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Im taking antibiotics at the moment, as they work on the problem

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I'm taking antibiotics at the moment, as they work on the problem they're designed for, can they weaken the immune system?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Thanks for this question

no, they will not weaken the immune system

They can put you at risk for other infections like a yeast infection or a colon infection by killing the good bacteria that live on your body but they don't really weaken your immune system

And people usually do fine.

I wouldn't worry about it.
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