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How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

24-48 hours: The antibiotic will not cure the infection but will decrease the pain until; you can havre dental treatment. ...Read more

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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Tooth infection not gone after ten days on amoxicillin. Can I use clyndamycin now to get rid of.?

Tooth infection not gone after ten days on amoxicillin.  Can I use clyndamycin now to get rid of.?

Ask your dentist: Antibiotics do not resolve tooth issues. Definitive dental treatment does. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week

Agreed, in additiona: In addition to what the previous doc had in the answer, if you want to have anaerobic bacteria covered, Flagyl will be the choice. ...Read more

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I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if i get it?

GI overgrowth: Clostridium difficile (c.Diff) is a bacteria that can over-populate the GI tract when "nicer" organisms are killed off by antibiotic therapy. It results in diarrhea (usually yellowish, frequent and very foul smelling). It is not too common, but a risk. Eating live-culture yogurt during treatment can often help keep GI flora closer to normal and prevent c. Diff. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with gerds to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for a tooth. Infection?

Is it safe for someone with gerds to  take  cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for a tooth. Infection?

Yes: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) or Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for dental infections, a strong killer of bacteria. It will have no direct effect on your gerd. It has no drug interactions. However, you can have some abdominal discomfort and even vomiting reaction to antibiotics. Get the infection under control, then have tooth treated promptly. Drink full glass of water when taking medication. ...Read more

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Can an tooth infection start draining 3 weeks after extraction nasty taste coming from extraction site started clindamycin yesterday?

Always a possibility: A root tip fragment, splinters, shards, spurs, chips left behind after extraction. See your dentist for x-ray and fragment removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Cleocin (Definition)

Cleocin is ...Read more