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Give antibiotics without a prescription?

I have an ear infection but its chronic so I hate going to the dr every time I get one.
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by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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CamMa
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Have you tried sweet oil? Walmart sells it in the vitamin isle. An ear infection doesn't always need antibiotics. They're really not good for your body.
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Wifeyy2Lette
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:06 AM
1 mom liked this
Thanks :)

Quoting mlg1989:

Nope. Sorry :( hope you feel better soon!
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tossed
by Ruby Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:07 AM

No. Antibiotics can only be given for an ear infection by prescription. The only antibiotic that can be purchased over the counter are the creams you put on cuts or scratches.

gma12.1
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:07 AM

NO!

caito
by Ruby Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:07 AM

nope

KeriAZ
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM
No. You got to get a script. But there are OTC brands to help with ear infections.
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Wifeyy2Lette
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM
No but I'm scared to use stuff... I've had 5 ear surgeries and it scares me to use anything I'm not familiar with.

Quoting CamMa:

Have you tried sweet oil? Walmart sells it in the vitamin isle. An ear infection doesn't always need antibiotics. They're really not good for your body.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM
They can if you go to a pharmacy in mexico...
Grumpylilpixy
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I keep antibiotics on hand it all started with teeth.. Then that problem was taken care of and I had some on hand when I came down with Horrid Strep. I started them as soon as I knew the lump in my throat wasn't going away and it was getting worse as the day wore on. I was miserable that evening so I started to take the antibiotics for 7 days and it went away before it turned into full strep.. UGH! But I only keep like Amoxicillin and so forth.  I don't keep like Z packs or anything.

Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Not without a prescription unless it's already an over the counter medication.

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