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Will antibiotics cure my lip stitch infection?

Will antibiotics cure my lip stitch infection?

See below: If there is pus in the incision it will need drainage for cure. Otherwise, antibiotic treatment directed against the infecting organism should be effective. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I was given an antibotic for an infection in my jaw on the inside of my mouth. Now I have tiny blister on my lips. Why?

I was given an antibotic for an infection in my jaw on the inside of my mouth. Now I have tiny blister on my lips. Why?

Lip blisters: Lip blisters maybe a sign of viral infection such as viral stomatitis due to herpesvirus, or allergic reaction to antibiotics, you need to see a doctor and a have a thorough exam ...Read more

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Infection in mouth. What should I do? Should I get some antibiotics?

Infection in mouth. What should I do? Should I get some antibiotics?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotic for 3 days for a sinus infection and still have pain in my face and head. How long will it take for me to feel better?

I've been on antibiotic for 3 days for a sinus infection and still have pain in my face and head. How long will it take for me to feel better?

Longer: Chronic sinus infections can occasionally be extremely difficult requiring 2-4 weeks. If you are a smoker this can be aggravated also if you have a structural problem that impedes normal sinus drainage more serious intervention might be needed. ...Read more

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If I am already on a antibiotic for a cold is there any chance that I could develop a ear infection bc my head is already hurting?

If I am already on a antibiotic for a cold is there any chance that I could develop a ear infection bc my head is already hurting?

Common cold: Is due to viral infection, so antibiotics won't be of value unless a secondary bacterial infection sets in, so you are allowed to have viral infection of your middle ears or your sinuses despite being on antibiotics, if it is really bothersome see your doctor, meanwhile, saline nasal wash and salt water gargles would help ...Read more

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Does antibiotics for STDs work for the mouth infection?

Does antibiotics for STDs work for the mouth infection?

Need: Need more information about what antibiotics you are on now, for what reason and what infection do you have it in the mouth? ...Read more

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My tooth infection is draining into my mouth. Can I keep taking my antibiotics?

Yes: Drainage of an abscess helps it to resolve and the antibiotics will prevent the sensitive bacteria from reinfecting the same area. ...Read more

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9yr old 78lb. Male on amoxicillin 400mg/5ml (10ml bid) for 3 1/2 days so far for infection in mouth. Now has strep. Should this antibiotic cure it?

9yr old 78lb. Male on amoxicillin 400mg/5ml (10ml bid) for 3 1/2 days so far for infection in mouth. Now has strep. Should this antibiotic cure it?

Normally yes: IF on the antibiotic when he acguired Strep I would suspectantibithe infection is resistant to the antibiotic and a new antibiotic should be given. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely necessary for me to have an antibiotic for sinus infection or can I just I just use a nasal spray? My head has been in alot of pain

Is it absolutely necessary for me to have an antibiotic for sinus infection or can I just I just use a nasal spray? My head has been in alot of pain

Antibiotic need: By your symptoms it sounds like you likely have an upper respiratory infection which in most cases is caused by a virus and can be treated with nasal saline and decongestants. If your symptoms do not start to alleviate within 5-7 days a bacterial infection may be present and you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need to be treated with an antibiotic.
Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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I am using a prescribed mouth rinse for an infection. I need a cleaning of my teeth, its overdue. Can I still have a cleaning? I am on an antibiotic.

I am using a prescribed mouth rinse for an infection. I need a cleaning of my teeth, its overdue. Can I still have a cleaning? I am on an antibiotic.

BEST T TIME FOR IT: If the infection is low grade than having a cleaning under antibiotics is the best situation because bacteria in the oral cavity are stirred up and being under antibiotics is your best protection. If high grade infection than best to wait till it's over. ...Read more

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Recently had a colon infection due to being immuno- suppressed had 3 different IV antibiotics since have developed red mouth which is sticky, any idea?

Recently had a colon infection due to being immuno- suppressed had 3 different IV antibiotics since have developed red mouth which is sticky, any idea?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to examine your mouth it is difficult to even speculate, but it is possible that this is a secondary yeast infection. Have this looked at by your oncologist. ...Read more

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Bad allergies which went into a cold &now a sinus infection. On day 3 of antibiotic, still bad head pain when I cough. Is this still w/i normal?

