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    I started a course of antibiotics a few days ago Im half way through the course but they are not making me any better the gp said I had an allergy. So I came home and my aunty whos a nurse then told me to ask for some antibiotics because my nose was so stuffy and I had an ulcer on my throat she said it was a bacterial infection. So I rang the gp's and asked for a prescription of antibiotics I was given a 7 day course. I was wondering can't I reduce the course since I know I don't have an infection its clearly an allergy as the doctor said..

    Ive been taking them for 3 and half days now ive been on 4 a day.
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    Finish the course. You don't know for sure until you've finished the course.
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    You should always take the full course, if you stop taking them part way through your infection or allergy or whatever can become worse.
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    Finish the course, if you don't then there's a chance you'll become immune to anti-biotics in the future because you've only given yourself a little bit. That's what I was told when I was on penicillin anyway. By the end of that two week course I was poppin' those bad boys like nobody's business.
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    Finish the course, ppl not finishing antibiotic courses is what gives us antibiotic resistant bugs!
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    Finish the course, for your sake and everyone's sake, we don't need more resistant bacteria.
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    (Original post by Skycat)
    Finish the course, for your sake and everyone's sake, we don't need more resistant bacteria.
    but if Ive no bacteria infection to start with how can it be for my sake?
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    Finish the course! This is how superbugs are created!
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    but if Ive no bacteria infection to start with how can it be for my sake?
    You still have other bacteria in you, your body isn't sterile. If you stop the course you'll be helping them develop a resistance.
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    Lol, love how almost everybody is repeating 'FINISH DA CORSE'.
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    (Original post by Lefty Leo)
    Lol, love how almost everybody is repeating 'FINISH DA CORSE'.
    Finish the course. :cool:
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    (Original post by Lindsey123)
    Finish the course! This is how superbugs are created!
    I'l finish a 5 day course, this is what I mean Im sure 5 days is long enough if theres no infection to start with.. :confused: I just want someone to comfirm this not get neurotic about superbugs lol!
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    (Original post by Lefty Leo)
    Lol, love how almost everybody is repeating 'FINISH DA CORSE'.
    lol they do 3 day courses, 5 day courses all sorts of courses Im sure I dont have to do the full 7 days if Ive no infection.
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    I'l finish a 5 day course, this is what I mean Im sure 5 days is long enough if theres no infection to start with.. :confused: I just want someone to comfirm this not get neurotic about superbugs lol!
    Yeah that sounds right... always take antibiotics for as long as you were told to take them for.

    And people are right to get neurotic about superbugs.
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    lol they do 3 day courses, 5 day courses all sorts of courses Im sure I dont have to do the full 7 days if Ive no infection.
    Just because you don't have the symptoms anymore doesn't mean that the infection has totally gone.
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    (Original post by Starless Eyes)
    Finish the course. :cool:
    Highly original :gasp:
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    (Original post by Lindsey123)
    Yeah that sounds right... always take antibiotics for as long as you were told to take them for.

    And people are right to get neurotic about superbugs.
    I was told to take them for 7 days but that was when I thought it might be an infection
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    (Original post by Lefty Leo)
    Just because you don't have the symptoms anymore doesn't mean that the infection has totally gone.
    There was no infection! I still have symptoms its an allergy like the doctor said he didn't originally presribe antibiotics I asked for them.
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    There was no infection! I still have symptoms its an allergy like the doctor said he didn't originally presribe antibiotics I asked for them.
    He probably gave you a placebo.
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    There was no infection! I still have symptoms its an allergy like the doctor said he didn't originally presribe antibiotics I asked for them.

    he wouldn't have prescribed them if he didn't think they were needed, they dont hand out antibiotics like sweets
 
 
 
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