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Penicillin Vs Amoxicillin For Tooth Infection
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
What prescription is better for a sinus infection, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or cefdinir?
Sinusitis: Either one, your physician will decide which one to prescribe considering several factors. ...Read more
Not "good," may work: Tooth abscess antibiotic protocol for adults: pain/infection localized at tooth + use penicillin - allergic to penicillin, use clindamycin pain/infection has spread (pain around ear or below jaw line, or face has swelled) + use clindamycin + or, use a amoxicillin/metronidazole combo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well....: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not something i commonly prescribe for a dental infection. It tends to be very expensive and has some difficult side effects. Unless your dentist/oral surgeon/doctor specifically told you to take this (in which case i'm sure they have a good reason), i would see your dentist/oral surgeon and get a prescription from them. I have used Levaquin (levofloxacin) before, but in unique circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more
Both can work: Levaquin is an excellent antibiotic for sinusitis, although very expensive and with the rare, but significant side effect of tendonopathy and tendon rupture. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (septra) is also good, and a fraction of the cost. I culture many of patients sinuses and am consistently surprised the number of bacteria sensitive to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
No: There are more effective antibiotics for tooth infections, the choice of which is determined by the dentist based upon dental and medical condition of the patient. But antibiotics only confine and contain the infection. A dentist must be consulted to determine the cause of the infection and direct treatment toward the source to resolve the infection safely and efficiently. Call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Both medications are commonly prescribed for sinus infections but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) tends to be more effective in covering bacteria that Amoxicillin does not cover well. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is essentially Amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid. ...Read more
Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?
Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental abscess. Completed amoxycillin n metronidezole. For residue infection, better to take another course of amoxycillin or metronidezole?
Treatment?: What is the treatment for the tooth in question? Is it a periodontally involved tooth that is hopeless, or is it a tooth that requires root canal therapy, or a tooth that needs RCT retreatment? The cause of the abscess needs to be addressed. Your dentist should resolve the cause of the problem and chances are you will have no further infection. If you do, however, let your dentist decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amox or Penicillin?: Both are commonly prescribed effective antibiotics but it won't matter which one you take as without appropriate dental treatment to remove the cause of the infection, you won't resolve the problem. This requires professional dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
Which antibiotic is safer for the ears (not ototoxic) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) or Cephalexin. Please advise?
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