Hardcore Antibiotics for Diverticulitis make you more sesepitble to Cornavirus serious symptoms?

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I've had IV and oral very hardcore Antibiotics for Diverticulitis over the last 2 years, and I'm wondering with the recent Coronavirus outbreak, would the AB's still be deprecating my immune system?

I am in my mid 30's in the US, non-smoker, no current medical issues but I am concerned about if I get this COVID-19 if I am at higher risk because of how Antibiotics wipe out the good and bad stomach flora?

Any insight to this appreciated, I may call the local hospital as well.

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    Mate, rest assured , you aren't at ANY risk. carry onπŸ‘πŸ»

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    I thought they didn' t use antibiotics for viruses because they don't work on viruses

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    Hi Rommon. I'm on a heavy duty antibiotic at the moment as you know I've had issues in the past I haven't felt right since I had my appendix and adhesions fixed last November. I'm not sure why he gave me them I can't remember what he said but since I've been on them I've been feeling really good he said there is absolutely no problem it doesn't make me any more likely to get anything nasty like the coronavirus. Don't worry.

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      Hey there! The triage nurse I spoke with was saying that COVID-19 is more a risk to people with respiratory problems, but due to my long history of chronic diseases + history of using heavy Antibiotics meant I was more likely to contract it.

      I guess my concern is that I've had 3 years of near death random health life shocks, and being someone healthy my age is in the ICU, that this is like exactly the type of thing I would contract if possible :p

      With Spring there is Easter, weddings, all that on the horizon and I'm wondering if I should be avoiding huge family gatherings with herds of children running around.

      If I get hospitalized one more time my job would fire me, they've made that clear, so I'm just trying to be as mindful as possible.

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      Well then I think you should most definitely be very very careful. Self isolate if you have to. Take no chances my friend. Look after yourself. We are coming into winter in Australia so we tend to stay in a lot! We don't socialise a lot in the colder months. But if i was you i would stay away from large gatherings and take care. We'll all keep in touch.

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    You'll be pleased to know you are not over 60, with heart, diabetic, or other serious medical conditions. These are the people in high risk categories. From all the advice given as a young fit healthy man, you would be likely to just have mild symptoms for a few days, if any symptoms at all.

    I fall into the high risk category and asked my doctor if I should stop swimming. He advised carrying on as usual, but being sensible with personal hygiene and not being in large crowds. Once the virus reaches my village, then I intend to self isolate.

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      I thought people of all ages was getting it am I wrong? I am 62 Yikes! We have 8 cases in our state of Kentucky the cases are like 32 mins to only 2 hours away from where I live!

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      About the same as where I live in Devon, UK. But to put it in perspective, I bet in a few months time, when the ordinary flu statistics are published, far more people will have died from ordinary flu worldwide than Covid-19.

      I've had flu the past 2 years, each time picked up on a flight abroad so as a 69 year old diabetic, I am vulnerable. I have cancelled this April's trip abroad, all my non-essential appointments for the next 6 weeks, and intend to finally catch up with 2 projects I have been working on, and all the DVD's I've not had time to watch.

      It won't be a problem for me to self isolate - 2 accidents in 2 years kept me stuck indoors for 9 weeks and 6 weeks respectively, and thank goodness for online deliveries left on the doorstep!! And it will stop my family and friends from nagging me!!!!!

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    Well, if you listen to the news, we will all be dead within a month anyway.

    Coronavirus is serious, but it's not Ebola or the black plague. Use common sense, wash your hands, stay home if you feel sick, and DONT listen to the news all day.

    There is so much panic out there, and a lot of it's media driven. Just my two cents.

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    I spoke with a triage nurse at the hospital I was admitted to several times, and he advised that give both "chronic disease" history and the Antibiotics will put me at a higher risk to contract it, however only people with respiratory disease like asthma have a higher chance of getting severe side effects if contracted.

    I'm not incredibly worried, but someone in my age range nearby just went to the ICU that was perfectly healthy, so I'm calling off big family gatherings and work meetings myself.

    Hope you all stay healthy as well!

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    My GI doctor said that the whole Corona virus scare is the biggest social media scam in history and that it's no worse than a bad case of the flu.

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