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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Depends: Please see a doctor first to determine the exact problem and the extent of it. Usually Amoxicillin is 500 mg 3 times a day. But if the infection is severe, other medications will be considered. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth abcess?

How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth abcess?

See your DDS: A dental abscess is a bacteria infection caused by a variety of different bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may only be part of the solution. To determine the dosage for the antibiotic one must know which drug will be most effective for the specific bacteria. I suggest you see your dentist for a comprehensive examination so that the appropriate treatment be applied. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration. ...Read more

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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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How much amoxicillin should I take for an abscessed tooth?

How much amoxicillin should I take for an abscessed tooth?

Depend on the cause: Amoxicillin only provides temporary relief. You need to schedule an appointment with your dentist to address the cause of the abscessed tooth. If it is gum abscess, Amoxicillin is fine prior to full mouth debridement. With tooth abscess, Clindamycin is the drug of choice prior to root canal therapy. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, but will not permanently make it go away. 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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How much amoxicillin should I take for abcess toothe?

Answer: You have a fool as a patient and a fool as a doctor if you self medicate. You need to know the cause of the abcess to know what antibiotic to use.Make an appointment with a doctor and he will give you the correect antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take antibiotics for a tooth infection while you have a cold?

Is it okay to take antibiotics for a tooth infection while you have a cold?

Absolutely: If your dentist prescribed antibiotics to limit the spread of a bacterial tooth infection, take them exactly as prescribed. They will have no affect on your cold which is caused by a virus. Know that antibiotics will not "cure" your tooth. You still need to have the tooth definitively treated. ...Read more

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How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more

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I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

2 hours before: It is best to take acidophilus 2 hours before an antibiotic. If taken together the antibiotic may kill the bacteria in the acidophilus. ...Read more

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How often and how long should I take amoxil (amoxicillin) tablets for an ear infection?

How often and how long should I take amoxil (amoxicillin) tablets for an ear infection?

Discuss with PCP: If you're asking it likely means you have likely self diagnosed & are using some left over med from another illness or other source. This is not a good idea.You could be right, or wrong.Your problem may not require antibiotics & clear on it's own. Timing & duration of any treatment is best assessed by the professional who confirms the diagnosis & need for treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for cold but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How long should I wait before treating the tooth?

Not long: Abscessed teeth are nothing to play around with. The infection can progress from the tooth into the soft tissues around the tooth pretty quickly in some people. See your dentist and get it taken care of. ...Read more

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If what i have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should i take the cephalexin?

If what i have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should i take the cephalexin?

Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Abscessed tooth: It generally will take 24 -48 hours for an antibiotic to take effect.
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cure an abscessed tooth. You need definitive treatment of the tooth. An antibiotic may make things feel better until you can get the tooth treated. Sometimes this is only a short time. So get your tooth treated asap. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take amoxicillin after taking doxycycline? I took a doxy this morning (for skin) but need to start amox for tooth. thx

Drug interaction: 30 year old gentleman with question about taking amoxicillin while taking doxycycline. Please contact your prescribing physician. There is a drug interaction between doxycycline and amoxicillin in which the effectiveness of amoxicillin may be reduced by pharmacodynamic antagonism and it is serious enough for an alternative to be used. Always use the pharmacist consultation at the drug store. ...Read more

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


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Toothache (Definition)

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