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Best Antibiotic For Abscess
Stitch abscess on the side of my knee from surgery 2 years ago. What would be the best treatment. Already had antibiotics that didn't work.
Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
I have a severe swollen upper lip due to an dental abscess. What is the best remedy to get rid of it? I am taking antibiotics prescribed by my dentist-this is my 3rd day on them
Options: Antibiotics help but getting the problem solved is the best way to get more rapid relief. You should by now start to notice the antibiotic working. If there is a large firm mass draining it will give by far the most relief, but sometimes the infection is spread through tissues and does not drain when incised. Your dentist should be able to determine this for you. Next option is to start root canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recognize the danger: First, infections spreading to other areas, especially distant areas like these, should be considered serious. Seek treatment now. Second, in selecting an antibiotic there are multiple considerations to think about (i.e. Allergies, other meds, side effects, etc.). Having said that, a common approach is a combo of penicillin and metronidazole. Clindamycin is also another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?
Pregnancy treatment: I'm sure we would all love to help resolve your issue as simply and quickly as possible. However, this is a question best answered after the dentist who is actually treating you confers with your obstetrician and together with your approval decide on the best course of treatment as well as which antibiotic to use. No internet advice, sorry. Congrats! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had dental abcess. Tooth extracted. On antibiotics 3 more days.. What is best way to see if sepsis has occured..?
Treatment: If it's a Dental abscess, it will not go away until the tooth is treated (root canal or extraction). Antibiotics will simply slow the spread of the infection, not cure it. If a Medical abscess it may need incision and drainage. See the doctor that prescribed the antibiotic for treatment choices. ...Read more
See Dr.: Many absceses can be "walled off" and the true and definative treatment needs to be surgical incision and drainage (i&d). There is always the chance the meds you took were not effective and the bacteria had resisitance to the meds. Taking more antibx isnot the answer, as that may promote more, future resistance. Get the abcess evaluated by a dr. Who can I&D it and culture it. Good luck. ...Read more
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