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Is it possible for me to use amoxicillin for boils in pregnancy?

Is it possible for me to use amoxicillin for boils in pregnancy?

YOU should ask all : Antibiotic related questions to your ob, amoicillin is safe in pregnancy but it may or may not be the treatment of choice for the boils please discuss with your OB tonight. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Will dental amoxicillin help my boil on my vagina go away?

Will  dental amoxicillin help my boil on my vagina go away?

Probably not: Amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice for mouth infections. Please consult your ob/gyn doctor for a recommendation. Also, you will also need an examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is better for boils: amoxicillin or cloxacillin?

Which is better for boils: amoxicillin or cloxacillin?

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

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I have an awful boil on my ankle, with a second one appearing now on my back. I was prescribed amoxicillin and am wondering if its the right antib. ?

I have an awful boil on my ankle, with a second one appearing now on my back.  I was prescribed amoxicillin and am wondering if its the right antib. ?

May be resistant: Bacteria that cause skin boils are often resistant to penicillin and amoxicillin. A patient with skin boils can call the doctor again and ask about fast the boils should be going away, and when the doctor would want to recheck the infection to see if stronger (less resistant) antibiotics would be needed. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin right for the treatment of boils?

Is amoxicillin right for the treatment of boils?

No: Boils will frequently resolve with hot salt water soaks until they drain. Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to amoxicillin. Dicloxicillin or Keflex would be effective against mssa. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin used to get rid of a boil?

No: Antibiotics generally can't be used to treat boils, which usually have to be opened and drained. In addition, boils usually are caused by staph aureus, and Amoxicillin doesn't treat staph. ...Read more

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Have a boil on my buttock and its really painful when i sit sonewhere ... Been taking amoxicillin what else should I do?

See a doctor: You need to see a physician who can examine you. You may need him/her to lance the boil so that you can heal. The Amoxicillin may not be able to do this on its own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. which one is for them?

I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. which one is for them?

Caution: I would choose Clindamycin over Amox as I suspect you have MRSA .... BUT it is very unwise to take old medicines and left over meds means you didn't complete the original treatment. Not taking the full course of antibiotics only partially treats the germ - kills the weak ones and teaches the strong ones to fight harder next time. Soon the meds may not work. See your MD to get full course again. http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ ...Read more

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Should i lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

Should i lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home and just start taking amoxicillin?

No: This is way to difficult to do looking in a mirror, i would be concerned that you could do quite a bit of damage in your attempt. This is a dental problem, you need to see your dentist asap to determine the exact cause of your abscess and perform the correct treatment and only prescribe the correct dose of the right medication. See photo, this is a problem. ...Read more

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Should i lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

Should i lance a dental gum boil (abscess) at home? I just began amoxicillin yesterday?

No: The "gum boil" is the result of infection trying to move to the area of least resistance. If you pop it at home without supervision then you risk spreading the infection. Amoxicillin typically takes 2 - 3 days to work. If it is not painful then be patient for a couple of days, it may go away. If not call your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more