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How Much Amoxicillin Should I Take For A Tooth Infection
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
It generally will take 24 -48 hours for an antibiotic to take effect.
It is important for you to know that no antibiotic will not
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
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
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