Since antibiotics are trying to kill bacteria in your body, they also kill bacteria in your intestines that keep your digestive system in balance. The result? Diarrhea. Here’s ways to prevent this unpleasant side effect.
It’s rare, but untreated sinus infections can turn serious. Understand bacterial vs. viral infections and when to seek help from your doctor.
Though antibiotics used to be widely recommended for people with heart valve disease before a dental procedure, newer guidelines reserve that recommendation for only people most at-risk for infective endocarditis.
Cold weather brings a rise in upper respiratory infections — sneezing, coughing and stuffy heads. While you might think antibiotics will help you feel better, they aren’t always the right course of treatment.
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Taking oral antibiotics long-term isn’t just dangerous, it’s not an effective way to treat acne. Instead, a Cleveland Clinic dermatologist recommends finding the right combination of topical treatments.
About 7 percent of the U.S. population eventually develops an inflamed appendix and requires surgery. A new study provides evidence that the use of antibiotics may be an option for some patients.
If you’re being treated for a heart condition, medicine cabinet staples such as aspirin and ibuprofen may not be good for you. The same goes for certain antibiotics. Studies have found that these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, clotting, arrhythmia and even death for some heart patients. Know the risks before you take: … Read More
Just like good bacteria helps our guts, it also helps in your nose. Find out how to take care of these bacteria so they can fight infections naturally.
Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical advances. But if we aren’t careful how we use them, we’re setting ourselves up for drug-resistant bacterial infections.