should i still take my antibiotics?

Question by ♥SaraBaby♥: should i still take my antibiotics?
so the doctor thought i had strep, but that test was negative. So she done two other tests on me: a throat culture and mononucleosis. those tests wouldn’t come back until three days later so in the mean time she prescribed me some antibiotics (penicillin). today i get a phone call from the nurse stating that my mono came back positive? but here is the funny thing. right when i started taking the antibiotics, i have felt much better and my throat is almost entirely cleared up. now from what i hear and have been told by the doctors and nurse. antibiotics does not treat mono. and mono takes about 2-4 weeks to clear up (if not longer). but the nurse told me to quit taking my antibiotics...

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Antibiotics and the contraceptive pill?

Question by : Antibiotics and the contraceptive pill?
I am currently on the acne antibiotic: lymecyline. I have to take one of these tablets everyday. I am looking to go on the contraceptive pill but I am wandering if taking constant antibiotics will interfeer with the reliability on the pill? Any ideas i will be very grateful :)

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Answer by Ash
YES. Antibiotics DO effect birth control. Call your doctors office and ask if that particular one is strong enough to. Not all of them are.

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Antibiotics and birth control?

Question by hereinyourarms.: Antibiotics and birth control?
I’m on birth control. Today I was prescribed an antibiotic. I’m not going to start taking them until Sunday night (72 hours after having sex). How long should I wait to have sex after finishing the antibiotic?

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Answer by Mary Kontrarry
You NEED to take them NOW. Use a condom for the rest of your cycle.

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How do antibiotics fight off Lyme Disease?

Question by Christopher: How do antibiotics fight off Lyme Disease?
I know that antibiotics can help against Lyme Disease, but what is it exactly that they do? How do they fight against it?

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Answer by norton g
Christopher – Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Antibiotics are medications used specifically to kill or disable bacteria. All bacteria are prokaryotic organisms, meaning that their cells are different than cells of the human body...

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Do you need the right antibiotic to treat Urinary Tract Infection?

Question by You bastards!: Do you need the right antibiotic to treat Urinary Tract Infection?
I still have it even though I have been on lots of antibiotics, it’s still not going away. They are currently doing a Urine Culture which should indicate what kind of bacteria I have.

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Answer by Lex
Yes, the need a certain type of antibiotic that works specifically for you, that is why the other kinds aren’t working.

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How fast do antibiotics work?

Question by Denise J: How fast do antibiotics work?
i just got prescribed antibiotics for my persistent sore throat (had it for about a week) ive just taken my second pill and i have to take 3 a day. when will the antibiotics start working and when will my sore throat be gone??

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Answer by Mindi
You should start noticing your throat feeling better in 2-3 days. Just make sure that you take all of your antibiotics even if you start feeling better or else your infection will not go away.

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Antibiotics, birth control, and periods.?

Question by ~*MoMmY: Antibiotics, birth control, and periods.?
I’m on an antibiotic for a kidney infection and my period started… Will I still get a period in two weeks when I start the placebo… Can I start a new pack when I was supposed to start the placebo? Also… Antibiotics decrease the effectiveness does that mean I have to use backup for a whole pack for it to work again?

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Answer by David
ask a pharmacist! they know the answer to these questions. don,t guess. my 13 year old niece is testament to how antibiotics interferes with b.c.

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Q&A: Using antibiotics same type twice?

Question by Questioner: Using antibiotics same type twice?
Okay, I had strep throat.

I was given the same kind of antibiotics one.

two weeks later, I was given Amoxcillian.

Two weeks after, now, I am being given the same type of antibiotic like the first one… But these are more powerful 825 mg while my old ones were like 250 mg or somwthing like that.

Anyways, will these antibiotics work?
The amoxciallian didn’t seem to have killed all the strep.

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Answer by J in B
It´s Amoxacillin, and it might work but in general it´s bad practice, as it promotes the emergence of resistant strains. Ask your doctor about changing to Ciprofloxacin

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Q&A: Antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?

Question by joey g: Antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?
I had my wisdom teeth out yesterday,[all 4] and the doctor gave me these strong antibiotics [ im allergic to penicillin] so im on clyndamycin [sp?] and its upsetting my stomach even with food! Do i absolutley NEED to take these in absence of a bacterial infection?

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Answer by ?
Yes because they will prevent any infection as well. You literally have gaping holes in your gums now. If they were to get infected it would be a very serious problem. The pain from an infection would be severe and it runs the risk of spreading. Your mouth is one of the dirtiest most bacteria filled parts of your body and the sockets from the pulled teeth run a high risk of infection. You should stay on the antibiotics.

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How long on IV antibiotics?

Question by Jason S: How long on IV antibiotics?
If a person has an infection from Cellutosis and is receiving antibiotics via IV, how long before the infection goes away and the IV can be removed?

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Answer by affy007
Do you mean cellulitis?
If so, the Mayo clinic advises:
“Cellulitis treatment may involve a prescription oral antibiotic. You’ll likely recheck with your doctor one to two days after starting an antibiotic to ensure that the infection is responding to treatment. You’ll need to take the antibiotic for 10 to 14 days.

In most cases, signs and symptoms of cellulitis disappear after a few days. If they don’t clear up, if they’re extensive or if you have a high fever, you may need to be hospitalized and receive antibiotics through your veins (intravenously).

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