Is it ever okay to stop taking antibiotics early? (they were prescribed to me for a cat bite, no infection ever took root, now I have a yeast infectio
Talk to doctor 1st. Sometimes it's okay to stop antibiotics early, but talk to your doctor 1st. With bites, we worry about bacteria being pushed into the skin and causing a deeper infection, that's why we routinely give abx even before we see an infection - it's more to prevent infection. I usually recommend my patients start something like Monistat for the yeast inf, but discuss w/ me about the abx before stopping.