04 Mar 5 Ailments That Call For An Antibiotic
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Some people often use antibiotics for just about any possible ailment. Although antibiotics do have its uses, it is not good if you abuse it. It would still be advisable to consult with your doctor first before taking them.
That being said, what are the ailments that call for an antibiotic? I will discuss that in this article, so please read through so that you will be educated.
If you are experiencing a severe sore throat that is also accompanied by a relatively high fever, you might have contracted strep throat.
This condition is due to the Streptococcus bacteria and it can affect children more than the adults.
A sore throat can be so severe that you can barely eat anything. This is the perfect time to take antibiotics.
If your kids haven’t been vaccinated or they haven’t taken their shots yet, then they are susceptible to various preventable diseases. One such medical condition that affects mostly infants and children not more than six months old is the Whooping Cough.
This is a serious bacterial respiratory infection and its symptoms include a cough, sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, and exhaustion.
The symptoms start out as mild but after two weeks of non-treatment, it can get so severe that your child would require hospitalization. Again, this is a good indication that antibiotics are needed.
Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is actually quite common. It is the infection of the urinary tract- particularly the bladder, kidneys, and the urethra. This is often caused by a collection of different bacteria and it can affect both men and women (although women are at higher risk). Some men think that along with UTI’s, premature ejaculation might be a symptom as well, but that is not the case so rest easy.
The symptoms actually vary by age but the common ones include the intense need to use the restroom, a burning sensation while urinating, and murky or cloudy urine.
Bacterial Ear Infection
As the name suggests, bacteria can cause unnecessary fluid buildup in the middle ear which can cause the tubes inside the organ to become blocked or even swollen.
Symptoms include fever, ear pain, mild or sometimes intense pressure in the ear, fluid drainage, reduced hearing, dizziness, and even some headaches as well.
This is a serious bacterial infection that can affect your lungs. Its symptoms include very high fever, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, headaches, sharp chest pain, loss of appetite, and it can even cause confusion in older adults.
Before Taking Antibiotics
Now that I’ve discussed the common scenarios where antibiotics can be used for treatment, it is best that you first consult with your physician before consuming them.
Furthermore, you have to be aware of the dosage and the timing of it as well. Failure to follow your doctor’s orders could result in fatal consequences.
You should not use antibiotics for common ailments such as flu, colds, runny nose, headaches, etc. Oftentimes, the medical conditions that would require the use of antibiotics are the ones that include one or more symptoms.
So again, do not use antibiotics for otherwise common ailments. Only use them if there is an infection or if you’re suffering from various ailments at one time.