If I have flu-like symptoms but high neutrophils and normal lymphocytes should I take antibiotics?

Need more info. A shift of neutrophils vs lymphocytes can suggest a bacterial vs viral infection, but it is not at all a clear indication that antibiotics are needed. See your clinician for more history and exam, ad possibly more tests defending on symptoms and exam findings.

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Flu like symptoms bloody mucusiral bacteria blood in thick mucus. What antibiotics to take for this?

Bacteria. Cultures of bacteria must be interpreted by what organisms are isolated and from what clinical materials and in the context of signs and symptoms of illness in the patient, along with other factors like physical exam and other lab findings. Would never base antibiotic therapy on the information you have provided. Discuss this with your doctor. Read more...

I ve bronciectasis for last 4 years I v been needing antibiotics so frequently 4 flu like symptoms, any better solutions/ alternative treatments?

Perhaps. There are several causes of bronchiectasis. My first question is whether you are seeing a pulmonologists and what kind of work up have you had. The proper treatment includes bronchodilators with antibiotics based on culture results. Make sure you are seeing a specialist. Read more...
Not really! Brochiectasis is permanent. Individualsc can be treated, such that chronic recurrent infections are less frequent, but will not return to normal. Read more...
Bronciectasid. Make sure that your doctors have checked you for allergy, sinusitis, reflux and zenker's diverticulum. All of these alone or in combination can continue to affect your already compromised lungs. Also try to eliminate irritants and toxins... Fabric softeners, dryer sheets, scented products and dust. Sometimes you need an ent, allergist, a GI specialist and a pulmonologist to maximize your lungs. Read more...

I've had persistent flu like symptoms, have seen the doctor 3 times in 3 months, and it seems to be getting worse. Antibiotics are not working. Why?

See another doctor. This may not be something that antibiotics is going to treat. Persistent flu like symptoms is a little concerning. If your symptoms are headache/fever/chills/muscle aches/sore throat, etc... There is something serious going on. I would see someone who is going to do more than treat with antibiotics. Read more...
Hmmmm... If you mean runny stuffy nose, sore throat fever and fatigue, for that duration, i'm thinking mononucleosis. Antibiotics wont help mono. Supportive care and time is the management for mono. Read more...

I've had flu like symptoms for 2 weeks now. The doctor has given me antibiotics for a sinus infection but I'm still feeling achy, breathless, hot and cold and no energy?

Time for recheck. Most uncomplicated viral illnesses get better within 5-10 days, even if treated with an antibiotic for a bacterial infection. The fact that you're going 14 days without improvement in symptoms is concerning. You should absolutely followup with your doctor- they'll re-examine you and see if this is the normal course for your illnesses, or if there's something else going on. Read more...

Flu? 13yr old had flu shot, on antibiotics, but has flu-like symptoms: all over body / muscle aches, heavy limbs, coughing, exhausted, congestion, but no or mild fever. Should he see his dr or wait?

See doctor. Did doctor do a rapid influenza test? Although they are not always accurate, if it is +, he might benefit from tamiflu, (oseltamivir) if he's been sick under 48 hrs. Also, why is he on an antibiotic? They don't help viral illnesses like influenza. If he has a bacterial infection, is on the right antibiotic, the infection may be spreading. Doctor would need to modify treatment. Read more...
See MD. Who gave the antibiotics? They are of no use with viral infections. Do not be your sons' doctor. Get a consult. Best of luck! Read more...