Q. Can I take Azithromycin to prevent an abscess?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 19, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

To avoid an abscess, can I take an antibiotic like Azithromycin? If not, please suggest which one I can take?

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

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Azithromycin is not recommended for skin and soft tissue infections. Generally, a combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate twice daily is used. However, unless you have a skin infection you should not use it. It is used for a treatment and not for prevention.

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