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Ear Infection And Azithromyacin Vs Amoxycillin
which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) clear up an ear infection along with a sinus infection?
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
Both do: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid which broadens the kinds of bacteria that can be treated by the antibiotic. Most ear infections can be treated with high dose Amoxicillin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is usually reserved for patients with recent ear infections or an infection that has not responded to amoxicillin. ...Read more
Can flagyl and ciprofloxacin 500mg oral antibiotics treat bacterial infections in the armpit or no?
Hidradenitis?: The combination of "bacterial infections in the armpit" plus these particular antibiotics suggest your doctor is treating you for hidradenitis suppurativa. HA itself is not an infection, but it has very similar symptoms, and infection can complicate HA. If so, these antibiotics are typical and should help. Discuss with the doctor treating you, or maybe consult an infectius diseases specialist. ...Read more
34 weeks preg. & prescribed Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a suspected sinus infection. Iss Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) safe to take in preg. or does it cause necrotizing endocoloitis?
Can sinus infection turn into inner ear infection? Took amoxicillin for sinus infection and that went away but about 4 days into got vertigo and ear still hurts. Started augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).
Sinus ; ear : Hello. " rhinosinusitis" describes the inflammation that occurs in the nose while your sinuses are infected. Since the mucosa or lining in the nose continues into the eustachian tube, infection can travel the same path. Middle then inner ear infection tigons can occur. This can cause vertigo, hearing loss, ear pain and ringing in the ear. See your ENT doctor for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are if bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) works for strep throat and or sinus infections?
I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) , penicillin "G" ? Ty
Similar: The amoxicillin in Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Penicillin share a common core structure and thus people allergic to Penicillin are almost always allergic to amoxicillin. On the other hand, not all people reacting to amoxicillin are allergic to penicillin when the reaction is a skin rash. ...Read more
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a sinus infection because I'm allergic to penicillen. Is this a strong and effective antibiotic?
Possibly not: Most sinus infections do not need antibiotics. Based on the 2012 IDSA guidelines, Doxycycline is a reasonable alternative for first-line therapy and can be used in patients with penicillin allergy. A respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) is another option for penicillin-allergic patients. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Macrolides are not recommended because of high resistance rates. ...Read more
It can: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination penicillin-class antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor indicated in the treatment of infections due to susceptible isolates of the designated bacteria for areas of the body including the ear. Consult with you doctor to see if it is the right medicine for you. ...Read more
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)flaxacin for bladder infection and now may have strep throat. Will the cipro (ciprofloxacin) cover strep or might i need another antibiotic?
Need confirmation: If you have developed a new infection while taking therapeutic amounts of an antibiotic, it is either viral, for which antibiotics are useless, or a bacteria unaffected by the medication you are taking.Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is seldom used for strep since the simple penicillin family is so effective & i find no listing of its use for strep. If you are concerned that it is strep, a simple ofice test can confirm it. ...Read more
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more
No: It is a reasonable treatment choice.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind: There are a number of issues that can produce ear pain that require no abx,including tooth issues,fluid, neuritis,etc. You can certainly assume you have a middle ear infection and take 6+ yr old, out of date meds.It is unlikely to injure you,But the strength of the med is likely poor, and if you really need it,no problem. These sometimes self heal (unless its a different problem). ...Read more
Discuss with PCP: If you're asking it likely means you have likely self diagnosed & are using some left over med from another illness or other source. This is not a good idea.You could be right, or wrong.Your problem may not require antibiotics & clear on it's own. Timing & duration of any treatment is best assessed by the professional who confirms the diagnosis & need for treatment. ...Read more
My 13 y/o son has an ear infection, its been 4 days now. I have amoxicillin 500 mg, how many times a day should he take it?
Prescription: You really should be very careful about prescription medications that weren't prescribed specifically for your son your son should really be evaluated and prescribed a medication specifically for him. Particularly for children, medicines are prescribed by weight. It also may not be the most appropriate drug for his condition. He really should be evaluated and a prescription given to him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had an ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin. It got better in the first 5 days but in the 6th day it started getting worse again why?