Possibly: Even if the right antibiotic is prescribed, it may take 3-4 days to note results. However if no improvement by the 5th day, you will to ask your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Z-Pac on Monday by Health Tap and today is my last day of the antibiotic and I am not better at all. I believe it has turned into a sinus infection with my head feeling full - hurts when I bend over - lots of mucous, coughing, my s?

I was prescribed Z-Pac on Monday by Health Tap and today is my last day of the antibiotic and I am not better at all. I believe it has turned into a sinus infection with my head feeling full - hurts when I bend over - lots of mucous, coughing, my s?

Virus? Allergy?: These symptoms are most suggestive of a viral infection or allergy; may not respond to any antibiotic. Sometimes doctors try prescribing azithromycin or other antibiotics, in the hope they might help -- but knowing they may not. Probably you'll just have to wait til it clear on its own, treating with decongestants, aspirin, etc to control symptoms. But ask your doctor if concerned or in doubt. ...Read more

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Sinus infection keeps coming back constant foul taste in mouth from nasal drip. Antibiotics knock it out and comes back every time?

Sinus infection keeps coming back constant foul taste in mouth from nasal drip. Antibiotics knock it out and comes back every time?

Rinsing or surgery.: Try frequent sinus and nose rinsing with one of the over the counter kits. Also your physician should consider if you are a candidate for a long term preventive antibiotic use or refer you to an E.N.T. surgeon for considering if surgical treatment would take care of your problem. ...Read more

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4 days after wisdom tooth op I have a slimy mouth & white/yellow tongue. Did 3 days antibiotics already just in case. Chance of infection? Or normal?

Go back to dentist: This may be thrush secondary to the antibiotics you were given. Without seeing this impossible to diagnose, but the dentist who extracted your wisdom tooth will know and be able to advise. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a tooth infection but lm seem to have allergic reaction to antibiotics what can I do get rid of infec in a lot of pain peroxide mouth rinse?

Have a tooth infection but lm seem to have allergic reaction to antibiotics what can I do get rid of infec in a lot of pain peroxide mouth rinse?

Allergies: Some people have reactions to antibiotics but are not really allergic, or they are allergic to one but not another. You cannot fix this problem without seeing a dentist. Please call a dentist for an appointment and feel better soon. ...Read more

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My 4y has had an ear infection for about 4 weeks went to ENT prescribed drops n antibiotic by mouth he been on drops 3 wks n other 2 why isn't he bett?

? better?: Any antibiotic I use for any ear infection may fail. It happens when the germ is resistant or if the muck inside the ear is too thick for the med to get trough and kill the germ. The fluid behind the drum is often present for 4-6 weeks after treatment when the med does work. A change of med may be needed, rarely the ENT needs to drain the infection for it to resolve. Discuss with the doc. ...Read more

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Toddler won't take medicine - help! My 2 yr old toddler was diagnosed with an ear infection a week ago. Antibiotic was prescribed but we can't get him to take it. We've held him down to try and get it in his mouth using the dropper, hoping some of it wil

Toddler won't take medicine - help! My 2 yr old toddler was diagnosed with an ear infection a week ago. Antibiotic was prescribed but we can't get him to take it. We've held him down to try and get it in his mouth using the dropper, hoping some of it wil

Since: Since it has been a week and your child seems better, you may want to take them back to their doctor to see if the infection is gone - if it is, then you can breathe a sigh of relief about getting medication into them for this round.

For future illnesses, it's worth talking to your child's doctor about alternative methods for giving him medication depending on what he needs.

Some antibiotics come in an injectable form (such as Ceftriaxone which can treat an ear infection with 3 shots over 3 days). You'll have to discuss with your child's doctor over whether this is a possibility in their clinic.

Other antibiotics are notoriously awful tasting (penicillin, clindamycin) and trying to go for the better tasting ones (amoxicillin, cefdinir) can help as long as the good tasting ones are appropriate for treatment of the illness.

