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Does Amoxcillin help both bacteria and viral infections? And can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Amoxcillin if need to?

Does Amoxcillin help both bacteria and viral infections? And can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Amoxcillin if need to?

No ma'am: Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin, but is slightly more broad, meaning that it kills a few more species of bacteria than penicillin. It is only antibacterial so it has no known antiviral activity. Yes you can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) but never exceed labeled recs. Both drugs are metabolized by the liver. Feel better!!! ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My daughter is 11 months old and has had a fever for over 24hrs I took her to the ER last night and they said she may have a ear and viral infection they gave me amoxicillian and informed me to give her tylonal and motrin every other 4 hrs its not decreas

My daughter is 11 months old and has had a fever for over 24hrs I took her to the ER last night and they said she may have a ear and viral infection they gave me amoxicillian and informed me to give her tylonal and motrin every other 4 hrs its not decreas

Good news/bad news: The good news is you had your daughter seen & they didn't find a terrible problem. The bad news is that many viral illnesses will have fever as part of their natural course & meds may not alter the fever. The fever is not destructive, it is a sign the body recognizes illness & speeds up it's metabolism to fight it. I would concentrate more on assuring good fluid intake to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause a non-allergenic rash if pt has virus infection due to viral antibodies?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause a non-allergenic rash if pt has virus infection due to viral antibodies?

Yes: Yes, but it doesn't depend on a viral infection. Many meds, including antibiotics like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate) can cause bothersome rashes like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction) or urticaria (hives). Less frequently & much more serious, it (like other meds) can cause a skin reaction called erythema multiforme and stevens-johnson syndrome requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?

18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?

Diarrhea due to meds: If your toddler has never had amox before , diarrhea sometimes can be due to antibiotics. Vomitting may be associated with the ear infection. If his fever gets higher with continued vomitting and increased resp rate, best to see md ...Read more

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How come I have recurring viral infections?

How come I have recurring viral infections?

Immune system: Some people are prone to certain types of infections due to their immune composition. Rarely people can have immune disorders, but this is usually diagnosed early in life. ...Read more

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What is a viral infection?

What is a viral infection?

From a virus: Infections most often are either bacterial ( ie strep throat) or viral ( ie the flu, the common cold) Bacterial infections are treatment with antibiotics which kill or harm the bacteria allowing your immune syst to destroy the rest. Viruses run their course are not harmed by antibiotics and make you ill for a week or more. ...Read more

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What is systemic viral infection?

What is systemic viral infection?

A pattern: In general a bacteria,like a staph abscess, enters the body and attacks a specific region or site, spreading locally. Viruses usually enter the body through the soft tissue of the oral cavity, eyes or nose.Viruses must enter tissue to survive and reproduce, then spread to the blood where they can quickly spread to all areas of the body, where it can trigger "systemic" symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of viral infection?

What are symptoms of viral infection?

Where?: Viral infection of the upper respiratory tract would include sinus congestion, runny nose, etc, with fever and aches. Viral gastroenteritis would be fever, nausea, vomiting and or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the causes of viral infections in infants?

Viral Infections: Viruses are living material that may cause illness spread generally from person to person thru several mechanisms including close contact.Avoidance of ill people and good handwashing are factors in preventing spread. ...Read more

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Is viral infection contagious?

Is viral infection contagious?

Depends on the virus: But most spread from person to person by one route or another. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more