Possible med fail: Amoxicillin does not work 100% of the time. If the pain has returned, you should go back to your doctor and let them reevaluate. You might need to be on a different anabiotic. Or you could have a swimmer's ear infection going on at the same time and would need ear drops. Call your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more
34 lbs. 4y.o. given Rx amoxicillin 250mg/5 sus 7.5 mls 2xs per day for ear infection. I mistakenly gave her 7.5 tsp for 3 days! What should I expect?
Incorrect Doseage: start her back on the correct dose. The only thing that could happen is his infection might not go away. I would make sure you take her back in after the antibiotics to have her ears checked ...Read more
He has ear infection & takes amoxicillin he was over grandma house for 2 1/2 days without medicine I gave him a dose when he came home should I worry
Finish the course: as prescribed, if he is doing fine, don't worry, best wishes ...Read more
How long does it take for an ear infection to go away in a 1 year old...I have been given her amoxicillin for 6 days now?
Many issues: If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days. Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infection may persist for 4-6 weeks. Fever persisting > 3 d should prompt a call to the treating physician.All 1yo should have a followup visit after 3-4 wks to monitor the progress of treatment. Recurrence is common in some infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?
Its been a week today since I have been on amoxicillin for an ear infection & i still feel mild pain within my ear, is this normal?
Can be: The pain of a middle ear infection is caused by the stretch on the ear drum caused by the mass of fluid/pus/germs in that confined space. The germs can be dead but the stretch can remain until the body assimilates the material, which can take weeks. Persisting fever or worsening pain would be a sign of treatment failure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Took amoxicillin for a an ear infection had to take 3 times a day for a week now I ended the course I suffer with bad he's a aches why is this?
He's a aches???: Headaches??? This would be unexpected from a course of amoxicillin, but it is common to have a sinus infection along with an ear infection, but would expect persistent sinus congestion. If you have been tense, clenching teeth, the jaw joint in front of ear gets inflamed and causes ear pain and headaches. Some people with migraine may react to meds unexpectantly. If persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more
My son is 33lbs and was prescribed 8ml of amoxicillin twice a day for an ear infection is that correct?
Is 550 mg Amoxicillin every 12 hours for 22kg about 5 years old boy adequate dose for moderate ear infection?
Pretty standard: The dose of 30-50 mg/kg/d is considered standard for otitis unless resistant pneumococcus is suspected. Resistance can require doses of 80-90 mg/kg/d. Your listed dose is at 50mg/kg which will work in most. In small infants I often use the higher dose. ...Read more
About 5 years old son has been given Amoxicillin for ear infection but doesnt want to take it. What are other options? Injection may be?
Yes.. but....: To get adequate coverage by injection would require several big volume injections given into the bottom over several days. When offered this alternative a 5 yo can often be motivated to try the regular oral med. It can be flavored, like taking it with honey to disguise any taste problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is on amoxicillin, 9mL twice a day for an ear infection. She is 3 1/2. How many hours should be between each dose? Thanks for your help!
I am taking amoxicillin for a ear infection and notice yesterday my urine is bright orange is that normal?
Go see your doctor: Go and see your doctor. Orange (as opposed to yellow or slightly brownish) urine is not normal. It is a sign of liver or sometimes urinary tract disease. Intensely yellow urine is normal after taking a number of products, particularly b group vitamins. Urine from people taking penicillins such as Amoxicillin typically has a distinctive, "yeasty" smell. But if your urine is truly orange this may be the sign of something wrong and you should go see your doctor. ...Read more
I have ear infection, i'm taking amoxicillin for 3 days but my ear i still leant hear clear. Is this normal?
Normal: Antibiotics take some time to start working. If it does not start getting better in a week, you might need different antibiotics, such as z-pak or something along those lines. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
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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