When you’re unwell, follow your mother’s advice and visit your doctor to learn what condition you have and how to treat it. Your doctor can offer a variety of treatment choices, including antibiotics if you are diagnosed with a bacterial illness.
Your doctor may recommend an antibiotic treatment plan to help you recover more quickly from a bacterial illness like sinusitis or an ear infection. There are several dosing regimens for antibiotics, ranging from a single dose to twice daily to multiple doses per day for more than a week. While you might be inclined to ask your doctor for a drug that requires the fewest dosages, there are other things they may take into account.
When deciding which antibiotic is appropriate for you, your doctor will weigh its effectiveness in treating your particular infection as well as any possible adverse effects. Cephalosporins, some of which are helpful against sinusitis, skin infections, ear infections, and other bacterial diseases, are among the widely recommended antibiotics. They are typically well tolerated as well.
Single-dose medications might not always be the most effective for treating your infection, according to your doctor. Expert recommendations may not currently include one-day doses as effective treatments for your infection. If the infection is not totally eradicated by these medications and it persists, it may develop an immunity to the medication, which would result in “antibiotic resistance,” according to experts.
Remembering to take the full course of a prescription is important even if you feel better after a few days. Taking the full course of the medicine maintains the effectiveness of the drug, killing the bacteria causing the infection while helping to reduce the risk of resistance. If you suspect you may have a bacterial infection, talk to your doctor about the best antibiotic for you-especially one with convenient dosing options and one that is generally well-tolerated.