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I rather like my ear and would prefer not to cut it off.

Sinus infection backed up into my poor ears. I need some relief while I wait on the med's to do their trick! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 8, 2011 - 24 answers

Are my antibiotics necessary?

I had a tooth extracted last week and despite being on antibiotics for four days, it's infected, and the infection has spread, making it painful to swallow. The solution: a different antibiotic has been prescribed. I don't like antibiotics, so my question is: what would happen if I just didn't take the damn things, took the painkillers, braved it out and waited for my body to handle it alone? Would that just be stupid? I appreciate that it's probably hard to advise without specific details, but any comments welcome.
posted by Holly on Apr 16, 2011 - 28 answers

Why do antibiotics make it hurt worse in my teeth area?

Why does my tooth pain get so much worse after each antibiotic dose? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Mar 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Recommend an excellent, comprehensive book on the history of antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Occasional deep coughing problem after chest infection

Why am I occasionally getting coughing/breathing problems still when swimming after a 2 week course of antibiotics for a chest infection 2 months ago? ( I am very fit). [more inside]
posted by lndl on Apr 8, 2009 - 24 answers

Ear infection: please help!

For an outer ear infection, how do I get the medication drops safely past the pus to the infected ear canal? [more inside]
posted by high0nfire on Oct 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Is my kitty sick or in need of a nose job?

Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections -- why not?

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Sep 20, 2006 - 10 answers

antibiotic dangers

Medical question: How dangerous is taking unprescribed antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2005 - 26 answers

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