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If your 8-month-old baby has been diagnosed with a viral infection and given penicillin can this be passed on to other children in the meantime?

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2008-10-24 06:54:08
2008-10-24 06:54:08

My answer is a question: why has your doctor provided antibiotics for a viral infection. Antibiotics do not fight viruses. I agree, antibiotics do not affect viruses, so the answer is yes, the virus can be passed on to others. *Many times doctors will prescribe antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. For example, if a child were dx'd with viral pneumonia it is probable antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent a secondary bacterial infections such as bacterial pneumonia.

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