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/
- EdnaLv 73 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.
- PatriciaLv 73 weeks ago
Antibiotics do not fight off viruses.
- k wLv 73 weeks ago
they are not healthy, read all about it ;
- Lord BaconLv 73 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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- SnowFlakeLv 73 weeks ago
No that's ridiculous
- ∅Lv 73 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.
- formerly_bobLv 73 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.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
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