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Amoxicillin For Boils
Not very: By the time someone has a boil, it's generally too late for antibiotics. A boil needs to be opened and drained. In addition, a large proportion of boils or abscesses these days are caused by mrsa, which can't be treated with keflex. Mrsa is generally treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or clindamycin, but again, drainage is the key. ...Read more
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Doctor prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days for throat infection&the week after, prescribed amoxicillin.Am i now resistant?Is antibiotic resistance for life
Throat infection: An antibiotic should only be given if there was a strep test or culture done. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. Amoxicillin is usually sufficient for strep. Even in the few cases where strep is resistant to Amoxicillin (or augmentin), the resistance is usually short-lived and resolves within 3 months. So, you do not have lie-long resistance. ...Read more
Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacterial resistance has developed. However, at least one study has proven this to be false, and sulfonamide drugs may be useful for this infection in patients with allergies to more traditionally used antibiotics or with multiple infections. J Clin Microbiol. Dec 2012; 50(12): 4067–4072. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
Kinda, sorta: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is brand name for sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. As such, it is not used to treat tinea or fungal infections, which require antifungals, some of which are available over-the-counter (while no antibiotics are, at least not in the States). With that said, some fungal infections can become superinfected by bacteria & thus require Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS ...Read more
Cloxacillin: Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to Amoxicillin while depending on the local amount of mrsa, cloxacillin will be active against 60-70% of s.Aureus. All MRSA will be resistant to both these drugs. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacteria that Amoxicillin does not cover well. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is essentially Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid. ...Read more
Took Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for two days for strep throat. Got diarrhea from Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Doctor changed antibiotic to Omnicef. How long until diarrhea goes away?
May take a week: Prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea has been effective when probiotics are provided when antibiotic is prescribed. After diarrhea starts, the folllowing have been shown to shorten the course: L. rhamnosus GG, S. boulardii and two mixtures, one containing L. casei DN-114 001 and the other Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285, all have good evidence of efficacy in preventing AAD in clinical trial ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I effectively take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for staph and Amoxicillan for sinus infection at the same time?
Yes but unnecessary: There are few bacteria (in the sinus or anywhere else) treated with amoxicillin that are not equally well treated with sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim). And taking both will increase the risk of side effects, especially diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Probably OK to stop the amoxicillin, but first check with your doctor. ...Read more