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If you’ve got a bacterial infection, odds are you’re going to need antibiotics. Leaving a bacterial infection untreated is not only painful but can have serious consequences. When left alone bacteria quickly spread from the infection site to other areas of the body. Luckily, our network of board-certified doctors is standing by to diagnose your infection and prescribe antibiotics online.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can online doctors prescribe antibiotics?
Yes, online doctors are able to write prescriptions for antibiotics online legally and safely. Before writing you an antibiotic prescription the doctor will diagnose your bacterial infection and learn your medical history.
Can a pharmacist give you antibiotics or do I need a prescription?
A pharmacist cannot give you antibiotics without a prescription from a doctor.
Do antibiotics make you tired?
If you get a prescription for antibiotics, you may feel tired and/or fatigued after taking them.
This may be a symptom of whatever infection that is being treated by the antibiotics, or it may be a significant, but rare, side-effect of the antibiotic itself.
Luckily, tiredness is not a common side effect of most antibiotics. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause fatigue than others, including:
Can you buy antibiotics online?
You can buy antibiotics at a pharmacy after receiving a prescription from a licensed doctor. PlushCare makes it easy to speak with a board-certified doctor online.
Here’s an overview of how to get antibiotics online at PlushCare:
- Book a doctor’s appointment that is convenient for your schedule.
- Discuss your medical history and symptoms with your PlushCare doctor, who can then make a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan.
- If your doctor decides to prescribe you antibiotics, then your prescription will be sent to a pharmacy for you to pick up.
Though you cannot directly order antibiotics online from a website, you can easily make an appointment with an online doctor to discuss your symptoms and find out if taking antibiotics would be the right treatment for your condition.
Can you buy amoxicillin online?
You can buy amoxicillin online after receiving an amoxicillin prescription from a licensed doctor. If your doctor determines that an antibiotic such as amoxicillin would be an appropriate part of your treatment plan, then your prescription would electronically be sent to a pharmacy, where you could purchase the amoxicillin you were prescribed. Book an appointment with an online doctor at PlushCare to learn more about amoxicillin and other treatment options.
What bacterial infections can be treated online?
How will the online doctor diagnose my infection as bacterial?
Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, meaning they are no good for treating viral or fungal infections. The doctor will be able to diagnose your infection as bacterial based on your symptoms, medical history and the length of infection. If they are unable to comfortably diagnose your infection they will write you a lab referral for testing. Once your results are in they will prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan, including antibiotics online if necessary.
How long will I need to take antibiotics for?
The length of antibiotic treatment and the dosage will depend on the type of infection you have. Typically antibiotics are prescribed for 7 to 14 days.
How long does it take for antibiotics to work?
Antibiotics are potent drugs whose efficacy feels almost instantaneous. For this reason, there are some misunderstandings regarding the length of time it takes antibiotics to work.
Antibiotics begin working as soon as you take them; relief begins within one to three days, but you should continue to take them for 7 to 14 days depending on the severity of infection.
Generally, you should start to feel better within 48 hours. If your symptoms get worse or do not improve within 48 hours, it is likely you are not suffering from a bacterial infection. You should see the doctor for follow up treatment.
What are the side effects of antibiotics?
Each antibiotic will have different side effects. Generally the most common side effects of antibiotics include:
- Upset stomach – Many antibiotics can cause an upset stomach or other general gastrointestinal problems. Symptoms include:
- Stomach cramps
- Photosensitivity – Certain antibiotics, like tetracycline, can make you more sensitive to light.
- Fungal infections – Because antibiotics kill off lots of the healthy, protective bacteria in your body, they can cause certain fungal infections, particularly thrush. Thrush often appears as white, painful patches in your mouth and on your tongue. Antibiotics can also cause vaginal yeast infections, which can cause itchiness, pain, and general discomfort along with a fluid discharge. You might need treatment for these fungal infections and should seek advice from a doctor if you develop these symptoms.
