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How much amoxiciilian should I take for a dental infection?

How much amoxiciilian should I take for a dental infection?

See a Dentist: I can't imagine the doctor not giving you specific instructions for antibiotics. This leads me to believe you have 'extra' lying around the house and are 'self medicating' yourself. That being said, how do you know it's a dental infection, and how do you know that Amoxicillin in the proper antibiotic if you do indeed need one? Go see a dentist and let them treat you properly. ...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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Bactrimdstaken along side amoxicillin ? Lost dental ins.Have had 2 tooth infections which amox has worked, this 3rd it's not, bact ok to take w/amox?

Can do: While there is no harm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Amoxicillin together, i'm not sure that it's necessary. Also, if side effects develop you won't know which medication is the cause. I think it's best to consult a dentist in the long run. ...Read more

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Have a bad infection of my teeth. Dentist gave me amoxicillin 3x daily and forgot to take last pill last night. Face is swollen today. Is this normal?

Have a bad infection of my teeth. Dentist gave me amoxicillin 3x daily and forgot to take last pill last night. Face is swollen today. Is this normal?

Keep yr appointment: Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. A 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. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Is amoxicillin adeguate for dental infections?

Drug of choice: Amoxicillin is still the first-line drug of choice, but draining and removing the infections is a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Clindamycin vs. Amoxicillin. Which one is better for dental infection especially if you had used amox in the past. Concern is antibiotic resistance.?

It depends: Without a culture and sensitivity test ,generally amoxicillin is drug of choice for dental infections provided there is no allergy to it. If ineffective after a couple of days, the spectrum of coverage can be enhanced by adding flagyl or switching to clindamycin. ...Read more

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How many days does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) need to start bringing down dental infection? When will the pain start going down?

48 - 72 hours: However, if you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the pain and tooth infection always will come back. Dentist will treat a tooth infection by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. See any dentist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia ?

Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia ?

Probably Not : Stephens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disease that affects fewer than six people per million per year. Unless you have had SJS before, with amoxicillin or another drug, the chances you will get it are vanishingly small. See your dentist immediately. Perhaps he can treat you without giving you an antibiotic. He can definitely avoid amoxicillin if this is a worry for you. Good luck ...Read more

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What can help clear an infection after getting wisdom teeth pulled besides amoxicillin?

What can help clear an infection after getting wisdom teeth pulled besides amoxicillin?

Postop Infection: Amoxicillin would be the first choice, unless you're allergic to penicillin. Other choices include Clindamycin or keflex. More importantly, have you contacted your oral surgeon or been back to see them? You should, if you haven't. A postoperative wound infection can potentially be serious, and could lead to an abscess requiring an incision and drainage procedure, or even osteomyelitis. See the doc. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more