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Is Flucloxacillin used in treating gum abscess?

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Hi, can flucloxallin be used to treat a gum abcess ?
Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2012 in Dental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 46 minutes later
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for the query.
Flucloxacillin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic, that targets Strep. aureus, but not much else other than that. It does work against some forms of dental and gum abscess. but there are better choices available for the treatment for gum abscesses like Amoxycillin,CLINDAMYCIN,co-amoxiclav etc.
You must consult your dentist for the prescription of proper antibiotic.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck.
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