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Antibiotics are medications commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections. There are hundreds of different antibiotics, but what is meant when one of them is called broad-spectrum? Broad-spectrum antibiotics are medications that treat a broad range of bacteria, not just one strain. This makes them helpful for treating infections from multiple bacterial strains, which means they… Continue reading What are Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Aug. 16, 2023
Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed medications and are taken to treat bacterial infections. This makes them imperative for your body’s health, but can they also weaken your immune system? As medication that kills and destroys bacteria, antibiotics can also affect the good bacteria in your body. This good bacteria has many responsibilities,… Continue reading Do Antibiotics Weaken Your Immune System?
Jessica Guht Aug. 15, 2023
Tylenol is a pain and fever reducer, and since fevers often result from infection, it is common to wonder if antibiotics, which treat infections, can safely be taken with Tylenol. While there are hundreds of antibiotics, it is generally considered safe to take Tylenol with antibiotics. However, it is recommended to check the drug interactions… Continue reading Can You Take Tylenol with Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Aug. 14, 2023
Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed medications, and OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen are a medicine cabinet staple, but is it safe to take ibuprofen with antibiotics? The short answer is that, yes, it is usually safe to take ibuprofen with antibiotics. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that there are… Continue reading Can You Take Ibuprofen (Advil) with Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Aug. 10, 2023
First aid kits allow you to keep all the important medical supplies in one place, and what’s great about first aid kits is that they are highly customizable, so you can craft one that meets your and your family’s needs. However, while you know that making a first aid kit is important, do you know… Continue reading What Should Be in a First Aid Kit?
Jessica Guht Aug. 09, 2023
There are numerous benefits that can come with taking birth control, such as combating acne and regulating periods. However, as with most kinds of medicine, some users experience undesired side effects, one being fatigue. When it comes to taking birth control, there are various factors to consider, including its potential effects on the body. Fatigue… Continue reading Can Birth Control Make You Tired?
Jessica Guht Jul. 13, 2023
A UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) can be a common issue amongst the older population. This is because we become more susceptible to certain health conditions as we age. UTIs are common amongst the elderly, but can be present with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptoms of a UTI tend to be frequent… Continue reading Can UTI Cause Confusion In The Elderly?
Jessica Guht Jul. 12, 2023
Bactrim is a combination of two different types of antibiotics (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and can be used to treat a wide variety of different illnesses that might be present in the body. But, even though Bactrim is an antibiotic medication that can effectively treat infections within the body, is it considered to be a broad-spectrum… Continue reading Is Bactrim a Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic?
Jessica Guht Jul. 10, 2023
Cefalexin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic used to treat many bacterial infections. While cefalexin can be an effective treatment for many illnesses, there are certain things you should avoid while taking it in order to maximize its effectiveness and reduce the risk of side effects. In this article, we will discuss what to avoid while… Continue reading What Should I Avoid While Taking Cefalexin?
Jessica Guht Jul. 06, 2023
Amoxicillin is a relatively generic antibiotic that can treat several bacterial infections like pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. Specifically, it is a penicillin antibiotic that will kill bacteria and block them to prevent contagion and make you feel better. You may only need to take amoxicillin for a few days to get it… Continue reading What Should You Avoid While Taking Amoxicillin?
Jessica Guht Jul. 04, 2023
Whenever you are taking prescribed medication, it’s important that you follow its instructions and make changes to your daily routine to help keep you safe and healthy. With medications like azithromycin, you may need to avoid other types of medication that can affect its performance or put you at risk of overdosing. This also extends… Continue reading What Not to Eat While Taking Azithromycin?
Jessica Guht Jul. 04, 2023