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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it safe to drink with antibiotics? i am taking a course to clear up an infected cut but am going to a wedding at the weekend and would like to make the most of the free bar!?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Alcohol antibiotics: While many antibiotics can be safe with alcohol, the side effects of either of these are very similar; for example, upset stomach. There are specific antibiotics that can not be mixed with antibiotics as they can cause severe reactions; therefore, as a general recommendations, we usually like patients to refrain from mixing these.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
In moderation only: You should be ok to drink in moderation only. Don't go overboard with the alcohol. If you still have the insert for the prescription, double check on that for your particular antibiotic.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
NO: I would not recommend drinking any type of alcohol while on any meds, especially antibiotics.

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How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

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Gums or inside lips?: Most hardware won't cut gums, a few rarely used attachments might. If gums are cut check with orthodontist. You might have gingivitis instead. A few rare proceedures require an incision which heals quickly. If cheeks& gums cut cover sharp area with wax and check if it can't be covered or if the area doesn't heal quickly check with orthodontist.

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