anti-biotic for one week...

Philippines
March 27, 2007 7:46pm CST
why anti-biotic is to be consumed for one week? why not 3 days 0r less than one week? what is the result if you discontinue it? my doctor prescribed anti biotic for my baby for a week.. why?
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
28 Mar 07
You should always take an antibiotic (or other medication) for as long as your dr. tells you to take it. Some people stop taking antibiotics when they start to feel better, but the virus may not have been killed off yet, just weakened. So the virus can acquire immunity to the antibiotic, which means it won't work for you if you have to take it again.