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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against taking antibiotics after an infection, but it’s important to get treatment and keep your body healed to prevent recurrence.
The CDC recommends you talk to your doctor about whether you should be taking an antibiotic to treat pneumonia.
The agency’s advice: Be careful.
The main thing is to treat the symptoms.
And it’s very important to stay hydrated.
The good news is, if you’re getting pneumonia, there are other ways to treat it.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says people who develop pneumonia after an antibiotic treatment should follow the recommendations in the CDC’s guidelines.
People who don’t get antibiotics should talk to their doctors about what kind of antibiotics they should take and how long it should take.
The NCAI recommends that people who don and don’t have a cough should see a doctor as soon as possible.
But if you can’t get a diagnosis within a few days, you should see your doctor or get antibiotics as soon at as possible, said Dr. Paul T. Schafer, an infectious disease expert and an infectious diseases specialist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
The best time to get antibiotics for pneumonia is after a period of fever, vomiting, muscle aches, or other symptoms.
If you’re on antibiotics for at least a week after symptoms appear, you may need to go to the emergency room, said Schafer.
Antibiotics are not a panacea.
If your symptoms don’t go away within two weeks, it may be time to call your doctor.
The same is true if you develop pneumonia and your doctor doesn’t recommend antibiotics, according to the CDC.
If a person’s cough gets worse and then stops, they may need an antibiotic or get a treatment plan, said the CDC guidelines.
If the person’s symptoms don and doesn’t go back to normal within two days, it might be time for a repeat visit to the doctor.
If it takes longer than that, call your physician or get an antibiotic, said one of the guidelines.
It’s not clear whether antibiotics help with the cough or the pneumonia.
But the CDC recommends that doctors do a complete physical exam and have blood work to look for infections.
The recommendations were issued in May and are based on data collected by the CDC from hospitals and doctors.
There’s no evidence that antibiotics are the cure for pneumonia, but they are a possibility, Schafer said.
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