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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    It is possible this person does not live in the uk. Do you Munna?
    In France they are avaliable over the counter and widely used/abused.
    I'm surprised about not perscribing anticiotics for a chest infection. I can't imagine telling someone, "Yes you have a chest infection, just take a few days off and stay at home and you should get better." It can have nasty symptoms.

    EDIT: Pakistan, see above
    i did think any such GP would have to be severely antibiotic-obsessed!

    ah, but viral infections of the chest can also produce green/yellow sputum mimicking a bacterial infection because of all the leukocytes which flood the area.

    besides, if you have a good immune system and are young/fit it is quite capable of taking care of itself where bacterial chest infections are concerned.
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    I have only ever taken antibiotics once in my life.
    Amoxicillin for a slight tooth abcess.
    Never again after 4 days i had abdominal pain,colitis and unbelievable cotton mouth/dry mouth.
    I would only take them now if my life depended on it.




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    (Original post by alio)
    is it normal to have a stomach ache every night when on antibiotics :confused:

    It's a side-effect sometimes...But remember - antibiotics can negate the affects of the Pill!
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    (Original post by Munna)
    Yea maybe! But i live in Pakistan. Most doctors here prescribe anti-biotics. I have been having them since i was 14. :eek:
    I've had them since I was a baby. When I needed them. They don't just hand them out like sweeties, though sometimes I'm sure they give them to kids if they're not sure and want a nice placebo to keep mummy and kiddy happy. I'd probably have died of pneumonia at 7 if it wasn't for them. The last time I had them was for an infection in my leg, which minged a bit.

    JabberJaw - it's bad that you had such a reaction to them, obviously this doesn't happen to everyone though. Antibiotics are vital, but yes, sometimes given out too freely.
 
 
 
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