrive unchecked. Risk of infection by an unchecked element is one of the factors doctors in prescribing.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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