You can also discuss techniques for medication-taking with the nurses in you child's doctor office. Many of them are masters at getting children to take medicines and may be able to give you some tips of demonstrate techniques.

Finally, you may be able to find a pharmacy that flavors medications on an individual basis and can find a flavor the child likes. Or your child's doctor may be able to prescribe a pill form that can be crushed and hidden in pudding or yogurt. Some children find this to be much less objectionable than the liquid form.

Good luck!



legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection early november, took all of antibiotic now have dry mouth agsin and runny nose, why?

I had a sinus infection early november, took all of antibiotic now have dry mouth agsin and runny nose, why?

See ENT: You should probably see an ear, nose and throat doctor to have your sinuses and salivary glands checked. Bring a list of all medications and herbal supplements that you take as well. ...Read more

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Recurrent infection after shaving near mouth. Like acne and pus. Antibiotics work but it comes back. I have nasal drip due to non allergic rhinitis.?

Shaving: Please be sure you have a new razor. Please wash your face prior to shaving. If continues, get tested for MRSA- you should not need an antibiotic for shaving. Suspect infected razor but see a dermatologist for testing if it persists ...Read more

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I have a chest infection and went to docs and got an antibiotic. Very high temp 39.5 and sore from head to toe. Blood in urine today should I worry?

I have a chest infection and went to docs and got an antibiotic. Very high temp 39.5 and sore from head to toe. Blood in urine today should I worry?

Fever: The short answer is yes. Given the blood in the urine you need to be seen in an emergency ward today. Drink lots of fluids and take some acetaminophen (NOT aspirin or ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Been on amoxicillin for 10 days for a bad mouth throat and nose infection can antibiotics cause you to spot even though my period ain't due for 2wks?

Been on amoxicillin for 10 days for a bad mouth throat and nose infection can antibiotics cause you to spot even though my period ain't due for 2wks?

Likely no: Antibiotics as you described are not likely to give you an abnormal period however your ailment may have contributed to not having a normal cycle and is more suspect. ...Read more

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Should I hav a head ct? I have had a middle ear infection for over 8 weeks now with no change, dispite 3 doses of antibiotic ear drops, plus augmentn

Should I hav a head ct? I have had a middle ear infection for over 8 weeks now with no change, dispite 3 doses of antibiotic ear drops, plus augmentn

Depends: It depends on who has diagnosed you wtih a middle ear infection. With respect to my primary care colleagues: many times "fluid" on the ear is diagnosed as an infection when in fact it is not "infected" but rather residual fluid collection as a result of infection. If the fluid has persisted for 8 weeks... No you don't need a ct. If you haven't seen an ent, I would see an ent. ...Read more

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My daughter had been in excruciating pain for 2 days. The urgent care dr said it was a bad sinus infection. The pain is in her head and ears. She is taking percoset for the pain, nasal spray with a steroid and antibiotcs. The persoset does not take any of

My daughter had been in excruciating pain for 2 days. The urgent care dr said it was a bad sinus infection. The pain is in her head and ears. She is taking percoset for the pain, nasal spray with a steroid and antibiotcs. The persoset does not take any of

If: If her pain is persisting even with pain medication, then she needs to go back to her primary for a follow up and a change in medication. By the date of this post almost a week has passed, so hopefully she is better by now, so for you and anyone reading this post no one should ever have to deal with excrutiating pain, especially because it can mean something more serious is going on. Always seek medical help in situations like this. ...Read more

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Cause? Recurring infect been on antibiotic shot&pills2×'s & steriods&steriod spray rotten smells back on same side w/presure in head drainage raw throa

Culture: You may need to take culture sensitivity test to antibiotics. Apparently you infection is not responding. Talk to prescribing physician or see ent. ...Read more

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How do I know I have oral thrush, been on antibiotics for 14 days for sinus infect, excessive dry mouth and throat, no other symptoms.

How do I know I have oral thrush, been on antibiotics for 14 days for sinus infect, excessive dry mouth and throat, no other symptoms.

See a doc: Generally oral thrush causes whitish coating in mouth that can be somewhat painful. You should be further evaluated by a doc. Either see a local doc or contact a HealthTap provider for more assistance. ...Read more

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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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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