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Could I use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) on a tongue infection?

Could I use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) on a tongue infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?: I wouldn't recommend it. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Infection in mouth. What should I do? Should I get some antibiotics?

Infection in mouth. What should I do? Should I get some antibiotics?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My tooth infection is draining into my mouth. Can I keep taking my antibiotics?

My tooth infection is draining into my mouth. Can I keep taking my antibiotics?

Yes: Drainage of an abscess helps it to resolve and the antibiotics will prevent the sensitive bacteria from reinfecting the same area. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics for STDs work for the mouth infection?

Does antibiotics for STDs work for the mouth infection?

Need: Need more information about what antibiotics you are on now, for what reason and what infection do you have it in the mouth? ...Read more

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I am using a prescribed mouth rinse for an infection. I need a cleaning of my teeth, its overdue. Can I still have a cleaning? I am on an antibiotic.

I am using a prescribed mouth rinse for an infection. I need a cleaning of my teeth, its overdue. Can I still have a cleaning? I am on an antibiotic.

BEST T TIME FOR IT: If the infection is low grade than having a cleaning under antibiotics is the best situation because bacteria in the oral cavity are stirred up and being under antibiotics is your best protection. If high grade infection than best to wait till it's over. ...Read more

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Have a tooth infection but lm seem to have allergic reaction to antibiotics what can I do get rid of infec in a lot of pain peroxide mouth rinse?

Have a tooth infection but lm seem to have allergic reaction to antibiotics what can I do get rid of infec in a lot of pain peroxide mouth rinse?

Allergies: Some people have reactions to antibiotics but are not really allergic, or they are allergic to one but not another. You cannot fix this problem without seeing a dentist. Please call a dentist for an appointment and feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had a sinus infection early november, took all of antibiotic now have dry mouth agsin and runny nose, why?

I had a sinus infection early november, took all of antibiotic now have dry mouth agsin and runny nose, why?

See ENT: You should probably see an ear, nose and throat doctor to have your sinuses and salivary glands checked. Bring a list of all medications and herbal supplements that you take as well. ...Read more

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Recurrent infection after shaving near mouth. Like acne and pus. Antibiotics work but it comes back. I have nasal drip due to non allergic rhinitis.?

Shaving: Please be sure you have a new razor. Please wash your face prior to shaving. If continues, get tested for MRSA- you should not need an antibiotic for shaving. Suspect infected razor but see a dermatologist for testing if it persists ...Read more

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9yr old 78lb. Male on amoxicillin 400mg/5ml (10ml bid) for 3 1/2 days so far for infection in mouth. Now has strep. Should this antibiotic cure it?

9yr old 78lb. Male on amoxicillin 400mg/5ml (10ml bid) for 3 1/2 days so far for infection in mouth. Now has strep. Should this antibiotic cure it?

Normally yes: IF on the antibiotic when he acguired Strep I would suspectantibithe infection is resistant to the antibiotic and a new antibiotic should be given. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Recently had a colon infection due to being immuno- suppressed had 3 different IV antibiotics since have developed red mouth which is sticky, any idea?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to examine your mouth it is difficult to even speculate, but it is possible that this is a secondary yeast infection. Have this looked at by your oncologist. ...Read more

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Sinus infection keeps coming back constant foul taste in mouth from nasal drip. Antibiotics knock it out and comes back every time?

Sinus infection keeps coming back constant foul taste in mouth from nasal drip. Antibiotics knock it out and comes back every time?

Rinsing or surgery.: Try frequent sinus and nose rinsing with one of the over the counter kits. Also your physician should consider if you are a candidate for a long term preventive antibiotic use or refer you to an E.N.T. surgeon for considering if surgical treatment would take care of your problem. ...Read more

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My 4y has had an ear infection for about 4 weeks went to ENT prescribed drops n antibiotic by mouth he been on drops 3 wks n other 2 why isn't he bett?

? better?: Any antibiotic I use for any ear infection may fail. It happens when the germ is resistant or if the muck inside the ear is too thick for the med to get trough and kill the germ. The fluid behind the drum is often present for 4-6 weeks after treatment when the med does work. A change of med may be needed, rarely the ENT needs to drain the infection for it to resolve. Discuss with the doc. ...Read more

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Toddler won't take medicine - help! My 2 yr old toddler was diagnosed with an ear infection a week ago. Antibiotic was prescribed but we can't get him to take it. We've held him down to try and get it in his mouth using the dropper, hoping some of it wil

Toddler won't take medicine - help! My 2 yr old toddler was diagnosed with an ear infection a week ago. Antibiotic was prescribed but we can't get him to take it. We've held him down to try and get it in his mouth using the dropper, hoping some of it wil

Since: Since it has been a week and your child seems better, you may want to take them back to their doctor to see if the infection is gone - if it is, then you can breathe a sigh of relief about getting medication into them for this round.

