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Help please! Is ciprofloxacin a good alternative for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a cat bite?

Help please! Is ciprofloxacin a good alternative for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a cat bite?

No: The wound infection after cat bite is caused by multiple organisms among which anaerobes play an important role. Ciprofloxacin provides poor coverage for anaerobes. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Augmentin: I was wondering if it is good for dry cough?

Augmentin: I was wondering if it is good for dry cough?

No: You take antibiotics for pneumonia, not an ordinary cough. Antibiotics are placebos when used to treat viral infections, and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is overkill even for most true bacterial respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be taken for spider bites?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be taken for spider bites?

Not unles infected: An antibiotic will do nothing for any insect bite unless it gets secondarily infected. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would cover most bacterial pathogens that cause skin infections with the exception of mrsa. ...Read more

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Is levaquin a good choice for sinusitis bot cured by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Is levaquin a good choice for sinusitis bot cured by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

See below: Antibiotics are no longer recommended for sinusitis unless it is severe or prolonged. Both Levaquin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are good antibiotics for sinusitis in those unusual cases where antibiotics are warrented. ...Read more

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Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?

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

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I have statge 4 cirrhosis......with an obvious spider bite...recomendations? I have augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) very stiff, hot and sore..

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

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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.?

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

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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

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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!

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

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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?

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

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Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics: If you are allergic to penicillin, you may end up getting
Clindamycin. For people who are not allergic o penicillin,
Augmentin (Penicillin + Clavulanate combo) is usually what is prescribed. ...Read more

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Will Mucinex cold and sinus brand be a good decongestant to use with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) with a sinus infection?

Will Mucinex cold and sinus brand be a good decongestant to use with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) with a sinus infection?

It could: Mucinex (guaifenesin) has several formulations but breaking up the mucous by the guainefesin ingredient is helpful. The addition of a decongestant in some Mucinex (guaifenesin) formulations is useful, if you do not have high blood pressure, heart disease or hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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