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I got a cut in the kitchen i waited till the next day to get seen they gave me cephalexin. should i take it or treat it other ways i am healthconcious?
Antibiotics are not: a "cure-all" and certainly can be the source of some serious side effects. A clean laceration to the hand not affecting deeper structures can be successfully treated with gentle cleaning, keeping the wound moist and covered on a daily basis without antibiotics. If you are otherwise healthy simply keep the wound clean (no peroxide or betadine), apply a thin layer of triple antibiotic and bandaid ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GI & skin: Typical reactions include nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. These are seen at times with all vomiting. Skin reactions include allergic hives and more severe immune responses including erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, & stevens-johnson syndrome. The typical target lesions of erythema multiforme are shown in the image. Another rare reaction is protracted joint swelling. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: It depends b/c i'm not sure if you're referring to zantac (used to treat heartburn) or xanax (used for anxiety). With that said, i threw everything into the interaction checkers available to you via online.Epocrates.Com & drugs.Com. Neither checker noted any issues taking those drugs in combination. But as always, if you have any drug questions, ask your pharmacist & prescribing doc before startin. ...Read more
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