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Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

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 more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

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


Dr. Jose Soto Dr. Soto
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Antibiotics for throat infection?

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Antibiotics for throat infection?

Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Yes : If the ear infection is caused by a bacterium susceptible to amoxicillin, then its use will help cure it along with the immune system. If the bacterium is resistant to amoxicillin, or the infection is caused by a virus, then the infection wont necessarily improve right away. ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read more

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Does augmentine treat ear infection than amoxicillin?

Does augmentine treat ear infection than amoxicillin?

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

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Will oral antibiotic help ear lobe infection after piercing?

Will oral antibiotic help ear lobe infection after piercing?

Yes: Certain antibiotics that work on skin and soft tissue can work on an earlobe infection depending on which bacteria is causing the infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Not usually: Most throat and and bronchial infections are caused by viruses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. In those cases, Amoxicillin is a placebo. However, it would work if you had strep throat. ...Read more

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Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...Read more

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How should I treat an ear canal infection (otitis externa)?

How should I treat an ear canal infection (otitis externa)?

See below: This type of ear infection is treated with prescription antibiotic ear drops. The otc swimmer's ear drops can help prevent swimmer's ear, but they are not effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

EAR INFECTIONS:: Can be #1external ear infection/swimmers ear or otitis externa; or #2 middle ear infection or otitis media. Doxycyclind is not a first line antibiotic choice for either of the two. ...Read more

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What germs cause ear infections?

What germs cause ear infections?

Bacteria: The 3 most common bacteria to cause middle ear infections (otitis media) are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis. Otitis media can also be a viral infection. Swimmer's ear or otitis externa is mostly from pseudomonas aeruginosa. Other swimmer's ear germs include staph aureus, enterobacter aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, klebsiella pneumoniae and fungi. ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Antibiotic for respiratory tract infection?

Antibiotic for respiratory tract infection?

MostCausedByVirusBut: Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses like UpperRespiratory Infections and Bronchitis Lower Respiratory Tract infections like Pnumonia and some cases of Bronchitis are caused by Bacteria and different antibiotocs are used depending on the type of infection Pneomococcal infection can be treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Zithromax,And others like legionaires disease are treated with Antibiotics ...Read more

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Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear.When will it go away?

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Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear.When will it go away?

Middle ear infection: with ruptured eardrum, that would need the right antibiotic, right dosage for proper duration, your treating doctor can only decide that, meanwhile make sure you keep it clean and dry, and plugged when showering, avoid swimming for now, ...Read more

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Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

External infection?: Ear drops are primarily used for otitis externa, (outer canal infection). If you have a middle ear infection, (otitis media), you may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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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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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more