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Does Flucloxacillin Treat Gum Infection
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
No: At best it is a temporary measure. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
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
Please help! What is the safe dosage when taking flucloxacillin sodium ca 500mg for a ear infection?
Ear infection: The usual adult dose is 500 mg twice daily for 7-10 days. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
No allergies. Kidney/liver fine. Treated for staph infection. Skin rash, bruised gums. High WBC 16. I feel like my dr. Doesn't care what to do next?
Change doctors.: If your doctor does not care then change doctors or talk to him. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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