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Old 03-14-2017, 10:43 PM   #4306
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I am not a doctor.

Having said that, I feel strongly that taking antibiotics "anyways" or "just in case" is a very bad idea. If I'm getting well under my own steam, I want to keep going like that. Making the "bugs" stronger by culling the weakest among them with the mostly superfluous antibiotics is a bad move, making them stronger in the long run. Making them worse to handle next time when I might need the help of the medicine.

Like I said, not a doctor.

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:10 PM   #4307
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You're not a doctor but you've been tapping the right information. Antibiotic resistant bugs have been growing exponentially. The latest hope I've seen is an antibiotic from Komodo Dragon's spit/blood.

It's tough for a GP when you've got a kid with an ear infection screaming, and parents yelling/pleading. Give 'em the fucking scrip and throw them out, so you can go home to some peace and quiet!
Or you have a cute Asian Chick with pleading eyes. Give her the fucking scrip and throw her out, while you've still got your license and marriage.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:11 AM   #4308
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I think the key here is that her "white blood count" was high which means she was still fighting an infection and could use a little help if it wasn't completely resolving itself. Infection can spread and symptoms return.

Note: I'm guessing that she means white blood cells in the urine since she provided a urine sample; but, didn't say anything about them drawing blood. End Note.

Keep in mind that antibiotic treatment for UTI in women is usually only 3-5 days and not for 7-14 days as in men.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:14 AM   #4309
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I totally see how taking antibiotics often is bad. I haven't been taking any since forever, so I figured this one time won't hurt much. And yes, it's for 5 days.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:22 AM   #4310
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You don't need to explain yourself.
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dum, oh the whorror

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