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I'm taking amoxicillin 500mg for a tooth infection and i contracted what i believe to be a throat infection. should i go to the doctor if i'm already on penicillin?

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Dr. Tarek Hamid answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Contracting a throat infection while on penicillin indicate resistant bactria that might need a throat swap and culture to be able to prescribe the right antibiotic to treat it.

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Dr. David May answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It could also be a viral infection. It will not respond to antibiotics. Go see your primary care physician and have ot checked out.

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Dr. Joel Whiteman answered

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I would most certainly go see your medical doctor. There is a chance that the throat infection could be something other than bacterial or viral and your md would be the one to determine that.

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Dr. David Schleimer answered

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Antibiotics can indiscriminately kill all kinds of bacteria, and there are some that are normal and helpful in maintaining the correct balance. Your throat infection could be coincidentally of viral origin, or the Amoxicillin may have caused this imbalance i spoke of and allowed a fungal or candidal infection. Either way, an md consult would be beneficial and correct. Btw, pen or amox?

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