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Can Ceftin Treat Dental Infections
Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) 500 mg an effective antibiotic to treat mild diabetic wounds and infection. Pls help.
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
Should I avoid having sex with someone being treated with ceftin (cefuroxime) for a bacterial, periodontal infection?
Not really: Just remember that antibiotics can interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more
Have a double ear infection. Dr prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for treatment start today. Will I get meningitis from this ear infection if I hadn't had treated it?
Unlikely....: Unlikely but possible. It is more likely, if the infection spreads beyond your ear, that it will go into the mastoid bone located right behind your ear. Even this, though, won't happen most of the time. Ear infections are treated to reduce pain and protect hearing. ...Read more
It can be: Cefuroxime is a 2nd generation cephalosporin, and can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. If a urine culture was obtained showing 'sensitivity' to cefuroxime, then it is a good choice. It is frequently used for respiratory infections, and can be used for uti's as well, but I would like to see a culture result to be sure it is adequate. ...Read more
Been on Ceftin (cefuroxime) for 15 days for a sinus infection. I started having some severe tingling in my back a few days ago. Is this a reaction or side effect?
That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall I would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more
Hysterectomy soon. Just started ceftin (cefuroxime) for 2 weeks then on to keflex for 30 days for chronic bladder infection. Ok to keep taking thru surgery?
About one week: It this is not clearing up you should contact your pcp to discuss the next step. ...Read more
My 10 months old daughter has been prescribed with ceftin (cefuroxime) for her ear infection. Can you please suggest making medicine taste better.?
See pharmacist: A pharmacy can add flavoring to medications to make them taste better. ...Read more
Varies: I find the response to this antibiotic is usually evident with a reduction in systemic systems like fever within 48 hrs. The muffled hearing, pressure and fullness may last a few weeks. Failure to see any improvement within 48 hours may indicate a resistant germ or additional problems. A recheck would be indicated. ...Read more
I just took two Advil for menstrual cramps, and I need to take ceftin (cefuroxime) for my sinus infection. Can i?
Just got prescribed 10-day Ceftin (cefuroxime) for a sinus infection, but have a 3-day-old tattoo. Will the antibiotics damage/affect the healing of the tattoo?
On ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x/day for bad sinus infection. Have had vomiting the 1st day, and now heartburn. It's excruciating; should I skip the 2nd dose and call dr?
Yes your doctor shou: You must inform the doctor, so that he/she can make some adjustments. The heartburn can be easily controlled with maalox or you can get hold of some Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(least expensive). Prilosec is even more effective for heartburn but it costs a bit more. ...Read more
21d w/bronchitis & sinus infection. In the last 2d, finally starting to feel better, 75%. Just done 17-days of ceftin, (cefuroxime) after a z-pack. Still, phlegmy/congested. Do I wait before going back to dr?
Viral illness: It may be a simple case of bronchitis and I am happy that you are feeling 75% better. Stop smoking, drink plenty of fluids, and rest. Should you develop persistent fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, and worsening cough, you would need to see your pcp or go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more
Can kidney stones cause a 4-year-long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?
Here are some ....: Most common recurrent UTIs in females involve lower urinary tract — bladder & urethra. Although infected kidney stone can pose a constant source of bacterial UTI, such situation is rare once the offending infected stone is completely removed and related pyelonephritis are successfully treated. So, for female recurrent UTIs, look into bladder emptying, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone, etc. ...Read more
Bladder infection 3+ years. Several rounds of macrobid, rocephin shots, ceftin, (cefuroxime) herbal remedies & silver nitrate 24 hr irrigation. Any other options?
SOME TESTING: A urologist can do some testing to see if you have any malformation of your urinary tract. ...Read more
I've had bronchitis, asinus infection and strep. Zpack followed by ceftin, (cefuroxime) which I'm 3 days into. 3 little yellow blisters on back of throat. Swallowing hurts. When can I expect throat to feel better?
Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?
Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, I recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally, a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck. ...Read more
Not first choice: This is an antibiotic, but not my first choice in treating oral infections. I usually start with Amoxicillin and when someone is allergic to that go to clindamycin. This antibiotic may help but some but will not cure a tooth infection. One must eliminate the source of infection to cure and that means trying to get to a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Is Antibiotic Cefuroxime Axetil effective against both upper and lower respitory infections or effective only against upper respitory infection?
It is effective: Against both depending on the cause of the infection and may not be the first line of treatment ...Read more
I was given cefuroxime axetil for a sinus infection starting yesterday. I woke up with major head/toothache. Can I take tylenol. I woke up a couple of hours ago with the pain and decided to go back to bed to see if it would go away. It did not.
What is the temporary way to treat a tooth infection before dental vist if it hurts and swollen?-for my friend.
Temp fix swollen : Usually I recommend nsaids, i.e... Advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, Ibuprofen, aspirin, Motrin. These will help relieve pain and reduce swelling. However, this is just to buy you time until you can get to the dentist. If you have hard time breathing due the swelling go the emergency room right away. Your dentist may prescribe some antibiotics after you are seen, or before he/she can treat the problem. ...Read more
Is Flagyl used to treat dental infections/dental abscess I was presribed penveek and flagyl, is this okay?
Winsdom teeth are fully grown in. Only issue is small flap of gum that goes over side of tooth, gets infected. Ways 2 treat/prevent infection at home?
Wisdom teeth: In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read more
I have been treated for a sinus infection for the past two weeks. Finished the antibiotics but still feel congested and have pain above my upper teeth?
Infection may remain: Although you have been taking antibiotics, it sounds like the sinus infection is not cleared up. You may want to speak with your MD or pharmacist about trying a different antibiotic regimen. ...Read more
6mo old cutting front four teeth and just treated for double ear infections.could shaking head side to side be considered a normal reaction to either?
I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?
Cdiff 7 yrs ago. Sinus infection 3 weeks ago. Seftin: 10 days, culturelle probiotics immediately. So far fine10 days after seftin. When stop probiotics?
Optional: Great question with a controversial medical recommendation. I found a particularly great blog from harvard citing a journal of the american association study that I think will be of interest to you. My take isto limit antibiotic use and to use them only when necessary. Probiotics are good for you anyway in my opinion and may help you with your body's defense against infection. Ref next. ...Read more
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