For future illnesses, it's worth talking to your child's doctor about alternative methods for giving him medication depending on what he needs.

Some antibiotics come in an injectable form (such as Ceftriaxone which can treat an ear infection with 3 shots over 3 days). You'll have to discuss with your child's doctor over whether this is a possibility in their clinic.

Other antibiotics are notoriously awful tasting (penicillin, clindamycin) and trying to go for the better tasting ones (amoxicillin, cefdinir) can help as long as the good tasting ones are appropriate for treatment of the illness.

You can also discuss techniques for medication-taking with the nurses in you child's doctor office. Many of them are masters at getting children to take medicines and may be able to give you some tips of demonstrate techniques.

Finally, you may be able to find a pharmacy that flavors medications on an individual basis and can find a flavor the child likes. Or your child's doctor may be able to prescribe a pill form that can be crushed and hidden in pudding or yogurt. Some children find this to be much less objectionable than the liquid form.

Good luck!



legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Been on amoxicillin for 10 days for a bad mouth throat and nose infection can antibiotics cause you to spot even though my period ain't due for 2wks?

Been on amoxicillin for 10 days for a bad mouth throat and nose infection can antibiotics cause you to spot even though my period ain't due for 2wks?

Likely no: Antibiotics as you described are not likely to give you an abnormal period however your ailment may have contributed to not having a normal cycle and is more suspect. ...Read more

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I was given an antibotic for an infection in my jaw on the inside of my mouth. Now I have tiny blister on my lips. Why?

I was given an antibotic for an infection in my jaw on the inside of my mouth. Now I have tiny blister on my lips. Why?

Lip blisters: Lip blisters maybe a sign of viral infection such as viral stomatitis due to herpesvirus, or allergic reaction to antibiotics, you need to see a doctor and a have a thorough exam ...Read more

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How do I know I have oral thrush, been on antibiotics for 14 days for sinus infect, excessive dry mouth and throat, no other symptoms.

How do I know I have oral thrush, been on antibiotics for 14 days for sinus infect, excessive dry mouth and throat, no other symptoms.

See a doc: Generally oral thrush causes whitish coating in mouth that can be somewhat painful. You should be further evaluated by a doc. Either see a local doc or contact a HealthTap provider for more assistance. ...Read more

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I have cellulitis on my elbow and I have antibiotics for it is there any way I can help my body fight infection? P.S hasn't been 48hrs since 1st pill

Cellulitis: Best thing you can do is take all the antibiotic as directed. Keep area clean. If not improving after a few days follow up with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a ongoing urine infection and not tolerating antibiotics?

More information: What are the symptoms you are having with the antibiotics? Was a urine culture done? If you continue to have symptoms are urine infection and have side effects with the prescribed antibiotic, you should be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a urine infection and its not going away. I'm not tolerating antibiotics.?

I have a urine infection and its not going away. I'm not tolerating antibiotics.?

It may not be a UTI: A UTI is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. Don't forget- an Infectious Diseases consult may also help in this scenario. ...Read more

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I have a infection on my tongue, would there be any sign of aids?

I have a infection on my tongue, would there be any sign of aids?

Would be reckless: To render an opinion without an exam and medical history. Please consult with your physician or dentist as soon as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am on an antibiotic for a sinuse infection and I find I feel tired. Should I continue taking it?

I am on an antibiotic for a sinuse infection and I find I feel tired. Should I continue taking it?

Do't stop.: If you have a real bacterial infection of course you should continue. Notify your doc of the symptoms you are having but don't stop unless they tell you to do so. Your tiredness may be coming from the underlying infection. ...Read more

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What antibiotics do I need for a kidney infection?

What antibiotics do I need for a kidney infection?

Depends on culture: Usually a urine culture is sent before antibiotics are started. If no culture data were available, Ciprofloxacin or Levofloxacin would be a good choice. But there are plenty of resistant strains out there. Best to get a culture! ...Read more

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Can I take leftover antibiotic for kidney infection?

Can I take leftover antibiotic for kidney infection?

No. Not a good idea.: No. Need a full course of antibiotics to treat an infection, and "leftovers" might not provide you with enough medicine to treat the infection. Also, not all antibiotics treat urinary infections. A "leftover" antibiotic from a previous skin infection, for example, might not work for your present urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Drainage: If yo can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more

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Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast...: ...can be prevented. Antibiotics can trigger vaginal yeast infections (and sometimes elsewhere, such as the mouth, anus). It may be posslble to prevent them with vaginal or oral treatment. Oral is easiest, a single dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth, either at start of antibiotic treatment, or once a week to prevent recurrent infections. Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more