A 42-year-old female asked:
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I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Maybe: It might work. You might need a high dose. Many dentists start with this. If it doesn't work after a few days you may have to change the antibiotic but the bottom line is to get the tooth fixed!!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Yes, OK: the steroid is given to reduce inflammation and at this dose wouldn't compromise your immunity, best wishes
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