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Can I use fewer days of antibiotic treatment than in the past for pneumonia, strep throat, sinusitis, and urinary infections?
MedHead Confidence Score: 7
Amount Saved: $40 cost of extra days of antibiotics
Shorter courses of antibiotic treatments for common infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, strep throat, and bladder infections has been replicated in several studies. Now I treat most infections with a five day course of antibiotic instead of a 7 or even 10 day course. It saves you money, and also reduces the problem of antibiotic resistance and problems with side effects.