Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication and is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and some protozoa. It is commonly used for pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, endocarditis, gastroenteritis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis. It belongs to the group of drugs called Nitrimidazole.

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Please suggest an alternative to Flagyl.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dental abscess from an impacted wisdom tooth. The abscess has occurred on three occasions before. The x-ray showed an impacted bottom wisdom tooth that is, partial bony horizontal impacted third molar. The pain is sharp and radiating towards the front teeth and some pain behind t...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A wisdom tooth infection is not an infection of the tooth, but an infection of the gum around the tooth. Infection in wisdom tooth is very common if it is not coming out correctly in the mouth. The first thing most people notice is that the gum is a bit sore over the wis...  Read Full »

Why is the gum at the back paining even though I do not have a wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who dislikes visiting the dentist. Therefore, you can imagine my hygiene is very good. I had a brief period of gingivitis as a result of using braces for three years. Having removed my braces over a year ago, and lucky for me, I do not have wisdom teeth, the end of...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel that there could be an infection around the gums, probably due to some food lodgement or other foreign particles. I predict infection due to the duration of five days, which is sufficient for it to initiate. As you are going for a regular cleaning, you can be assur...  Read Full »

Can Ofloxacin and Flagyl be given for loose motion in a newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, Five months old baby suffered from loose motion and fewer doctors gave Ofloxacin 50 mg and Flagyl 200 mg syrup. They told to give 3 ml three times a day, each syrup for 5 months old. Is this dosage correct?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose specified above is too much and unnecessary for a child so small as 6.8 kg. It is advisable instead to just give the child Enterogermina 1 capsule twice a day for five days along with ORS with the passage of each loose stool. As for the fever, you can give syru...  Read Full »

How to treat a burn?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago, boiling water burnt my buttocks. I had pain only on the first day. I am using sterile gauze Silver sulfadiazine and Bacitracin antibiotic cream or spray. Today it started paining while changing the dressing. What is the level of burn? I have attached photo for your referen...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a first degree burn as you can see the eroded skin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Systemic antibiotic is needed along with topical and daily dressing. Stop Bacitracin, as it can cause sensitization in many individuals. Continue Silver sulfadiazi...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe pain due to pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 54 and passed by menopause. Recently, I had done my lower ultrasound due to heavy back pain, and ultrasound shows pelvic inflammatory disease. Suggest me what to do, pain is not bearable. I am already taking BP and cholesterol medicine on a regular basis. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You said severe lower abdominal pain and the ultrasound report came as pelvic infection disease. Are you having any white discharge per vagina or high color urine?  Read Full »

Why has tooth abscess not gone away even after taking medicines?

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

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Will antibiotics help to improve IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is now 55 years and has been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for over a year. Her condition was not so bad before. She was diagnosed with intestinal disease and was given some antibiotics like Flagyl or Metronidazole. After she took those pills for a month, she h...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern. As you told that your mother had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), I want to tell you that antibiotics are not the treatment for IBS. Probiotics ca...  Read Full »

Which is the best treatment for badly decayed front teeth in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3.5 years old daughter's upper front four teeth have decayed very badly and our dentist has advised on either root canal treatment or taking them out. Which treatment is best suited overall for my daughter?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Go for antibiotic coverage and meanwhile get the culprit teeth extracted if it is definitely amongst the first four. These are milk teeth which will come at age of 6. Do not get them extracted together. The one or two causing severe infection should be extracted out. A...  Read Full »

What can be done for toothache related to broken decayed tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I have had on and off toothache. My gum sometimes hurt. There is a decay where I had broken a tooth and it has just chipped away over the years, is sore as well. I have been taking a lot of Ibuprofen. Is my life going to be in possible jeopardy?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not allergic to following medicines, immediately start taking it. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Metronidazole 400 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Brufen 400 mg thrice a day for five days. This will cover your infection. After ...  Read Full »

There is a dent in my hard palate after eating something hot. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was eating a hot curry last week when the top of my mouth blistered over as if I had burnt the hard palate, which I thought was unusual as I felt the heat on my tongue first but did not. The blister has gone but left a small dent in my hard palate which I am concerned about as it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is common. You do not need to worry. The mucosa of palate is very sensitive as compared to the tongue. So it gets affected easily. You just put an Oral gel Clinica (Chlorhexidine with Metronidazole) gel on the spot for three days and three times a day. Then gi...  Read Full »

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