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2006/07/06 17:06:45 (permalink)

Antibiotics

Why cant I go to the chemist and just buy some. Everytime I swallow its agony. And everytime the doc gives me some. The next open surgery is not until monday. So I have been to the chemist and he advised me to gargle warm salt water 3 times a day to try and upset the germs. Anyone got any other advice to try and soothe the pain.
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:10:00 (permalink)
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:14:15 (permalink)
    Yes but you can misuse a lot of over the counter stuff. Just dont want to bother the doctor. To book an emergency appointment you get read the riot act.

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:16:09 (permalink)
    1. Most sore throats are caused by viruses, the illness usually being self-limiting

    2. Antibiotics don't work against viruses, they work against bacteria

    3. If you have signs of a more serious chest infection, then you'll probably be prescribed antibiotics

    Some GPs prescribe antibiotics like sweets, other are more reluctant. The best thing you can do in the meantime is probably gargle salty water or dispersible aspirin, with paracetamol or ibuprofen if you have a fever.

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:21:07 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Sideeffectwhu

    Why cant I go to the chemist and just buy some.


    Because we'd end up with antibiotic resistance in no time at all. There are already worrying signs of this occuring now through over/inappropriate/improper use.

     
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:24:15 (permalink)
    So if this is an infection will it go in the end. or will I enventually have to go to the quacks. Or can i spray some all surface cleaner on the part thats sore.

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 17:48:55 (permalink)
    Go to a walk in clinic mate, they can often give you antibiotics if needed without you having to wait until next week.
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 18:01:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: PartyBoy


    ORIGINAL: Sideeffectwhu

    Why cant I go to the chemist and just buy some.


    Because we'd end up with antibiotic resistance in no time at all. There are already worrying signs of this occuring now through over/inappropriate/improper use.


    correct me if I'm wrong, isn't this one the reasons how MRSA started (methicillin resistant S.aureus)

    a Sore throat can be due to bacteria aswell (just not as common) hence the reason the Dr may give penicillin.

    in most cases they are virus related, so your better of taking paracetamols mate, or go to a chemist and get some lozenges or throat sprays which contain antiseptics and anaesthetics. it should kill some of the pain away (numbs it)

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/06 18:07:07 (permalink)
    Fair due to the pharmacist as he never tried to sell me any stuff. Ive tried the stuff that sounds like mercrat but had no joy with. If still hurting tomorrow will try the spray.

    Thanks again everybody

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/07 17:11:32 (permalink)
    Got some throat lozenges today that are called Tyrozets. Which have an anaesthetic to quickly numb throat pain and Antibiotic to help fight throat infection. Just thought I wold share this with you.

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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/07 17:36:34 (permalink)
    No, their is absolutly no connection between antibiotics and MRSA, somone here posted that before.


    If youve git a sore throat and its viral you need to ride it out just, and take sprays/lozenges as and when you need them, although sprays can be bad as they tend to dry the throat out and make things worse in some cases.

    If you have swelling, real trouble swollowing, yellow/ white spots at the back of the throat, they its more than likly a bacterial infection.

    The biggest single thing that i would recommend is getting as much Vit c into your system as possible.
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    correct me if I'm wrong, isn't this one the reasons how MRSA started (methicillin resistant S.aureus)

    a Sore throat can be due to bacteria aswell (just not as common) hence the reason the Dr may give penicillin.

    in most cases they are virus related, so your better of taking paracetamols mate, or go to a chemist and get some lozenges or throat sprays which contain antiseptics and anaesthetics. it should kill some of the pain away (numbs it)

    post edited by cu3ed - 2006/07/07 17:38:00
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/07 18:48:48 (permalink)
    Doctors now are realising the effects of their old dishing out antibiotics like sweets mentality, so rightfully they're very reluctant to give them out
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/07 19:20:58 (permalink)
    I prefer not to take them unless totally necessary. The more the body is exposed to an antibiotic the sooner it'll become so used to it it'll have no effect on the virus.
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    RE: Antibiotics 2006/07/07 19:55:41 (permalink)
    Mate - I know what you're going through.

    Get to the chemists and ask them to give you a numbing spray for your throat. It was a life saver for me... it won't stop the pain, but it will allow you to swallow to eat or take pain meds. They sell them over the counter, you don't need a prescription. Just ask for the strongest one they can give you.

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