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is it safe to take antibiotics if you think you have an infection....i don't have insurance right now, it's pending, and can't go to the doctor cause i just can't afford to. i have some leftover antibiotics from a kidney infection i had in december. is it safe to take them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Mar. 6, 2010 in Health

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  • NO!!! Some antibiotics don't work for just anything. You may need a different dose. You may not need an antibiotic at all. Go to a walk in clinic or minute clinic (Walgreens has them). You can get generic meds for $4 a month at Walmart.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:14 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • You should never have left over antibiotics - this will cause drug resistance the next time you take the same antibiotic and it may not be affective.

    Different antibiotics work for different types of infections. Not a good idea to take left over antibiotics especially when you don't know wht type of infection you have. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections but will do nothing if it's a viral infection.


    Answer by PrttyMstng at 10:15 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • Agree 100 % with first poster..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:18 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

  • try kick-ass biotic it's an herbal tincture from wishgardens you can find at most health food stores

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 10:26 PM on Mar. 6, 2010

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