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do i need antibiotics prior to dental work if I have plates and rods in my ankle

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Stewart
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Impossible to say: Antibiotics (abx) have varying effectiveness based upon bacterial spectrum, host ( your child) resistance /immune system, area being treated. Usually ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotic: If she is on a course of antibiotics it should be effective for about 30-45 days after she is finished with the course. It will not cure the source of ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
The length of time..: ...An antibiotic is effective is dependent on several things: where you put the antibiotic (putting it on skin vs. Injecting it into a muscle), the ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Chloycystectomy: You shouldn't worry about that. the surgeon will give you Antibiotics anyway before and after the surgery. The Rod in ur leg is not an indication for ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Most surgeons use prophylactic antibiotics during cholecystectomy, but it is always good idea to tell your surgeon everything about your medical histo ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Abx proph: Yes. You need to tell your surgeon and you will have prophylaxis for the procedure. Good luck with the surgery.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
See medical doctor: Dental local anesthetic injections DO NOT cause weakness and numbing of arms and legs. Something else is going on. It might be anxiety or another medi ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
? CVA: Agree that the local injections have nothing to do with your problems in the right arm and leg. You need to have this looked at ASAP, as there is a p ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Call 911: These are the most common signs and symptoms of stroke. Do not wait cal 911. "Time lost is brain lost."
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Low : Low doses of narcotic medications have been known to improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome (rls - see the link to the article below). Since y ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Need more info...: Without knowing your medical history, what other meds you are taking, how far along you are in your pregnancy, or even your age, it is not possible to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Most pain medication: You can take most pain medications. Ask your dentist.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Used a lot: It has certainly been used a lot for itching over the years. Having an allergic reaction to it almost unheard of. Some dentists have a gift handling ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Phone call...: ... To your restorative dentist. Your dentist needs to check the bite to make sure all teeth meet correctly.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Brush and floss: Brush twice a day and floss at least once. Eating crunchy foods stimulates the jaw bones and teeth to harden. Floss daily to remove tartar and bits of ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Epstein
47 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes.

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