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Doctor insights on: Calvepen 666 And Flagyl For Dental Infection

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?

Yes: Flagyl and pen vk is a fine antibiotic depending on the type of infection you have. If you have concerns about the medications being prescribed, you should speak to your doctor. If you don't trust your doctor, find somebody you do. ...Read more

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Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Not best choice: Flagyl does not treat the most common bacterium causing utis in women (e. Coli) so check with your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I was given Flagyl 250 to cure my ecoli infection. Is that the right strength? I remember being given Flagyl 500?

Wrong antibiotic: If you've been given Flagyl for an E. coli infection- that doesn't make proper sense, since it will not work against E. coli. I would call the doctor to ask 'what' they are actually treating and why. There are different doses of Flagyl (metronidazole) and 500 mg is a standard dose. Sometimes a doctor will dose adjust a medication depending on the patient and the infection. You need to get answers. ...Read more

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Good morning doctors! Thank you for taking time out of your day to answer questions. Can Flagyl be used for u.T.I infections? Thank you.

Usually not: Flagyl would cover many bacteria found in vaginal infections and other conditions but not necessarily be a good choice for uti. After culture results are known, it may be found to be effective against the infecting organism, but it doesn't work well for several common bacteria which cause uti. It is not a common first-line agent. ...Read more

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Cdiff infection 2/23-3/10. Then again positive since 3/25. I don't feel ill. Had flagyl and vancomycin. Why is it still here? I must return to work.

Cdiff infection 2/23-3/10. Then again positive since 3/25. I don't feel ill. Had flagyl and vancomycin. Why is it still here? I must return to work.

Yes: Higher dose of oral vanco 500 mg 4 times per day for 2 weeks then taper slowly over 6 weeks. Other option is fodaximycin (expensive new drug) thee option if those failed and u get another recurrence then stool transplant. Simple advise to avoid recurrence ; don't take antibiotics for cold or Ito that is not even symptomatic. I mean take the antibiotics only if really needed ...Read more

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Is there anything new in treating infection in a jpouch. Currently using flagyl. Makes me sick to use. Infect every three months.

Is there anything new in treating infection in a jpouch. Currently using flagyl. Makes me sick to use. Infect every three months.

Pouchitis: Referred to as "pouchitis" many times by surgeons. Ciprofloxacin can be used to treat as well. Viral infections are common as well...So just keep in mind that all the antibiotics in the world won't help this. Other less commonly used antibiotics (that I use. Include - rifaximin, Clarithromycin and dificid). ...Read more

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Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

Will Flagyl work on a sinus infection?

Sinus infection: Metronidazole is not effective against s.Pneumoniae, h.Influenzae or m.Catarrhalis, the three most likely causative agents in sinusitis. Not a great choice for a straightforward sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can I take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl. ...Read more

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Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Can you treat sinus infection with flagyl?

Maybe: Some chronic sinus infections may become difficult due to the overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria, and your doctor may choose Metronidazole as part of the treatment regimen. You need to be seeing an ENT for serious infections of this type. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Flagyl cause a yeast infection?

Please tell me can Flagyl cause a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacteria that inhabit the body, and this can then allow for overgrowth of yeast. It's not uncommon for women, particularly, to develop yeast infections during/after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

Flagyl: It is unwise to use any antibiotic for purposes other than those for which the medication was originally prescribed. Go to the dentist. ...Read more

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Would Flagyl ever be prescribed for a yeast infection?

No: Flagyl is not effective for yeast infection, it is an antibiotic used for bacterial vaginosis but can make yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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Any suggestions or alternatives to clearing up a BV recurring infection besides Flagyl or creams. I am having no such luck and keep coming.

Good question: It may have to do with the change in the normal bacteria population that inhabits the vaginal (typically lactobacillus). In bv, the population has shifted to other types of bacteria that produce the 'amine' like odor. Recommend seeing your gynecologist to discuss alternatives. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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Flagyl treat other infection besides stomach infections.

Antibiotics: Flagyl is used to treat anaerobic bacteria which are mostly associated with infections of the GI tract including biliary system. This includes gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, c. Diff infection, etc. ...Read more

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Will Flagyl treat treat other body infection besides stomach infections? If so what part of the body do they work best?

Will Flagyl treat treat other body infection besides stomach infections? If so what part of the body do they work best?

Lots!: Flagyl has is broad spectrum antibiotic that acts against a broad range disease causing bacteria both gram-positive and graham negative bacteria. It is the treatment of choice for the trichomoniasis, amoeba and giardias.;anaerobic bacterial infections caused by clostridia fusobacterium and bacteroides species ;also gardnerella vaginalis h. Pylori other classes. ...Read more

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I got a pap smear done on Thursdayand was given UFEN-V cream to use along with Flagyl tablets what are they for. Do I have an infection?

Sounds like it: UFEN-V is an antifungal, for yeast, while the Flagyl is either for bacterial vaginosis or Trichimonas, it sounds like you need to ask your MD to clarify what is being treated. ...Read more

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Diag with BV at least 10 yrs ago-flagyl works while taking but comes immed back. Latest culture-no infection but still odor/discharge as always! Help!?

Need diagnosis: Although Metronidazole (flagyl) may be helpful in some cases of bacterial vaginitis, some bacteria (aerobes) may be quite resistant. Check with your ob/gyn, first for a specific diagnosis, and then for therapeutic recommendations. Flagyl may be helpful for trichomonas vaginitis, which is not bacterial and you may be dealing with more than a single problem. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Husband was prescribed 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2Xaday for 30 days and 500mg flagyl 3X aday for 21 days. He told me I needed to be tested for infection. Reasons?

Husband was prescribed 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) 2Xaday for 30 days and 500mg flagyl 3X aday for 21 days. He told me I needed to be tested for infection. Reasons?

Speak with spouse.: Clearly your husband is being treated for an infection. It is important that the two of you discuss what infection he is being treated for. (Or another possible reason is that it he is a contact of someone who has an infection). Bottom line - the two of you need to discuss this. Asking an unknown provider on-line to guess about the reason isn't in your best interest. Take care. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

Different germs: If an infection does not respond to antibiotic treatment, either the wrong antibiotic was picked, or the germs are resistant against the antibiotic. Resistance to antibiotics in female vulvovaginitis is not really a problem. Sometimes, antibiotics cause an exacerbation of a mild yeast infection and the patient jumps from the fire into the frying pan. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment could I take for a reoccurring viginal infection (bv)? I've taken Flagyl several times. Both orally and viginaly.

What kind of treatment could I take for a reoccurring viginal infection (bv)? I've taken Flagyl several times. Both orally and viginaly.

Clindamycin: Clindamycin is another treatment for bacterial vaginosis. It can be taken orally or vaginally. If you are having recurrent infections, it would be very important to be evaluated for something else causing your symptoms. Please get this evaluated soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inflammation and infection in small and large intestines found on sunday. Taking Flagyl and bentyl (dicyclomine) but continueing to get worse. My next step?

Inflammation and infection in small and large intestines found on sunday. Taking Flagyl and bentyl (dicyclomine) but continueing to get worse. My next step?

Enterocolitis: If blood and stool cultures were obtained are available now and could direct a more effective course of antibiotics. If infection is truly suspected, the antibiotic regimen needs to be modified and another agent such a flourquinoone added. Ibd and some non-bacterial infections are also considered and will not improve with antibiotics. Need to note your symptoms otherwise see your dr or er. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more