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Flucloxacillin 500mg For Toothache Infections
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
How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?
Amox or Penicillin?: Both are commonly prescribed effective antibiotics but it won't matter which one you take as without appropriate dental treatment to remove the cause of the infection, you won't resolve the problem. This requires professional dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant. will taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus infection put me at risk for bacterial vaginosis?
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a Class B Agent so is reasonably safe. Taking any antibiotics can alter the normal microbes in your vagina killing some and causing others to overgrow. BV is normal flora which could overgrow if the normal lactobacillus is killed but it is more likely to result in a yeast infection. Perhaps you should try nasal saline. It will not cause problems and may relieve sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking amoxicillin for sinus infection. Can I still take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe for adults?
Sinus infection: Yes - the amoxicillin will kill bacteria the Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe will serve as a decongestant/anti histamine. For decongestants I still prefer pseudoephedrine - available OTC but behind the counter. In your case there is no problem taking both amoxicillin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection and its sensitivity to the drug. Best, if possible , to get a culture prior to initiating treatment. Speak to your otolaryngologist. ...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
If dosed right: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would help kill off some strains of gonorrhea, but not all. It would likely do nothing for chlamydia and many other STI's. It would be best to get in to see a provider knowledgeable about current treatment protocols and get correct treatment, if needed.This is nothing you would want to self treat with borrowed meds. Several of these germs can make you sterile. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly...: But does it really matter? All that matters is that you have not yet called a dentist for an appointment. This problem will not resolve by itself. Call today and feel better tomorrow... Things will only get worse, real fast if you don't treat this soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OTC pain meds..: ... Will help, but only for so long. The longer you wait, the worse and more expensive the treatment will get. If you are infected, then the tooth will need root canal therapy and a crown if it can be saved. By waiting, the tooth will decay more, it will be extracted, and an implant/post/crown will cost more than restoring it now. See if your dentist offers a payment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist soon: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. OTC painkillers and antibiotics may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection... how long do it takes to start working?
Self Medication: Please do not self medicate yourself. The antibiotics will not solve your problem, which is a rotten tooth. There is absolutely no substitute for proper dental care. Even if the swelling goes down with the meds, it will come back quickly and in the end you will not only suffer more, but you will still need to see a dentist. Please call for an appointment. Pills do not fix teeth or gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have toothache been to dentist and told it's not an infection. Pain is so bad can hardly eat or drink and when I do manage to I'm sick. What 2 do?
What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache?I what can I do to treat tooth infection until i get to dentist?
Can't see dentist until couple of weeks. Had toothache coming and going for two days. No swelling or pus pockets. Could still be infection?
Scheduling: Is the 2 week delay your choice or the Dentist's. Either way, try to get in to see your Dentist ASAP. Chronic pain should be investigated and treated before it become an acute problem. Most probable causes are infection or fracture. Please try to reschedule sooner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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