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Doctor insights on: Does Flucloxacillin Treat Gum Infection

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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What is the difference between amoxicillin and flucloxacillin and which one is better to take for vaginal infection thank you?

What is the difference between amoxicillin and flucloxacillin and which one is better to take for vaginal infection thank you?

Neither is good: For vaginal infection. You would want to treat bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole or clindamycin, chlamydia with quinolones or macrolides, and most other infections with doxycycline or macrolides. The only thing amoxicillin or flucloxacillin is indicated for in that area of the body is a lower urinary tract infection in young females. ...Read more

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Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Not Usually: The dentist who takes out your tooth will determine whether you need followup antibiotics. Levofloxacin
is not usually the best antibiotic for this purpose. If the doctor feels it's needed (s)he will write a prescription for the proper medicine. ...Read more

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Can I use amoxicillin after I have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? Amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Can I use amoxicillin after I have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? Amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics only treat the symptoms of the infection but to not actually cure your problem. Did your dentist examine you, the tooth in question, and then prescribe the medications? If so, then your concerns should be addressed to the dentist who is treating you. ...Read more

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Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Poss bacterial infec: You may have a paroncyhia, which can be a bacterial infection. If the prescribed treatment doesn't help within about 2 days, or if it's getting worse, then i'd recommend you call the doctor who prescribed this and let them know. They may want to prescribe if different medication and/or see you back for follow-up. ...Read more

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How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

How do I treat a gum infection for my 17 month old?

Pediatric dentist: A 17 month old should not be getting infections in their gums. It is possible that this is a canker sore (apthus ulcer) or that your child is teething. Rather then just treating this randomly you need to have them evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you know what is really going on. ...Read more

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Can you treat a gum infection with amoxacillan?

Yes but no: You can treat the symptoms of the infection with an antibiotic, but it will not treat the bacteria causing the problem. You need to address the bacteria with an antimicrobial so you don't develop resistant bacteria. Look into the perio protect method. We have found it works best and research has shown it is better than conventional scaling and root planing. ...Read more

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How many time should I take suprazole 200 per day and for how many days to treat gum infection?

How many time should I take suprazole 200 per day and for how many days to treat gum infection?

7-10 days: Suprazol- Metronidazole.... is used for oral, gastrointestinal infections. Typical use is 7-14 days. Depends on location and severity of infection. If symptoms rapidly improving- reasonable is minimum 7 days treatment. Follow up with Doctor if doubt. ...Read more

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How can you treat an abscess in my gum / infection?

See a dentist ASAP: For gum abscess drainage. Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Will tetracycline or doxycycline treat a gum infection?

Will tetracycline or doxycycline treat a gum infection?

See a dentist ASAP: The tetracycline, doxycycline or any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dead nerve tooth tooth broke off to gum line in back how can I treat the infection I have no pain in tooth?

What infection?: Are you positive you have an infection? Even if you do, a dentist needs to evaluate the fractured tooth to determine the next course of action. Restoration or extraction. Have your dentist evaluate your mouth to determine if antibiotics are necessary... not advisable to take antibiotics when not needed. ...Read more

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Had gum infection around lower left molar. Treated it with macropen for 8 days. No root infection showed in x-ray. But now I feel a jaw pain. What is it?

Had gum infection around lower left molar. Treated it with macropen for 8 days. No root infection showed in x-ray. But now I feel a jaw pain. What is it?

Jaw pain: This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist. We cannot diagnose or treat you over the internet. It could be any number of things. Call and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a gum fistula be treated by a periodontist using an needle injection to rid an infection along with an oral prescription without the need to use a scapel?

Can a gum fistula be treated by a periodontist using an needle injection to rid an infection along with an oral prescription without the need to use a scapel?

Not usually: The fistula is just the draining point of an infection that is coming from somewhere else. Get a thorough evaluation to see what the source is, i.e. Gum infection or dying tooth (root canal time). ...Read more

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I had a top molar tooth out nearly 3 weeks ago I developed an infection which was treated with a medicated pack. My mouth is extremely dry and the gum?

I had a top molar tooth out nearly 3 weeks ago I developed an infection which was treated with a medicated pack. My mouth is extremely dry and the gum?

Return: Your Dentist is responsible for your post-surgical care. If you are still having issues 3 weeks out, please call to see if he/she wants to see you, provide Meds, and/or continue on observation. ...Read more

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Tissues in face still swollen after a bad tooth infection. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) helped infection in gums but face tissue still swollen. Why? How can I treat it?

Tissues in face still swollen after a bad tooth infection. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) helped infection in gums but face tissue still swollen. Why? How can I treat it?

See a dentist ASAP: If you rely on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and not a definitive treatment, the infection will come back. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

Is there a way to know if I have a gum infection?

You may not know!: Most gum infections cause the patient no pain, and that's why the disease can do a lot of damage before the patient is aware they even have a problem. But sometimes the gum will become swollen and even have a white-ish appearance to it like a pimple. ...Read more

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I have a infection at my gum. If I take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this?

I have a infection at my gum. If I take Kefexin 500mg its ok for this?

Kefexin: If your doctor has prescribed this you should end up OK.
If it has not been prescribed, or if it has been prescribed and not working, you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

If I have a infection in my gums what should I do?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection, you need antibiotics. If your gums have carries... Then you need to take better care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and you need to start to floss your teeth. Daily. ...Read more

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What type of listrine is best for a gum infection?

Alcohol-free: Gum disease goes farther than a mouthwash can reach but, to assist in keeping your mouth clean, lists rinse without alcohol is preferred. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toothe infection for gum to swell?

Is it normal for toothe infection for gum to swell?

Swelling: An infection of the tooth can lead to swelling and in some instances this can become very serious if not treated and allowed to spread. If the tooth is infected and there is no portal for which the infection can exit (as in a large hole in the tooth or an abcess) then swelling occurs. Antibiotics are required to reduce the swelling and to allow the dentist to either extract or root canal treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a gum infection to require surgery?

Is it possible for a gum infection to require surgery?

Yes: If the gums are necrotic or the gum disease is very prevelant you may need surgery to help improve the situation it is called as periodontal surgery and it's like plastic surgery for the gums. ...Read more

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How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more

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Can ibroprofen 8 milligram help clear the gum infection?

No: Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory. It has no antibiotic properties. The normal adult dose is 400 mg every 6 hrs as necessary. 8 mg would not exert any effect. Maybe you are thinking of another medicine? ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

I accidentally cut my gums should I be concerned about infection?

Low risk: How did you cut your gums? Fortunately minor traumatic injuries in the mouth generally heal quickly with a low risk of infection. If you have swelling or increasing pain and the area doesn't heal in a few days then see a dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a gum infection can cause headache and a minor cold?

Not directly: Don't know what you mean by a minor cold. If you rephase the question with all your symptoms there might be a better way to answer, but the best thing you could do is to see a doctor and have this diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have an abscess or is it just a gum infection? How to tell the difference between the two?

Do I have an abscess or is it just a gum infection? How to tell the difference between the two?

Similar entities: A typical oral abscess is usually related to a non-vital tooth (the nerve has died). A gum infection is related to the accumulation of plaque and calculus (tartar). Abscesses usually cause more pain and swelling and may result in a 'bump' on the gum where the abscess is draining. Gum infections usually are less painful, less swollen and there is rarely a 'bump' on the gum. ...Read more