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amoxicillin help colds and symtoms???

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Old 09-27-2004, 07:45 AM   #1
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can amoxicillin help a cold or a virus?

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Old 09-27-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: amoxicillin help colds and symtoms???

amox cannot help a cold is for infections

Old 09-27-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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Antibiotics only fight bacterial infections. Colds are caused by viruses, and an antibiotic will not do anything but increase the amount of antibiotic-resistant bacteria running around out there.

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Re: amoxicillin help colds and symtoms???

unless you have a secondary infection such as a sinus infection, chest infection, laryngitis...etc. The above can seem like a cold when they start, or can happen from the result of the cold congestion or picked up while the body is compromised (assuming it's still a cold).

Go and see your doctor, don't start the meds unless your doctor prescribes it.

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Old 09-28-2004, 02:11 PM   #5
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Re: amoxicillin help colds and symtoms???

to add onto the last persons comment, if the doctor tells you he doesnt think u have a bacterial infection but is going to prescribe you antibiotics anyway, question him because practices like that is why we have many serious drug-resistant bacteria running around killing people.... if he insists then take them and be sure to take them until they are all gone even if u feel better good luck

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