Can You Stop Taking Antibiotics For Children Even If The Medicine Has Not Been Used Up?
Morning, I want to ask? Friday afternoon yesterday my child got a fever, Saturday I brought him to the health center, I got a prescription for antibiotics with amoxilin, but I still doubt I gave him antibiotics. I want to stop taking antibiotics for my child, can I? My child is still having a fever, his temperature is always going up and down. I am afraid that he will later be resistant to his antiboitics, because my child is having trouble taking his medication, and vomiting after taking medicine.
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With a history of fever, and vomiting after taking medicine, it is recommended that the antibiotics given by the puskesmas doctor be continued. If you take antibiotics until they are finished, and your child is cured, the risk of resistance decreases. However, if you only give 3 times then you stop, then the antibiotic resistance increases. In addition, giving antibiotics to sick children or sick patients is also an evaluation for doctors in providing care and treatment. If you do not complete taking the child's medication according to the doctor's plan, then the doctor is difficult to evaluate, because the planned treatment does not go according to the plan for evaluation.
If your child does not complete taking antibiotics, and after a few days the complaints increase, then the treatment can start from the beginning again, so this prolongs the process of care and treatment, which in turn, the possibility of illness conditions for the mother child can be longer.
However, if your child is sick or has a fever, and from the beginning did not get antibiotics, and after 2 days of taking medication without antibiotics has improved, then this will also be better for your child. However, all this also depends on the doctor who treats you regarding the examination results obtained.
Not all sick children or sick patients need antibiotics, antibiotics are only given if the illness is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection. Viral infections and fungal infections cannot be treated with antibiotics, but are given anti-virus and anti-fungal. And the average antibiotic can be taken around 7-14 days of treatment, or according to the plan of the doctor treating the patient, this is to ensure the germs that cause the infection are gone and do not cause a recurrence, so that even if the patient has recovered complaints, the antibiotic can be continued according to the doctor's plan You. Giving antibiotics as recommended will prevent drug resistance in patients, and do not buy antibiotics independently without a doctor's prescription because this also risks causing drug resistance.
Therefore, because your child has also been sick for a few days, and nausea, vomiting, you should continue the antibiotic until it runs out, and if the medication runs out, the complaint is still the same, then you can control your child's return to your doctor. Even if your child is taking medicine to keep vomiting, then give this medicine little by little or you can add honey in it, thereby reducing the bitter taste of the drug.
By consulting back to your doctor, the doctor can determine the cause of your child's complaints, whether due to the same infection, or because of other medical conditions.
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