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Self-medication: Self-medication is not a good idea and can often cause harm. Do you have effective dosage? Do you have enough pills for a full course of treatment? Antibiotics will reduce spread and severity of dental infection, but hands-on dental treatment is required or infection will come roaring back once you stop taking pills. Please call a Dentist to be properly treated. ...Read more
Surgical drainage: Bad paronychia (infections of the skin surrounding a fingernail) often don't respond to antibiotics since the bacteria that are causing it are walled off in an abcess (pus filled balloon). The definitive treatment is surgical, the affected part of the nail or cuticle needs to be opened to allow the paronychia to drain. If that does not help, a portion of the nail can be removed. ...Read more
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I was prescribed flucloxicillin for a lump on my cheek, after 7 days it's still there, what can I do now?
I am having a mri scan next week with injection I have had to take antibiotics flucoxacillin will this interfere with the injection of dye?
No: The only concern would be if you were to have significant kidney or liver disease. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Skin infections are not often treated with penicillins. These are not choices I would make for my patients. ...Read more
Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?
See doc.: Whenever a treatment is not working or starting to work after 2-3 days, get checked again and/or call the doc today. You may be on the wrong medication or actually having problems from the meds. Creams can cause local reactions in some people and complicate the picture as it can be hard to tell if an infection is getting worse or the cream is causing increased symptoms not due to infection. ...Read more
Had recent laprascopic ovarian cystectomy, got infections and taking 3 antibiotics nitrofurantoin. Metronizadole and flucoxicillin, is it safe to do so?
Yes: None of these drugs are known to negatively interact with one another. ...Read more
Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever, still v tired. How long til I recover (fit33yo)?
Everyone's different: It's always hard to say as everyone's body responds/recovers at different rates. If you were very sick when you were first diagnosed and had to go to the ICU, it can sometime take months till those types of patients feel back to normal or close to it. ...Read more