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When should I take antibiotics?

You should take antibiotics to treat bacterial infections if your doctor prescribes them. It is very difficult for patients to determine when they might need antibiotics. A trained healthcare provider can only determine this. With that said, when you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you take them as prescribed.

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