If it's something bacterial then absolutely antibiotics - DD's had them when she had staph in NICU and again when she had a UTI when she was around 12m.
If it's not certain whether it's viral or bacterial, my doctor usually gives me a script and says "wait 24/48/X hours, if no improvement start the course". This isn't even in response to any reluctance on my part or anything of the sort, it's just his standard thing, but I like it, because I know ABs will do nothing against anything viral and there's no point.
DD's had three colds and had ABs once for one that was not shifting and my GP suspected had become a throat infection.
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26-09-2014 19:01 #11
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26-09-2014 19:07 #12
I've actually requested antibiotics in the past for myself/children and been refused; which leads me to believe that they are unlikely to be prescribed unless absolutely necessary- I don't think the "kickback" theory really relates to antibiotics.. It's generally Ammoxilin (sp?) anyway, I haven't really had any other brand.
The reason my requests for antibiotics have been denied is because what I've deemed an infection has actually been diagnosed as viral. So yeah, I find the opposite, in my experience I've never really had a doctor hand them out willy nilly. Apparently antibiotics are so overused anyway that the majority of the population have built up an intolerance.
How is your DS now?
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26-09-2014 19:25 #13
It's bacterial, so I decided to start the course tonight. It was a really fun battle getting that AND nurofen into him, but after thirty minutes he was up and dancing and now he's fast asleep, so I'm hoping he will just sleep it off. Thanks again y'all - it's so great to have a team of experts on call 24/7 😜
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26-09-2014 19:39 #14
Fortunately myself and dd have a really good doctor. He knows dd well enough to know how she is and whether she needs them or not.
I tend not to go to the docs for colds/flu/temp/virus type stuff.
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26-09-2014 19:45 #15
26-09-2014 19:52 #16
My daughter gets recurring ear and throat infections and I actually get a bit frustrated with the under-prescription of antibiotics. The GPs where we go pretty much always say "yes, she does have a throat infection but I don't want to give her yet another course of antibiotics so if she's not better in 2 days, come back". So every single time that has happened, I'm back there with a far more sick little girl, 2 days later. I honestly think they don't even glance at her records to realise that this happens often!
26-09-2014 19:52 #17
I wouldn't go necessarily with the doctors recommendations but I'm in the medical field.
Too many GP's prescribe AB's for viruses.
That being said I have a GP who is current with his practice and so on the ball that he wouldn't prescribe AB's for a viral infection.
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26-09-2014 19:54 #18
There have been a few times where I've been told that antibiotics weren't needed and I've had to return a few days later when things got worse. It's frustrating.
I actually think they are kind of hard to get a hold of these days as, like I said, an immunity is building amongst the population and people are requesting them unnecessarily so doctors are becoming stricter.
So when I'm given them these I happily take them.
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I have a GP that I trust and one that I feel prescribes AB's appropriately, soi go with his advice and opinion.
26-09-2014 20:38 #20
When DS was about 18 months/ 2 years old he had what I thought was a splinter near his fingernail. I couldn't get it out (and DS didn't talk at the time so couldn't communicate with him) so I took him to the doctors thinking that I could hold him whilst the doctor put those magnifying glass thingys on and get the splinter out. It was a different GP to the one I usually saw and it turned out there was no splinter, just a little cut and some swelling. The doctor prescribed ABs, I kid you not. I looked at the scripts and said something like "really, antibiotics?" He said yep, there is most likely an infection in there that will need ABs. I could not believe that I was getting a script for ABs for a hurty finger. I didn't get the script filled and would you believe DS's finger healed just fine.
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