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Cephalexin medication

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 41 years experience
Good for infections: Cephalexin is a wonderful medication for moderate to severe oral bacterial infections. However, overuse can lead to some very severe intestinal probl... Read More
Dr. Walter Makoc
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Bactericidal for oral infections.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Cephalexin is an antibiotic used to treat infections. For most dental infections, penicillin would be the antibiotic of choice if you are not allerg... Read More

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
Sometimes, : Sometimes, a boil can take a few days to start to improve. Perhaps a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection into the area might help. Other options might... Read More
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Apply hot salt water soaks several times a day. Apply absorptive gauze dressings between soaks. Allow it to drain on its own and do not squeeze it. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
A few hours: It will be gone within 12-24 hours. But probably doesn't matter much: not likely to be harmful. Even if you're allergic to it, most severe allergic r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Infection: Typical might be bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus, skin, urine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: That medication has no effect on conception or on a baby if you were pregnant.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not at same time: Separate the two pills and take them at least 6 hours apart for best absorption of the antibiotic.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Why are you on abx?: Well first of all what was your diagnosis. Chances are the antibiotic is just beginning to work now. If you are on the antibiotic for upper respirator... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Statin Drug: Statin drugs are medications used to help redue cholesterol and lipids in your blood. Cephalexin is an antibiotic and that's not in the statin categor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Mostly not: The incidence of cephalexin allergy in patients with penicillin allergy is in the single digit % and likely not much different from patient without a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Depends: It depends on clinical scenario . Metoprolol for instance is twice per day unless is long acting metoprolol succinate. Digoxin is once per day. The re... Read More

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