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Metronidazole gum infection

A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 53 years experience
Another culture: The patogen may be not sensitive to the antibiotic , may need another culture from infection site.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Gum infection: May be the wrong antibiotic or the wrong type of treatment. It sounds as if you should be under the care of a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Immediately: Take exactly as directed by your dentist or periodontist. Know that rx will require more than just pills.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
24-48 hours: It usually takes on the order of 24-48 hours for metronidazole to start to create their affect.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Low risk, no worries: Usually nobody knows if they are allergic to a drug until they start taking it. But allergy to metronidazole is uncommon, and when it happens, it's ra... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Gum infection : It depends on the cause of the infection. There is no way to tell without a visual examination, x-rays and additional information. Make sure your ret... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Unlikely: Although metronidazole may have an antibacterial effect on a small spectrum of germs, it has little or no value with the type of germs that cause ear ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Two doses is much too soon to expect metronidazole (Flagyl) or any antibiotic to start to improve symptoms of infection. Get in touch with your dentis... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Allen
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
That is ok!: One option is 2000 mg of metronidazole as a one time dose when treating trichomonas. Four 500 mg pills would have you covered. Symptoms should start... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Staphylococcus: If you mean a "staph" infection, the answer is no. Metronidazole is quite effective against some amoebae and is lethal to bacteria that are obligate ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Expired: I would check with your pharmacist. Many medications, but not all,are still effective months or years after their expiration date, but physicians are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not proper treatment: a single 2 g dose is not proper treatment for BV. that is treatment for trichomonad . infection may not clear with single dose.
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