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Does amoxicillin treat skin infections

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Antibiotics: Skin infections are not often treated with penicillins. These are not choices i would make for my patients.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't recommend: In addition to being outdated - different conditions respond to different antibiotics.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See doctor: Old antibiotics loose potency and Amoxicillin does not cover skin infections
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Medical School/NIH: It may be time to visit the dermatology department/clinic of your local medical school. A medical school is likely to have experts in skin disorders a... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Rash: Are you sure it is an infection? Are the bumps ithcy? Possible this could be an allergic reaction.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Need right diagnosis: Diagnosis needs to be re-evaluated. Maybe it is not infection. Was a culture taken or any other test to confirm that this is an infection. If it is an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 27 years experience
See your Dr.: A bacterial infection will need to be evaluated by a physician and usually treated with antibiotics.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Clotrimazole: If you are certain it is a skin fungus, then you can try over the counter clotrimazole which is a very effective fungicide, and inexpensive. Apply th... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Shoe change: Tight shoes can cause infection. If you do have an infection typically an antibiotic is indicated for treatment. Sometimes thought the foot can get re... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Few weeks: Give it a few weeks. It should start healing up by that time, if not see a dermatologist for evaluation and possible biopsy. In the mean time keep it ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well.