• sandiya sandiya
    November 17, 2010
    Can I take amoxicillin for a cold/throat infection?
    sandiya sandiya
    November 17, 2010

    Can I take amoxicillin for cold and throat infection?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    November 18, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    November 17, 2010

    Most throat infections are caused by viruses and amoxicillin knocks out bacteria - so it most likely wouldn't. If you happened to have a bacterial infection then it might be helpful; however, antibiotics are prescribed for specific infections. If you were to take amoxicillin and didn't take it for a long enough period, your bacterial infection could come roaring back. It's best to go to a doctor and follow his/her prescriptions. Good luck with your cold! 

     

    Here are some links you might find helpful while you're dealing with this:

     

    The Truth About Antibiotics

    8 Myths About Colds and Flu

    Are You Guilty of the Worst Cold and Flu Habits?


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