In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Side-Effects from Antibiotics
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Every medicine has some Side-Effects; some are short term temporary, while others are long term temporary and in exceptional cases permanent and same is true for Antibiotics. For short term temporary Side-Effects, you don’t need to worry at all. For Long term temporary Side-Effects, you will need to re-think for a long time, while for permanent Side-Effects, you will need to re-think millions of times, and want to make sure if it is for life saving, like Chemotherapy or Radiation treatment etc. If it is for life saving, then you will sure need to go for it, even though it is very painful. E.g. in most cases mild rash from antibiotic goes by itself and you don’t need to stop taking antibiotics. Sever rash has very itchy, painful and very reddish.

Confusion between Side-Effects or due to disease: Here I would like to give an example, e.g. one gets some pimples on their back or face after taking antibiotics, make sure it is getting better or worse, if it is getting better, then no need to worry. You should worry, if it is getting worse, or painful, or itchy or very reddish etc. Keep in mind due to high fever ones may get this type of pimples, and as soon as fever goes down, you will feel improvement, so in this case you should continue taking medications. So keep monitoring while continue giving antibiotics and don’t panic. Also for those symptoms which were before taking antibiotics, it may take at least two days before he/she feels improvements in many cases, so please be patient and don’t panic, instead make Duaa to get recover from it. Sometimes Doctors also prescribe anti-allergy etc. along with antibiotics to support for soft recovery.

Although antibiotics are live saving medications, first discovered by a Scottish Scientist and Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming in 1928. BUT it has to be used very carefully with recommendations from a registered medical practitioner, otherwise one may get Superbug due to Misuse of Antibiotics, which means no antibiotics will work. So, if one has to take antibiotics, make sure he/she is taking full course, otherwise may develop ARMY of Superbug (bacteria), which can potentially cause severe problems down the road.

You must know the severity of the symptoms and must avoid taking antibiotics as much as you can, BUT if you have to take it, make sure to complete its full course (ten days), otherwise you will sure develop antibiotic resistant bacteria, which in turn might become ARMY of Superbug, and may kill you, since no medicine will work for you.

Below are the websites for information regarding Side-Eeffects:

List of 87 causes of Rash and Fever :::>>>

Is there a rash with roseola (fever)? :::>>>

Three-day-fever (roseola infantum) :::>>>

Skin Rashes in Children during fever :::>>>

Amoxicillin Rash in Children :::>>>

Common side-effects from antibiotics include rash, nausea, diarrhea, constipation etc. You only need to worry if it is severe. Below are just few I have mentioned:

If one is having Very itchy or painful or reddish rash.

If one is having Nausea more than once.
If one is having Diarrhea more than 6 times in a day.
If one is having Severe Constipation.

Remember: Saving a life is like saving the whole world. Save yourself and your loved ones before it gets too late. (Ref. Al_Quraan_005.032)

Don’t even think about playing with Antibiotics now otherwise it will play with you later, since no medicine will work for you and will give you a very hard time until you die.                      
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