If you do not take your complete prescription thinking you are cured, your disease can come back worse than it was. If you take too many antibiotics, you can kill the good bacteria that your system needs.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine
Should you give antibiotics to animals without fever?
There are some instances where an animal may have a bacterial infection but not be running a fever; these would be times that a veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics for the animal. You should not give any animal antibiotics without consulting a veterinarian first - antibiotics have side effects and can cause medical emergencies if used improperly. ...
Asked in Antibiotics
What statement regarding antibiotic safety is false?
Safely using antibiotics can only be done when a patient has all the facts. The most common misconception about antibiotics is that they can cure any infection. This statement is false and when taken improperly, antibiotics may not cure an infection, they can make a person sick. ...
Can antibiotics be used to treat bacterial infections?
Yes, antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections. ...