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A 55-year-old female asked:

is it possible to be on the wrong antibiotic? im on clindamycin for a gum infection, took it a wk already, going back to the dentist in 2 wks? is it?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Clindamycin is regularly used for dental infections. Your question did not state why you believe it is not the correct medication. Please address your concerns and their reasons to your provider since they know your situation better than anyone on this board.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Follow instructions: Clindamycin is a first-line antibiotic for dental and gum infections especially for those allergic to penicillin. You'll simply need to follow your dentist's instructions.

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My wife has a boil behind her back. Sometimes, the boil will swell and contained pus. We think egg consumtion caused this. Is it possible?

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