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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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Is the swelling in my upper cheekbone due to my impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old, and I had a swelling in my upper cheekbone two months ago without pain. From last week, I have pressure in that area along with ear pain. I have an impacted wisdom tooth on the upper left side. Can it be from this swelling? I went to the dentist, who told me to take...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There may be multiple causes to this issue. Firstly, an impacted upper wisdom tooth near your cheekbones would have a radiating pain feeling from the infected tooth. So upper wisdom tooth extraction would be advisable after consulting with your dentist. The wisdom tooth i...  Read Full »

My tooth abscess has not 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 that is hard and remains there is called antibioma. It may take some time to resolve and will not need any further ...  Read Full »

I have been on Amoxicillin for three days, and I have had constant diarrhea and nausea. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on Amoxicillin for three days taking it twice a day. I have seemed to have a bad reaction to it where I have had constant diarrhea and feel like I will puke. My legs were very sore this morning, but that has gone away. I have a bit of a headache as well. Do you think this is f...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I understand your concern. By your history and description, gastritis-related symptoms are more likely. So I suggest you take Pantoprazole and Levosulpiride combination twice a day before food and also take Mucaine (Aluminium hydroxide) gel syrup two teaspoons thrice d...  Read Full »

What cough syrup can I give my five months pregnant wife?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 months pregnant. She is treated in one of the reputed hospitals. She has been advised to take Feronia -XT and Cal 360 tablets. Over last three to four days she is having cough in the night time and she is afraid to use any tablets or tonic. Kindly suggest which tablet or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At 5 months of pregnancy, there is little or almost nil harm if she takes proper medicine. Though, an examination is always mandatory. Amoxicillin 500 mg, available as Wymox 500 mg should be taken as thrice a day for five days. Syrup Deletus D (Dextromethorphan) could ...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old daughter has rashes in legs and lower back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-month-old daughter had a rash for three days. It started with small, discreet spots on the legs and lower back. The next day she had a rash on her face and body. These are red, flat spots. It itches. She has no fever and is in good general condition. We consulted a doctor who was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. In my opinion, there are two to three possibilities for the rash. First yes, it could be drug eruption as the rash is itchy and appeared after she took treatment for otitis. Drug rash can either occur immediately or even after six weeks. S...  Read Full »

A previously filled tooth cavity is paining continuously. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain continuously in one cavity in which I had a filling earlier. I am taking a tablet with Diclofenac and Paracetamol combination for pain. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Kindly upload an image of the painful carious tooth. I would walk you through the management needed to resolve the issue once and for all. Unless you receive proper treatment, the pain will get worse. I would suggest: 1) Tablet Clavam (...  Read Full »

How is a broken nail bed managed?

Query: Hi doctor, My nail beds are not smooth. The area from where nails are coming out is broken. I am having this problem for more than six years. First, it was there only on a single nail and then it started spreading. Sometimes, watery pus forms near the root of the nail. I have sent the images for you...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are suffering from paronychiawith ingrown nails. Paronychia is an infection around a fingernail. In your case, since you are suffering from last six years, it looks lik...  Read Full »

How can headaches with sinus infection be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male, and I have headaches with sinus infection symptoms. There is a scar on my nose. The headaches are on one side of my head. It started about one week ago. I had this scar inside my nose about nine months ago. Also, the headache started about nine months ago when...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The headaches due to sinus infection are most likely more severe in the morning and when you lean forward. Also, you will have tender bones in the face. So do you have any of these symptoms? It is treated with a course of antibiotics for one month, like Augmentin (Am...  Read Full »

How to treat a pimple that turned into a large sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I had what I thought was a pimple on my inner thigh. I tried to pop it, but it just got swollen and red. It has now been three to four days and it has turned into a large open sore. It is about 3/8 inches wide and only hurts when it rubs against clothing. I am attaching a picture of th...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to have gone through the image. Your concern is a healing furuncle. You require a course of oral antibiotics. I suggest you start using T-Bact ointment (Mupirocin topical) twice daily along with Paracetamol tablets for reducing the pain until you consult a physician.   Read Full »

My daughter has been suffering from a cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is seven years old. She has been suffering from a cough for the past week. My doctor has prescribed Amoxicillin syrup. Are there preventive measures that can help prevent children from developing frequent coughs? How important is vaccination in children for preventing respi...  Read Full »

Dr. Amna Akram

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. Please complete a day course of antibiotics. Yes, there are preventive measures. Most children have frequent tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and allergies which commonly cause cough in children. Proper oral hygiene, and av...  Read Full »

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