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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?: I wouldn't recommend it. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
Dentist!: Your best bet is the doctor most familiar with the mouth, oral cavity and surrounding structures - the dentist!
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: You might Start with your Dentist and as needed be referred to the Oral Surgeon, or go right to the O.S. Typically you like to be with whomever is goi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Seek medical help: They will probably want the ornament removed. You may need antibiotics, . You will need to keep the area clean, possibly rinse with colgate peroxyl. ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Try salt water: Salt water rinses, 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a warm glass of water. Rinse and spit out until the glass is empty. Do it at least 4 times a day. You shoul ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
GET medical eval: promptly. These can turn south fast. . Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes can enter tissues through the piercing & lead to Toxic Shoc ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Healthtap: Healthtap is a site dedicated to human health. Very few of the professionals here would be qualified to address home treatment of ill lizards. Sorry ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moorhead
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotic : Antibiotic treatment can alter the balance of bacteria and other organisms in the body. In the mouth, this can lead to an increase in the growth of so ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Reflux: If there is no yeast then there could be the result of reflux from your stomach or a vitamin deficiency. B complex is safe to take to see if it improv ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabina Ben-Zion
19 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Amoxicillin/penicllin is used quite often to treat infections in the mouth such as strep throat and dental abscesses.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Abx ointment: The first question is whether or not it is truly a staph infection. There are many skin lesions that can occur around the mouth some of which are bact ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: Are you referring to a cervical infection? The type of infection (i.e. organism) would need to be known in order to develop a treatment plan. There is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Natural tx: Although you can eat yogurts with live cultures or drink kefir - i would still see your physician to determine why you developed thrush in the first p ... Read More

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