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is aspirin an antibiotic

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is aspirin an antibiotic
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Natasha :

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Dr. Natasha :

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well, yes and no

Dr. Natasha :

it is not traditionally prescribed to be an antibiotic

Dr. Natasha :

but the component of aspirin- salicyclic acid has been shown to decrease the chance of bacteria adhering to host tissue

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/07/030718083746.htm

Customer:

would it cause an allergic reaction

Dr. Natasha :

it can cause an allergic reaction

Dr. Natasha :

it is typically prescribed as an antiplatelet drug and for pain and fever

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Customer:

yes thanks

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Customer:

just wondering my friend has been put on antibiotics which is penicillin and just wondering if he is allergic

Dr. Natasha :

well, you can be allergic to penicillin for sure

Customer:

I am trying to get him to stay the night at mine what do you think

Dr. Natasha :

that is a good idea

Dr. Natasha :

and if he has a rash, he can take benadryl

Customer:

he has just started on them so is that if he gets a rash

Dr. Natasha :

yes

Customer:

ok thankyou so much for your help

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