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cephalexin medication

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
41 years experience Dentistry
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
9 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Bactericidal for oral infections.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
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
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Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
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
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That medication has no effect on conception or on a baby if you were pregnant.
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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
21 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrios
23 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not a street drug : So Keflex aka cephalexin (generic name) us an antibiotic and not relevant to your question. Take care,
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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