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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I just came home from .... surf trip and believe I have an ear infection.I have a full prescription of Cephalexin Antibiotics that I bought in December, can that drug expire or is it still ok to take.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   good evening,
Doctor :   let me read what you ahve typed
Doctor :   *have
User :   sure thing
Doctor :   do you have the expiry date written on the tablets or the prescription?
User :   let me check, didn't see it on the prescription..
Doctor :   if you have the batch number of the medication, you can get it checked by any pharmacy
User :   yeah, by 12-1-2010
User :   just curiouse if this is a smart path to head down..
Doctor :   12 signifies month or date?
User :   12 is month, they are still good..
Doctor :   yes they are still good
Doctor :   you can take them anytime before 1st DEC 2010
Doctor :   get an era examination done once to see if these are going to help you or not before you tart on them
Doctor :   *start
User :   didn't see that, So I guess my only other question is this is a good choice to take care of my ear that just got much worse in the last 6 hours..?
User :   I am on an Island where finding a doctor will be quite difficult. unfortunately
Doctor :   if the problem is getting worse, then an examination is necessary to see what is happened
Doctor :   you can see any GP , not necessary to see ENT specialist
Doctor :   it is only rule out serious problems related to worsening
Doctor :   of the symptoms
User :   ok,? Imagine there is some legal issues with you telling me to go ahead with these, If it was you would you feel good about giving antibiotics a try. I rarely take them but never have had any adverse effects.thanks
Doctor :   its not the legal issues, it is because i am not examining you personally so it would not be right for me to tell you anything on assumption
Doctor :   as it would be against medical ethics to tel you diagnosis without examining you
User :   ok, well thank you for your time.
User :   Have a good one, and may the force be with you!....
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nope, take cig brake, this minute 30 is on me.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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