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Antibiotics during flare question

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Does anyone know if, besides during an active infection, and prophylacticly, do antibiotics serve a purpose during a flare? Are there any studies that have explored this? 

Thank you.

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There are studies that speak to other properties of various antibiotics.  For instance, beta-lactam antibiotics are thought to have glutamate-modulating properties, and another class (cephalasporins, maybe? my memory isn't what it used to be) are anti-inflammatory.   And if your kid is taking Augmentin, for instance, that clavulanic acid component (Augmentin being amoxicillin plus clauvanate) is thought to have some neuro-protective characteristics of its own.

There are multiple, older threads here about various antibiotic characteristics, and a Google search will give you some answers, too.

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