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Best antibiotic for strep?

Best antibiotic for strep?

Ask your doctor: If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else. ...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


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What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

Usually penicillin: However, your dentist may prescribe something different depending upon your tooth's condition and your health. ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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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Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Best antibiotics for tonsillitis?

Usually none: Unless you have a positive strep test, your tonsillitis is probably due to a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless and aren't recommended. If you have a positive strep test, the best treatment is penicillin or amoxicillin. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for mrsa?

What's the best antibiotic for mrsa?

It depends: There are >6 different antibiotic pill options for treating MRSA & >6 intravenous antibiotic options.The best antibiotic depends on the severity of the infection, its location (skin vs. Lung vs. Blood stream, etc.), your allergy history, other medications you are taking, your past medical history (ie. Kidney failure) & your response to previous antibiotics.No 1 antibiotic is the best 100% of the time. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Usually: Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well. For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following the i. V. Antibiotic treatment?

It depends: There are bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics and are not effective. Your doctor needs to consider what antibiotics have been used in the past , possibly culture the infection to see what antibiotics will work now if needed. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin good for an abscess?

Is azithromycin good for an abscess?

Only sometimes: Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone. Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Most strains of this bacteria are resistant to zithromax. If it is MRSA septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis after the parenteral treatment?

Can't answer: It all depends on where the cellulitis was, what caused it, what the cultures grew out, and what your medical history is. For example, sometimes cellulitis grows out the MRSA bacteria which requires a completely different treatment than a usual infection in a healthy person. Also, a cellulitis in the groin may require a different treatment than one in the neck. ...Read more

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Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

What is the best antibiotic for bacterial infections?

Can't answer it.: This is too broad a question. Doctors need to take into account: what kind of bacterial infection? Where in the body? How long? Previous treatment? Strain isolated? Etc. There are excellent antibiotics available for many infections, but clearly, you need to talk to your doc about what's going on with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

What is a good antibiotic for cellulitis following iv?

Sensitivites: Hopefully, if you were sick enough to need IV antibiotics, cultures were done to see which specific bacteria caused your cellulitis. If so, then the lab also tests to see which drugs the bacteria is "sensitive" to. These are the best ones to use. These can vary depending on the type of bacteria and where the infection is, if you caught it in hospital or at home, etc. As always, finish all the med! ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for treating an infected tooth?

Dental Infection: The antibiotics do not treat the tooth, just the symptoms of the infection. You'll need to contact a local dentist to have that tooth diagnosed, determine what course of treatment is needed, and then follow thru on that treatment. Antibiotics will be prescribed by your dentist if necessary. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin good for ear infection? Please advise!

Is erythromycin good for ear infection? Please advise!

Maybe: Erythromycin and related medications such as azithromycin are occasionally used for ear infections. If your doctor examined you and chose to prescribe this medication, there is probably a good reason. If effective, you should start to feel relief after 3 or 4 days. ...Read more

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Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics: If you are allergic to penicillin , you may end up getting Clindamycin .For people who are not allergic o penicillin , Augmentin ( Penicillin + Clavulanate combo ) is usually what is prescribed . ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more