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Amoxicillin For Boils
Today, I was prescribed amoxicillin to clear out infection in a tooth. I also think I have a boil, I have not visited a doctor to confirm this. The boil has popped on its own and healing nicely. My concern is will the amoxicillin make the boil worse?
Boil: Antibiotic will help heal the boil. Antibiotic will reduce spread of dental infection, but will not "cure" the tooth. Root canal or extraction required to remove the infected tooth material. Please make sure to schedule appropriate treatment with your Dentist before the antibiotic runs out. ...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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Have a boil on my buttock and its really painful when I sit sonewhere. .. Been taking amoxicillin what else should I do?
I NT to the ER last night and they diagnosed me with indurated boil, can I take amoxicillin or wait to take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Boil: Indurated boil or abscess usually caused by staph infection. Most staph species resistant to amoxicillin, therefore bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be more appropriate choice since it will also treat MRSA. However, in most cases indurated boil also requires lancing and drainage, depending on the size and location of course ...Read more
I'll be going to my ob/gyn tomorrow, but I have a boil in my private part, can I take amoxicillin for today? Will it stop my pain?
Better to wait: Amoxicillin may not be the best antibiotic for this, and in any case it's not a pain pill; antibiotics require a few days to start to help. If you're not having fever, spreading redness, or serious enlargement of the "boil", you should wait until you have been examined by your ObG then follow his or her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a boil, red lump w small protruding pus, treat it w warm compress 3x & amoxicillin 2x, the center healed so there's no way to drain, is it ok?
Boil: The combination of hot compresses and antibiotics may have already helped to decrease the infection causing the boil. Usually it takes more than 2 doses to get rid of the infection. I would continue hot compresses and wait and see if the infection decreases. If it is increasing in size seek medical attention immediately. Keep the area clean and dry if possible. ...Read more
I have a boil at the bottom of my left butt cheek right where both cheeks meet/overlap. Saw my dr, got Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doing hot soaks, any other tips?
Follow up care: You're doing everything right so far, but the boil may have other ideas. If it continues to grow, gets more painful or you get a fever, you need follow up. Sometimes, a simple outpatient procedure called an Incision and Drainage is the only way to clear up the problem. However, do not try this at home! ...Read more
How long for pus to drain from an open boil went to the doctor on thursday and she told me to apply warm compress and gave me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 mg?
Depends: Usually if the abcess core is removed and the infection is responding to the antibiotics a few days. If the drainage starts increasing or is not decreasing, you can go back to see your doctor. ...Read more
Boil on lower buttcheek where cheeks meet, doing Epsom baths, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?
Pilonidal Cyst: You may have a Pilonidal Cyst. A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom of the tailbone and become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the technical term is pilonidal abscess. Pilonidal abscesses look like a large pimple at the bottom of the tailbone, just above the crack of the buttocks. These may be caused by ingrown hairs. If infected, they may have to be drained surgically ...Read more
Boil on bottom left butt cheek where they meet/overlap, saw dr, got augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & have done hot soaks, & just bought Epsom for bath after work. Tips?
Good plan! Keep it!: Sounds good, and hydrate, and stay away from sugars, as sometimes, it exacerbates boils or skin issues. Drink plenty of water, and also stay away from sodas, sweet or diet sodas too. Get some rest, reduce your stress level, and let your body work on it's own healing. Do take probiotics three times daily, if you're on antibiotics to reduce risk of vaginitis (5%) too. ...Read more
Boil on bottom of buttcheek where cheeks meet, doing Epsom baths, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?
A red boil on left vagina lip has appeared out of nowhere. Have been given amoxicillin and am using bacterial cream- Painful when I walk or pee. Help?
Not "boiled over"?: First of all, condolences on the pain of a boil in a most sensitive location. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for the medication to exercise its' "authority" over the boil and eventually it will dissipate or burst. Meanwhile, try sitting in a tub of hot water to help the process and ease the pain and if it doesn't get better in 3 days go back to your MD who is treating you to have it "lanced" ...Read more
I'm on amoxillin for a boil. Could amoxicillin 500 3 x aday for 7 days kill h.Pylori infection. I've heard you need multiple antibiotics but NT always?
H. pylori: This is best treated with a combination of an h2 blocker and two antibiotics, and single agents alone are seldom effective. Would actually be somewhat surprised if the boil responded to amoxicillin, but perhaps the bacteria in australia are more sensitive to antibiotics than those elsewhere in the world. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant. I had the 1st 2 boil at my chin but this time its now in my upper lip. Is it safe to take neomox amoxicillin 500 mg?
I have a boil on my right side over a tattoo I am currently 5 weeks pregnant they gave me amoxicillin when does it start to work and will it harm bby?
No: First, boils can rarely be treated by antibiotics. By the time a collection of pus has formed, drainage of the pus is the only effective treatment. Drainage occurs either naturally (the boil opens and drains) or surgically (it's opened with a scalpel). In addition, Amoxicillin does not treat staph, so it would be a particularly ineffective antibiotic for a boil. ...Read more
Is amoxycillin good for boil treatmentment. How long should be the course because I am getting fever from it.
MRSA: If your treatment requires antibiotics, your doctor may select a different one that has coverage for MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), such as doxycyline, clindamycin, or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Usually 5-7 days of therapy is sufficient for a boil, but duration of treatment should be tailored to clinical improvement. ...Read more