A 28-year-old female asked:
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I caught my nose ring on a towel and its infected. I have a bunch of amoxicillin left. Will this medication help since it does treat infections?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Amoxicillin is not a good antibiotic to treat skin infections.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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