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Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess.. What now?
Gum inflammation at #13 implant, neuralgia, then abscess. Removed #13, 12 implants, cleaned infection, antibiotics. Abscess now formed at #11 implant. Possible cause of gum infection, headache?
Co Q10 deficiency: Gum inflammation is known as gingivitis. It was discovered some years ago that this was due to a deficiency of Co enzyme Q10. This is a substance that is normally made in the body, but if you are in a state of nutritional inadequacy, this becomes a nutrient that can be obtained usually from a health food store. Your nutritional inadequacy is also important because at your age there should be no pr ...Read more
Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the symptoms. Call a local dentist who will prescribe what is best for your situation. The abscess will only get worse without care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Both are beneficial tools in the fight against disease. Vaccines are a benefit in avoiding some illnesses, and work best to avoid viral illnesses. Vaccines against bacteria tend to have shorter effective period and heavy exposure can overcome its protection.With today's germs and technology, we need both.In the future the answer may change. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Rifampicin (rifampin) and rifabutin are the two antibiotics that affect contraceptive implants. Rifampicin is used in treating TB and rifabutin is used in treating MAC (mycobacterium avian complex) infections associated with HIV. Other antibiotics do not affect contraceptive implants. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For most surgeries all that is recommended is antibiotic around the time of the procedure unless you have nasal packing or internal splints. However, most physicians do tend to keep you on oral antibiotics a few days after surgery if using implants. There isn't any good data that post op antibiotics reduce complications though. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Tooth infection if not treated could spread the infection to other areas of the body resulting in brain abscess, heart infection, pneumonia, or other serious complications. The source of the dental infection must ultimately be removed or controlled. See your dentist for evaluation, imaging and infection treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well....: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not something i commonly prescribe for a dental infection. It tends to be very expensive and has some difficult side effects. Unless your dentist/oral surgeon/doctor specifically told you to take this (in which case i'm sure they have a good reason), i would see your dentist/oral surgeon and get a prescription from them. I have used Levaquin (levofloxacin) before, but in unique circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is best to: Use backup method for the rest of the month, at your age if you do not want children, i would offer you an in office tubal sterilization , takes 5 minutes, is easy and safe, and you should be on the lowest dose of pills if no problems which is loloestrin- less chance of blood clots, etc. And after the tubal if you want no more periods, would do in office endometrial ablation takes 8 minutes. ...Read more
Talk to dentist: talk to your dentist - may need a drain and/or change in antibiotics ...Read more
4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?
Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more
Will not decrease: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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