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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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Second line: Erythromycin is classically considered second line for dental infections, especially in penicillin allergic patients; however, there is increasing resistance to it, making it less and less useful. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

Please tell me if there is an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

Many: There are many alternatives for erythromycin. There are medications within the same family of antibiotics, or a doctor could prescribe a totally different class of antibiotics. It all depends on what a patient is being treated for. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

Help! need to know if there's an alternative for an erythromycin antibiotic?

That depends: That depends on condition being treated and possibly due to what cultures show the organism will be susceptible to. ...Read more

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Can I take erythromycin antibiotics for urinary tract infection.?

Only if sensitive: Ereythromycin is virtually never used for UTIs except in rare cases of culture proven staphloccocal, streptococcocal or enterococcal UTIs sensitive to Erythromycin & resistant to Amoxicillin ...Read more

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Been given erythromycin antibiotics for infection in my saliva glands, seriously painful swollen cheek. How long until I should feel better?

Been given erythromycin antibiotics for infection in my saliva glands, seriously painful swollen cheek. How long until I should feel better?

Soon!: Antibiotics usually take anywhere from 2-3 days to start feeling noticeable relief. In some cases, it gets worse before it gets better. As the antibiotic destroys the bacteria, the toxins in the bacteria are released and can cause a minor increase in your symptoms. If you have no change in symptoms after 7 days, return to your physician - you may need to change antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I use emycin (erythromycin) antibiotic syrup for my 4 yr old who has a throat infection I bought the med 3 weeks ago but have not used it will it still work?

Can I use emycin (erythromycin) antibiotic syrup for my 4 yr old who has a throat infection I bought the med 3 weeks ago but have not used it will it still work?

Tonsillitis: The syrup usually is only good for 14 days after being reconstituted with water. Also, there are many tonsillitis that are viral and not bacterial and will not respond to antibiotics. I would visit the pediatrician tomorrow. ...Read more

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My 16month old baby has green tongue after taking erythromycin, is this a side effect of the antibiotic or something else?

My 16month old baby has green tongue after taking erythromycin, is this a side effect of the antibiotic or something else?

Probably: Antibiotics change the bacterial balance in all parts of the body. In all likelihood this is due to the antibiotics. See your childs pediatricians to see if treatment is needed. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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