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Is it OK to give fish antibiotic form of tetracycline for tooth infection ?

my sister has a tooth infection with swelling and fever .... i had the identical issue and was prescribed antibiotic so we know she has an infection and it needs to be treated but shes very poor and also has panic attacks w/ severe anxiety just in general and refuses to go to the doctor or dentist , she is healthy in all other aspects and does not have any allergies to anything including antibiotics of any kind .....would it hurt her to take the fish antibiotic form of tetracycline? and would it help her infection? i ve also researched that people take it 500mg 3 times daily and the fish brand is 250 mg is the dosage for people that i have correct?
Asked On : Sun, 5 Sep 2010
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. can you please let us know your country of origin because fish antibiotics are not approved by FDA in US for human use and giving them to your sister will be unlawful and moreover without any license.
2. as long as supply of human antibiotics is available, don't go for fish antibiotics.
3. direct evidence is lacking about its safety and suitability for human use, thus talk with your health care professional about the same.
4. most people because they don't have health insurance, or are unable to pay the expenses they just go to pet stores and buy antibiotics meant for fish, as your sister is very poor I think taking fish antibiotic for that matter will be good for her.
5. most importantly tetracycline for fish is used for EXTERNAL diseases while in humans it is used INTERNALLY.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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The doctor may decide to cut open the abscess and allow the pus to drain or try therapy with antibiotics. People who have cavities or toothaches can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve), as needed for relief of pain and inflammation.
In case of allergic patient dont prever tetracycliine, doxycycline,.
Penicilin, Cephalexin,Azithro, Clarithro, Erythromycin,Can be used
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Answered: Tue, 29 Mar 2011
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I would never use tetracycline for this problem. In animals that is one thing, in humans that is another.

If anything, use Amoxicillin, or Cephalexin. Talk to your family doctor first. Sometimes they will except patients without insurance and will bill the patient later. Some doctors do this and some don't.

She should really see a dentist. She may have a deep routed abscess. Any infection in the mouth can go directly to the brain. Always keep that in mind.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jan 2011
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