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I had an std test done for trichomonasis.The results were negative but 24-48hrs prior I had to take amoxicillin for a tooth abcess.Would the antibiotic have masked the presence of the protozoa trichomonasis?Doctor on health tap said it wouldn't..T/F?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wouldn't

Amoxicillin works by interfering with cell wall creation in bacteria.
It has no effect on parasites nor would its use mask a trich test.

In brief: Wouldn't

Amoxicillin works by interfering with cell wall creation in bacteria.
It has no effect on parasites nor would its use mask a trich test.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lori Lange
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: True

The Amoxicillin would not have masked the Trichomonasis.
Agree with the prior Healthtap doctor as well.
Why Amoxicillin does not kill Trichomonasis. So it would not have changed the result of your test.

In brief: True

The Amoxicillin would not have masked the Trichomonasis.
Agree with the prior Healthtap doctor as well.
Why Amoxicillin does not kill Trichomonasis. So it would not have changed the result of your test.
Dr. Lori Lange
Dr. Lori Lange
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