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Doctor insights on: Can Flucloxacillin Treat Ring Worms

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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Can I use flucloxacillin to treat acne, is it as good as retin a (tretinoin) and doxy?

Can I use flucloxacillin to treat acne, is it as good as retin a (tretinoin) and doxy?

Flucloxacillin: If you decide to take flucloxacillin for your inflammatory acne, you may need to use a topical treatment, such as benzoyl peroxide, along with the flucloxacillin. This is effective but its difficult to say if this is better than other medications. It depends on owns body response.

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What's use of flucloxacillin (floxacillin)?

What's use of flucloxacillin (floxacillin)?

Treat infections: Flucloxacillin is available in europe, it is very similar to Dicloxacillin used in the usa. Both of these drugs are penicillinase-resistant penicillins that can be used to treat bacterial infections due to streptococcus sp. And methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus (mssa), they are not active against mrsa.

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Can my man take flucloxacillin for he's toothache?

Can my man take flucloxacillin for he's toothache?

Infection?: Antibiotics are not painkillers, so if he's infected he needs to see a dentist for care. The antibiotics will to fix the problematic tooth.

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Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Not so much: The antibiotic - unlike quinolones which you want to avoid heavy resistance training related to tendon issues. But depending on why you are taking this antibiotic, that may be the reason to avoid heavy exercise. Unfortunately, you didn't mention why you are taking this antibiotic.

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Can you take flucloxacillin when you pregnant?

Can you take flucloxacillin when you pregnant?

Probably safe: This is a category b drug, meaning that no damage to the fetus has been reported, although there are no controlled studies. If your doctor feels it is needed it is highly likely to be harmless to the baby.

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Can I take flucloxacillin and amoxicillin together?

Can I take flucloxacillin and amoxicillin together?

Same class...: Your question creates another... why would you take these two together? Flucloxacillin and amoxicillin are in the same class of antibiotics. Assuming you have been prescribed both by your physician, simply ask what the rationale is for prescribing both - the physician who knows your medical history and reason for treatment is best able to answer this question.

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Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Likely unconnected.: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin family. While penicillins as a class can cause rashes, most med related rashes are generalized rather than localized. So, it's likely that something else has caused the rashes. However If your rash spread or becomes itchy or if you get other symptoms of allergic reaction, stop the med immediately & get medical help.

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What is the difference between flucloxacillin and amoxicillin?

Different spectrum: Both of these drugs are penicillins. The main difference is in their antibacterial spectrums. Amoxicillin is active against many strains of enterococcus and streptococcus but alnost no strains of staphylococcus. Flucloxacillin is not active against enterococcus, it does also covers many strains of streptococcus and has good activity against methicillin sensitive staph. Aureus but not mrsa.

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What is the difference between cloxacillin and flucloxacillin?

Penicillins: Cloxacillin is semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotic used in treatment of many bacterial infections. Flucloxacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin class used to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections.

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Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Spectrum: Dentists tend to use broad spectrum antibiotics. The one you list is not that type. I recommend you do not take any medication without the advice of a health provider.

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Flucloxacillin - stomach ache, should I be concerned?

Flucloxacillin - stomach ache, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Antibiotics frequently can cause stomach upset. Taking them with food can help. If the pain is tolerable, probably not too concerning, but if severe, then you should contact your doctor.

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Can I use FLUCLOXACILLIN capsules to help my cough?

Can I use FLUCLOXACILLIN capsules to help my cough?

Definitely not: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, which can only help a bacterial infection. Most coughs are not due to bacteria; even when they are, it would take several days to help the cough. Nobody should ever take any antibiotic without a doctor's evaluation and prescription. Contact your GP about further evaluation of your cough and perhaps a propoer cough suppressant. Good luck!

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How long does flucloxacillin take to clear boils? Been given 4 tablets of 500mg

How long does flucloxacillin take to clear boils? Been given 4 tablets of 500mg

Will not: Flucloxacillin will not clear boils. It will treat infection in the skin surrounding the boils but boils must be drained in order to clear.