Can Clarithromycin 500mg Be Used For A Tooth Infection?

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Donny Says:
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Tooth swelling at jaw, pretty sure it's infected. Pain is present! I have full prescription of Clarithromycin 500mg.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Donny! How are you?

It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be used to treat many types of bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

It will not, however, correct whatever underlying has caused the infection, so you should still consult your dentist.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Bobny Says:
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My mouth and gums are infected and it's not painful, but I'm just wondering if Clarithromycin can be used for that to cure the infection?

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