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It depends on the strain, but a lot of them are antibiotic resistant and have long latent stages. STIs are typically latent for a long time because transmission is relatively infrequent. The latency makes them hard to defeat because the immune system can't detect the disease until its too late. ...


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Yes. killing the normal flora of the colon will give chance to harmful bacteria to thrive and cause disease. One of the most common diseases that are a result of antibiotic use is Clostridium difficile infection. This disease is caused by a toxin releasing bacteria that can form spores. Antibiotics are ineffective agains spores, which is why this disease is ...


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Yes, even if you will not kill ALL the bacteria in your gut, you can mess up your flora pretty badly by using antibiotics for prolonged time. For how long? It depends from person to person, from antibiotic to antibiotic. Similar to Crohn's disease? Some symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss can occur in case of messed-up flora like in ...



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