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Flucloxacillin is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic with a specific effect against gram-positive microbes. It belongs to the penicillin drug group and effectively treats streptococcal and staphylococcal skin conditions like impetigo, carbuncle, erysipelas, folliculitis, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. It is also used to treat acne, scabies, ulcers, eczema, external ear infection, diabetic foot, bone infections, etc. However, they are not effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Can Flucloxacillin help in treating a dental abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dental abscess. Will Flucloxacillin help?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to know if you are sure it is a dental abscess or could it be another tooth infection. I do not know if you have visited a dentist for this problem. Also, if available, forward me your X-ray or any other investigation reports. If it is a dental ...  Read Full »

I have a painful bump near my nose. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tender bump on the side of my nose, which is slowly getting bigger. It is on the right side of the bridge of my nose, and it is hot to touch. It does not look red, but it is extremely painful. My eyes and forehead also hurt and is causing a very painful headache. I have chroni...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post, but it would have been better if you had posted a photograph of the lesion. There are three possibilities: Herpes zoster of the ophthalmic division of trigeminal nerve. This one is a problem because it may affect the eye, so it needs to be...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a bug bite?

Query: Hello doctor, A bug had bitten me on my right leg three days ago. The site of the bite has become red, swollen, and I could notice some discharge. It is not getting better. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), the affected area has become inflamed and swollen, and the color of the affected area has changed to red. I suggest you wash the affecte...  Read Full »

Will consuming wine during early days of pregnancy cause harm to the baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in week 6 of my pregnancy and I am worried about some things that happened very early in the pregnancy before I knew I was pregnant. I had a few glasses of wine from day 0 to day 20. A total of six maybe and one glass and a half on day 20. I also took corticosteroids (Betamethasone)...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have not mentioned the date of your last menstrual period, I am assuming by day 0 you mean the starting date of last menstrual cycle. Because we calculate the pregnancy age from that date. So yes, the early pregnancy time is very important because the embryo i...  Read Full »

What makes the navel secretion woolly?

Query: Hi doctor, I have secretion from navel for the past nine months. Secretion appears like white cotton or wool like. It is not very smelly, no pain or itch or sore in the navel area. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might be a bacterial infection. You should take capsule Flucloxacillin 500 mg twice a day for five days in empty stomach. Please note you do not have any reaction to Penicillin or sulfate drugs before taking this medicine.   Read Full »

How can we treat hematoma at home?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female, and I weigh 140 Ibs. The only medications I am currently taking are birth control pills and the tablet Wellbutrin. Four days ago, I injured my thigh when climbing onto a boat. A wave knocked a protruding metal knob into my thigh. It has developed a hematoma...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. You have been suffering from painful hematoma and difficulty walking due to trauma on your thigh. According to the picture provided here, you are suffering from hematoma with bruises due to trauma. In addition, l...  Read Full »

What could be the circular bumps on left buttock which are sore and itchy?

Query: Hello doctor, I need help regarding with some circle bump appearing on my left buttocks, it is so very itchy and sore. I just bought antifungal cream and antifungal soap over the counter but I still want to know what really is this appearing on my buttocks. I did take some pictures of it, so I can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from red-colored circular bumps on your left buttock which are very itchy and sore. According to the pictures that are provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I...  Read Full »

Will Flucloxacillin help tooth abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, Will Flucloxacillin help in tooth abscess?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Flucloxacillin and Amoxicillin are all the drugs falling under the Penicillin group, and basically, these are all the antibiotics which fight against bacterial infection. 2. Metronidazole is again an antibiotic on its own. 3. Yes, these medications will help to ...  Read Full »

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