Common "Amoxicillin" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. It is used to treat diseases caused by bacteria, like bronchitis, pneumonia, pulpitis, gonorrhea, tonsillitis, etc. Amoxicillin along with other medicines are used to treat peptic ulcers caused by H.pylori bacteria.

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What causes chronic tonsil swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My tonsils have been swollen for almost an entire month. I have had two normal appointments for it and I am scheduled for a visit with an ENT doctor after four days. Today, my throat pain is more than it has been in the past few days and my left tonsil is significantly bigger than my righ...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears evident that your tonsil infection persists and may have become more complicated, given the increased pain, fever, and lymphadenopathy. Untreated tonsillitis can lead to retro or peritonsillar abscesses, which may necessitate specific treatment and interven...  Read Full »

Do I really have to take CoAmoxiclav for 14 days to cure tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week the doctor told I had adenoiditis and sub-acute tonsillitis (did not have any symptoms except a smell of catarrh and bending down felt weird). I had suffered from adenovirus and viral conjunctivitis a couple of weeks before the diagnosis. ENT thought it was viral turned bact...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The yellow phlegm itself shows your suffering from a secondary bacterial infection. If sputum is there then it may be originating from lower respiratory or sinuses. So that is why your doctor has adviced two weeks course of antibiotics. So please continue above medicat...  Read Full »

My tooth abscess has not been cured even after treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to my dentist a few days back with the discovery of an abscess which was connected to a broken tooth. It then spread to my cheek and got swollen. I am on Amoxicillin and Flagyl for five days. Today is my last day. Unfortunately, the swelling has not entirely decreased, I am sti...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question and I can understand your concern. It looks like the infection is over if there is no pus and pain anymore. The swelling if hard remains there is called antibioma and it may take some time to get fully over and will not need any further an...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for red patches at the bottom of the foot?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 57 years old. She has red patches and dark spots in the bottom of the foot. It itches most of the time. Many doctors have consulted, but no positive result from their treatment. Please suggest the best medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to help your mother's condition, I am in need of few more details. Please answer the following questions. How long it has been there? Is she suffering from any systemic illness like diabetes, hypertension or any other? Is there pain in it? What medicine she had taken for i...  Read Full »

I have a recurrent skin rash that gets healed after taking Amoxicillin but reappears after a few days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I may have mistaken a fungal skin rash for a bacterial infection. I am a 32-years-old male. I noticed a rash under my left breast area seven years ago. It was pink, raised, and scaly. Oval and random shapen bumps. I assumed it was tinea, or a fungal infection related to ringworm. I tried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries.I understand your concern and will try to help you with it.Yes, I do agree that you may have bacterial infections instead of fungus, that is why Amoxicillin works well in your case. But the reason for recurrence is St...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about hazy maxillary sinuses on the X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a cough with yellow mucus for a few weeks now along with what I presume a stuffy nose. A few days back I was given an antibiotic for it. The problem I am dealing with apart from the cough is night sweats. I have performed multiple tests today, results are attached but the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your symptoms and I also went through your laboratory investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows increased neutrophil count and your hemoglobin looks normal. What I feel is that you are having sinusitis. So, in that infection of sin...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from swelling in my gums and my speech also changed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had issues with my gums swelling. I have lost weight in a relatively short time. Three weeks ago, after my last dental visit, my gum swelling worsened to the point where my speech pattern changed, and I could not bite into anything because my front teeth felt loose. I went to urgen...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you are using clear aligners, they might have caused impingement and trauma to the gingiva of teeth bearing in the said region due to ill-fitting trays, which may have caused loose teeth—clinical review for proper fit of these clear alig...  Read Full »

Will frequent ear infections cause antibiotic resistance?

Query: Hi doctor,I am afraid of bacterial resistance from taking so many antibiotics in three years. I am scared of Cipro and want to take Amoxicillin again, but I have had four courses in two years. I am about fed up with antibiotics. Two years ago, Amoxicillin was prescribed for a swimmer's ear I had, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. A couple of things need to be put across: 1. It seems swimming is triggering your infections. It might be better to take full protection for the ear while swimming. Better still, if you are fine with it, avoid sw...  Read Full »

I got hives after taking Amoxicillin. Can it be treated with Antihistamine or Steroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed Amoxicillin four weeks ago for a possible infection (not sure if it is even related, but I was prescribed this for a post-miscarriage infection). On the day of my final dose, I broke out into hives. I have prescribed an antihistamine (Blexton) after they persisted for a w...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prednisolone takes 1 to 2 hours to show its impact; it is not the reason for allergy. You can continue medication as prescribed by doctors. Continue steroids and taper them off as per doctor guidance. To rule out an active infection, I suggest taking blood pictures with...  Read Full »

My child developed an Amoxicillin rash. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, it all started with a cold bug; after a week, she mentioned her ears bugging her, and we noticed a slight difficulty in hearing. Suspected ear infection after three weeks, but the pediatrician advised that we may not be able to link it, and urgent care dismissed it, saying...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information provided, she developed an ear infection and recovered with Amoxycillin, but developed some skin rash and cough and also got fever in between. Is the rash itchy? Are these rashes raised above the skin? Is she has any swelling on the side of the n...  Read Full »

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