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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 3 weeks ago

Do antibiotics cause your body to not be able to fight off the flu?

If ive been on 3 antibiotics for different minor infections over the last 2 months, since its flu season and I were to catch the flu, would my body not be able to fight off the virus/

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Taking antibiotics would not cause your body to be unable to fight off the flu. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Flu is a virus, and Antibiotics have no effect on a virus. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Antibiotics do not fight off viruses.

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    they are not healthy, read all about it ;

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Antibiotics do not affect the influenza virus. Provided you have a normal, healthy immune system, the chances are you will create your own ability to fight the flu. If you have needed that many antibiotics recently, it is possible that your immune system is already compromised so you may not fight the flu virus as well as you should. The antibiotics won't make your immune system worse.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    No that's ridiculous

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  • Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    antibiotics have no effect on viruses. just bacteria.

    however, excessive use of antibiotics can cause the bacteria to become resistant to them. then the bacteria may become stronger, weaken your immune system, and make you more susceptible to viruses.

    thatxs why itxs so important to follow doctor's prescription strictly.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Maybe, but there's no evidence that antibiotics do that.  For the most part, antibiotics have no effect on viruses that cause the flu.   However, bacterial respiratory infections can make you more susceptible to catching the flu, so fighting off a bacterial infection should make your ability to fight the flu stronger. 

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    One little daddy, turtleneck, one little daddy, turtleneck, I want the bleep blah, on your way (little daddy)

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