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Antibiotics For Abscess
Is it appropriate and aadvisable to take antibiotics for abscess tooth for a month while waiting for a specialist?
Just one course...: It's not ideal, but antibiotics could get you anywhere from a few days to a few months of relief. You shouldn't take more than one course though, usually 7-10 days. Taking many different antibiotics for an extended time might cause other problems like fungal infections, or resistant infections. Prompt treatment avoids this. Btw, my office is only 40 mins away from slc. I can see you next wk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had abscess near tonsil that was soft.no fever.pharyngitis.took antibiotics so got shrink.is it all cured?can antibiotics cure abscess?cult:stph aur
Small Abscesses: The staph aureus culture result suggests the the abscess drained, which is part of the treatment. Small abscesses may respond to antibiotics, but drainage by needle aspiration or scalpel incision may be required. Small peritonsillar abscesses can be treated with clindamycin. If it so large that the uvula is pushed to the side, needle drainage is attempted as well. Drainage alone can be the cure. ...Read more
Had a root canal on #12 which also has a periodical abscess. I'm on day 2 of antibiotics. The abscess has doubled in size and i feel like I have a sinus infection. Will this go eventually go down?
Periodontal Abcess: Call the dds who performed the root canal immediately so that he can examine you. If you also have a periodontal abcess, you may have a combined perio-endo lesion, which can exaggerate the symptoms usually seen with any abcess. The end of the root of tooth #12 is near the sinus above the roots of the teeth, which may make it feel like you have a sinus infection. Continue to take the antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can i take cough drops & antibiotics at the same time? Having sore throat right now. & i'm finishing antibiotics for abscess i had last week.
No problem: I am unaware of any significant interaction. ...Read more
Surgery 101: Ideally all abscesses should be drained, and many will fail antibiotic treatment, because antibiotics can't circulate well inside the abscess. Superficial abscess will often come to head and drain on their own, but surgery speeds healing. Deeper abscess, inside the chest or abdomen, may be drained percutaneously with the help of a radiologist. Surgery verses waiting must be individually evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was put on antibiotics for an abscess on my tailbone yesterday, a head formed last night, began draining itself this morning for the past 5 hours?
I had my period 2 day late last month. Then i was on antibiotics for an abscess i had. Now im late again this time 4 days?, I don't know what's going on
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