- Interactions with Other Medications – Some antibiotics may affect the effectiveness of other medications you are taking. For example, the antibiotic rifampin can affect the effectiveness of the birth control pill.
How does antibiotic resistance occur?
You’ve probably heard the term “antibiotic resistance” before. It is referring to bacteria that have become immune to certain types of antibiotic treatment due to previous exposure. To avoid antibiotic resistance is it important to complete your prescribed antibiotic treatment to ensure all the bacteria are killed. You should also only take antibiotics when you have a bacterial infection.
Can humans take fish amoxicillin?
You should only take antibiotics, including amoxicillin, that have been prescribed directly to you by a reputable doctor. This excludes all fish antibiotics.
Do antibiotics affect birth control?
Most antibiotics do not affect birth control, but it’s important to know which antibiotics do interfere with your birth control and to consult with a physician if you are unsure.
To date, the only antibiotic that is known to reduce the effect of birth control pills is rifampin, which is usually prescribed as a treatment for tuberculosis. Rifampin can decrease estrogen levels in your birth control pill, reducing the pill’s ability to suppress ovulation. Aside from rifampin, you should not have any problems taking an antibiotic while on birth control.
What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics, sometimes called antibacterials, refer to any medication that can effectively kill bacteria or stop the bacteria from reproducing, thus treating infections caused by bacteria.
How do antibiotics work?
The antibiotics you are prescribed will depend on the type of bacteria causing the infection.
Antibiotics use a variety of different mechanisms to eliminate or neutralize bacteria, but they generally work by:
- Directly killing bacteria by weakening their cell walls until they burst and die
- Inhibiting vital process that allow bacteria to grow and spread new cells
- Hampering a bacteria’s ability to repair any damage to its DNA, such that it dies
Can you be allergic to antibiotics?
Allergic reactions can happen with antibiotics and any medication. Allergic reactions to antibiotics can be relatively mild, but some can be very serious and require immediate medical attention.
If you are allergic to a certain antibiotic, you will react to it almost immediately after administration. Symptoms differ based on the person, but most allergic reactions manifest in the form of hives, trouble breathing, and swelling in the tongue and throat. If you have a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic, known as ‘anaphylaxis’, this can be life-threatening. If you develop these symptoms you should seek medical advice immediately.
Another type of allergic reaction that can occur with antibiotics is Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a serious illness affecting your mucus membranes and skin. Stevens-Johnson syndrome starts out with flu-like symptoms, including sore throat and fever and can progress to a painful rash that quickly spreads and causes blisters. This may be followed by the top layer of your skin shedding.
Other symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:
- Skin pain
- Swelling in your tongue or face
- Pain in your throat and mouth
If you develop signs and symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome you should stop taking the antibiotic immediately and seek medical advice straight away.
How do you prevent antibiotic side effects?
The best thing you can do to reduce the potential for antibiotics side effects is to take them as the label and follow your doctor’s instructions. Most antibiotics should be taken with food, as this can help to improve absorption and prevent an upset stomach. However, some must be taken with just water on an otherwise empty stomach – always read the information provided with the antibiotic you are prescribed. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent upset stomach if you cannot take antibiotics with food.
Does amoxicillin make you tired?
Fatigue is one possible side effect of amoxicillin, but not everybody who takes amoxicillin will feel tired after taking it.
Can antibiotics make you dizzy?
Some antibiotics may cause dizziness. A dizzy feeling may also be caused by your illness or dehydration.
Some antibiotics may cause dizziness. A dizzy feeling may also be caused by your illness or dehydration.
What do antibiotics treat?
Antibiotics are used for treating infections that are caused by bacteria. It is sometimes difficult to determine if the infection is caused by a bacteria or a virus because symptoms for both infections may be similar. Doctors will assess the situation and conduct the necessary examinations to determine the best course of action for the particular infection. This may require a blood or urine test.
Some common bacterial infections are:
As noted earlier, antibiotics are not effective against infections caused by viruses (i.e cold and flu).
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