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Is Augmentin Good For Bug Bites
Good day please help my wife I was from the Doctor yesterday and they say my wife might have a stomach bug, however I suspect malaria because we went to Mpumalanga and she bad mosquito bites. They gave us medication, Augmentin which she take after 12?
? Malaria: Suggest get Full blood count with peripheral smear to be safe. ...Read more
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
Help please! Is ciprofloxacin a good alternative for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a cat bite?
Getting over uri itss been a week I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) mucus is clear the problem is I just coughed up a good bit of bright red blood in clear mucus?
Wait it out: And if the blood persists after 4-5 days, consult you primary doctor. A chest xray and blood tests will probably be ordered. You did mention any nosebleeds or gum bleeds or tobacco use so I presume they're not a problem. But coughing blood-tinged sputum during acute bronchtis is relatively common. ...Read more
My daughter is 12 and has never taken a pill. She was prescribed augmentin 825-125 mg for a spider bite. My question is can I cut these pills in half?
You could cut them in half, or into a size that she can easily manage.
A pill crusher is another option ...Read more
Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?
Both: augmentin helps kill the common bacteria in cat bites ;pasteurella, cleaning the wound daily with soap/water and soaking is often good for a few minutes in epsom salt, it helps kill the bacteria[theres too much salt in the dead sea so no life except rare microbes, makes sense right? ] ...Read more
Can I drink a little bit of alcohol while on the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Alcohol: I would not advise it while on antibiotics. ...Read more
I'm on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for infected dog bite. And have puss coming from the wound. Is this something I should be worried about even tho im on antibiotics.?
I have statge 4 cirrhosis......with an obvious spider bite...recomendations? I have augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) very stiff, hot and sore..
Go to Urgent Care/ER: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a brand of amoxicillin & clavulanate (http://www. Drugs. Com/augmentin. Html) which can cause liver issues and are best avoided in those w/liver problems. I can't tell if "very stiff, hot and sore" is due to spider bite or from infection so it's best for you to see medical attention immediately, whether at Urgent Care or local ER. ...Read more
Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (or the generic) 875 mg. A good medicine to take for sinus infections and what else can help, including over the counter. Thank you.?
Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good, broad spectrum antibiotic for sinus infection- it is Amoxicillin and clavulanate which helps prevent resistant infections. You could use a decongestant (and or antihistimine) over the counter to help with symptoms (can be used at the same time). ...Read more
I have a painful centercide or mosquitto bite on my leg. Can I take prednisone 20mg and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1g together? Can I add chlorphenamine tablets too?
Insect bite?: You CAN do anything you wish. The question is whether it is appropriate, and without seeing the area in question it is impossible to know what is needed. The best thing to do is let a doctor see this. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) even if you need an antibiotic, is far down the list of potential choices. Go see your family doctor. ...Read more
Hello, tooth out last week. Pain in jaw+tooth site still. Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) a good a/b? Put on that for 7 days same didn't work for orginl rt canal. Help!
"Reinforcements": Ouch! Though it is possible to still have discomfort 7 days after an extraction, each day of continued pain may point to an infection that needs to be treated. If a previous abscessed tooth did not respond to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) you might need a different antibiotic or combination of antibiotics to treat what might be many different bacteria at work. Follow up with your surgeon; don't treat yourself. ...Read more
I have paronychia in my left index finger. It has formed an abcess and It has been lanced and I'm currently taking augmentin. A couple of hours ago it burst opened and started draining pus on its own... is this is a good sign?
Recurrent abcess: Can come form the wound sealing up too soon, or from a bacteria or fungus that is not treated fully by the antibiotic. While daring pus is better than pus in a closed space that does not drain, if recurrent symptoms are occurring most would be advised to seek additional medical attention ...Read more
Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon
Will Mucinex cold and sinus brand be a good decongestant to use with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) with a sinus infection?
Good evening, I missed my period for 2days after having unprotected sex, but my period came after taking augmentin for uti. Could I be pregnant?
Pregnancy unlikely: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a Bacteria Chest Infection. How long. Can't tell if it's helping. What's the duration normally and is this a good antibiotic?
Appropriate: Augmenting is an appropriate antibiotic for many bacterial infections. Whether it works for your infection will depend, in part, on the susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic, and your body's defenses. Duration of therapy may depend on the severity of infection. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more
After wrist cat bite, saw two tiny white strings poke out of wound. What was that? Pain/swelling slowly improving on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but tendon is sore.
Cat bite wound: Cat bites are quite dangerous-- more so than u might think because the injury is small. 80% of bites become infected and yours certainly is b/c u described pus coming out from the puncture wounds. Oral antibiotics may not be enough - esp if swelling, pain, redness & as u describe pus. Best to have seen again by doc - sometimes IV antibiotics or surgery are required. Check ur vaccine status too. ...Read more
Can I drink a little bit of alcohol while on the antibiotic augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? Maybe a couple of glasses of wine or a beer?
Bacteria Chest Infection cleared up with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but still have difficulty breathing a bit and still feels hard to breathe. Is this normal?
Reactive airways: Given your history of allergies and persistent cough during the winter, you are at higher risk for developing reactive airways, or asthma, which can be triggered by lung infections. Reactive airways require inhalers for treatment, which would explain why only your symptoms of bronchitis or pneumonia improved. Residual pneumonia or pleuritis could also be the cause. Recheck needed :) ...Read more
What other antibiotics is good for tooth infection if augmentin/amoxicillin doesn't work? Just for my information sake. Seeing a dentist soon. Thanks
Would augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR be a good antibiotic for a suspected an ear infection?
What to do if I was given zithromax augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 and now today I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) is this good for sinus infection?
I recently finished a course of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for an ear and sinus infection but my ears are still stuffed and hearing not good when will hearing be back?
Serous otitis: As a residue of your infection you have fluid in your ears. It may take 6-8 weeks to get rid of. Your best bet is see your doctor or make an appointment with an ENT physician who can offer you some other options. ...Read more