Does augmentine treat ear infection than amoxicillin?

Both do. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid which broadens the kinds of bacteria that can be treated by the antibiotic. Most ear infections can be treated with high dose Amoxicillin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is usually reserved for patients with recent ear infections or an infection that has not responded to amoxicillin.

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Should I stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?

Yeast vaginitis. You can be treated at the same time for your vaginitis. It is not unusual to develop a yeast vaginal infection when taking antibiotics. Finish taking the Amoxicillin and contact your doctor re what antifungal vaginal cream to take. Read more...
Don't stop. It is never a good idea to discontinue a medication before completing the prescribed course. It is common however to develop a yeast infection while on this antibiotic. There are several over the counter medications available that you could use. Read more...

My daughter is 5 & 36lbs. Dr gave us prescription for amoxicillin 400/5ml to treat ear infection. The dose is 10ml twice a day. Is that to much?

High but. The dosing range for amoxicillin starts at 40 mg/kg/day up to 90 mg/kg/day. Your daughter was prescribed 1600 mg/day. The high end for a child weighing just under 17 kg would be about 1530 mg. The difference is trivial . Ask your doctor why he went with the higher dose. He likely has a good reason. Read more...
Normal for ear infec. The most common cause of ear infections statistically is a pneumococcus. The gradual emergence of resistance in this germ has led to a higher dose range to kill partially resistant germs. This is normal dosing for an ear infection but would be high for a urinary tract infection. Read more...

My 2 1/2 yo was treated w/ amoxicillin for an ear infection. As soon as finished med he spiked another fever. Is it possible that amox didn't work?

Maybe. I would definitely have him evaluated. He could have a bacteria that is resistant to the amoxicillin. It is also possible that there is another source for the fever. Read more...
Yes. The failure rate of any antibiotic in otitis media runs around 5% for 1st treatment cycle with increasing failure rates for each successive round for that infection. It may have worked initially while another resistant germ moved in & started a new infection. Recheck & re-treatment may be needed, or the fever could be from another issue. Read more...
Probably not. It is more likely that your child came down with another infection, commonly viral one. If Amoxicillin did not work, ear pain and fever should have persisted. Read more...

Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

which ? It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. Read more...
Both. Both although it is better for the "regular" ear infection meaning a middle ear infection. I usually use ear drops that cover pseudomonas when treating swimmers ear (infection of the ear canal) Read more...