A 18-year-old female asked:
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i have a few tooth abcess and i'm not allergic to amoxcillin but my face and lips where swollen ad i've been on amox for a few days plus puffy eyes?

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Call your doctor: You may need a different antibiotic, you may be either allergic to Amoxicillin or the antibiotic is not working well especially if you are not getting better.
Answered on Mar 18, 2015
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Swollen face: Are you also being treated for the cause of the tooth infections? Taking antibiotics alone will not necessarily bring the swelling down. You might require an incision ; drainage if the infection is walled off from the body's defense mechanisms. An increase in antibiotic dose or a change to another antibiotic might be required. A culture might also be required to determine the best antibiotic 2 use.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
What is dose?: You could be taking not enough of amoxicillin-500mg 4x a day- if no reduction in swelling have dentist switch you to clindamycin.
Answered on Sep 12, 2014
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Dr. Gary Brigham
50 years experience Orthodontics
Consult your dentist: Your continued swelling may indicate a need to review or adjust your antibiotic to combat the infection. If your dentist determines that the dosage is appropriate, he may decide to switch you to a different antibiotic. Call your dentist for immediate attention to this problem.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Contact DDS: See your dentist to address the dental problem you are having. An antibiotic alone will not cure your problem.
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