I had only one ear infection when I was around 6....and I can still remember the pain!
I probably had quite a few strep infections considering the pain of my throat when sick, but I didn't really have lots of antibiotics when I was a kid.
I did have a bout if tonsilitis as a teen, and was on quite a bit of antibiotics that summer. I do wish I had my tonsils out at that time.
I had maybe one or two bouts of tonsilitis after that...again...wish I had them out.
I've had strep throat, I'm sure, many times, but I don't think for about
I've probably had antibiotics once a year or two for chest colds or sinus infections over the past 8 years. Zithromax is my antibiotic of choice...no side effects UC-wise, and works well.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!