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help picking out antibiotic for summer allergies/fall flu

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Def_Starr

okay so over the past few years , i been put on zpak by my primary care and amoxcillian once by my dentist for wisdom tooth extraction. I also took augentin last week for 14days cause i felt something coming on, and when i feel it i dont wait i get on it immediately.

 

I wanted to get some amoxcillian or augumentin just to have just in case, the doctor visit was expensive, and augumentin helps with sinusitis , if i take them when i have to when absolutely necessary will later on my body reject them?

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girlgerms

I dont think overuse of antibiotics make you immune to them, I think it makes virus/bacteriaa etc immune to the antibiotic.  I have been prescribed antibiotics only a handful of times in 40 years. Last year I had to be in the hospital twice for MRSA which is a antibiotic resistant staph infection :( Im not sure what antibiotic I was gave that helped because it was through a IV not a prescription pill form to take at home. 

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Def_Starr

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anonanonanon

You need time off antibiotics. 

Only take when absolutely necessary and the symptoms you are feeling are known for a fact to be caused by an infection and not a virus.

Take Acidopholus when using anti-biotics, as the other poster said, as it is an pro-biotic and the last thing you want is clostridium difficile. 

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Lyndyt

please dont take antibiotics every time you feel a stuffy nose.90 percent of time it will be allergies,cold-viral wont be killed by antibiotic,flu is also possible and that can make you feel very sick,the diseases that these folks are talking about,well one is c-diff,it is a bacteria that flourishes in the intestines when all of your good bacteria has been killed by antibiotics..You dont need fancy antibiotics in most cases,amoxicillin or keflex,and septra are all inexpensive and will help if you were to become ill with bacteria that they kill,common ones..For you I would advise to get the pnuemonia shot.I got bronchitis pnuemonia almost every year until I got that shot,and since then I have never gotten so sick as I used to get.Handwashing and gels for when no water is available can kill most bacteria before it gets you sick,fully cooked food.Prevention is the best medicine,and if you have a doctor,develop a relationship where they see the evidence of your infectious illnes and you will find they will probably call your script in and it will be alot less than buying online,,if no doctor or insurance then I would buy some of the antibiotics I mementioned,they are very inexpensive.But do not take unless you have solid symptoms of f bacterial infection.zpac is ok too..As for mrsa,it is hard to cure and hence ivabsIf you work at a phone or computer wipe it down with a bleach wipe before and after you take it  are given,probably vancomycin,cdiff can have your butt in the bathroom all day for your shift..I know lots of tricks like that,,tell people to cover mouth when coughin,I am a nurse and get exposed to alotand night and its very hard to get rid of alsoProbiotics are always recommened,culturell or forater are the most common ones I seeRemember prevention is the first defense,dont handle faucets or bathroom doors,and well I kick toilet flusher and turn my head not to get spashed,wear a mask if someone like a kid has something at your house..

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Breezee

Allergies and a cold are not reasons to receive antibiotics. I know other posts have stated this, but I cannot stress this enough. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is the reason why we, as a society, now have drug-resistant bugs. I agree with post above - get your vaccinations for viruses. There is not a "cure" for the flu either - you can get a medication that will reduce your sick time, to put it simply. Antibiotics are to be used when you have a known bacterial infection, meaning your doc with take cultures to test for this. 

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rxpro

There are very few antibiotics that work well. in severe infections. Not MRSA, just stubborn multi-drug strains that are growing tougher & tougher because of over use & misuse of the present antibiotics we have. Bad news is there are know new antibiotics in the near future. So it has become a serious epidemic type issue. People w/ the flu like @anitnouse  @Breeze & other have said. You go to urgent care, or PCP, or E.R. because You feel like sh^t. & have been for several days wait 12 hours & you expect a script for your time& sadly most Doc's just give in & don't want a hassle over some Keflex etc. I did see 1 E.R. Doctor who did explain to a patient it was the flu, drink plenty of fluid take Ibuprophen for aches & pains & an OTC cold pill.

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