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Pregnant with abscess in the shoulder. Can I take antibiotics?

Hi I believe, based on prior experience, I have an abscess in my shoulder right by my neck; last week I found out in pregnant just wondering what my options will be so I'm prepared when I go to acute care once it opens. I have a prescription for 650 mg of antibiotics to help with things like this bit assume I should not take them. Also in a lot of pain; barely sleeping
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
You are pregnant and have developed shoulder abscess. There is nothing to worry, there are antibiotic which are safe and can be taken during pregnancy.You have not mentioned the name of antibiotic prescription of which you have.Consult a physician who may be able to prescribe you antiobiotic which is safe in pregnancy.
Hope this answers your question.
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OBGYN Dr. Arif N Khan's  Response
Hello dear,
Thanks for the query. Management for your abscess will depend on
1)Size of abscess
3)cause for the abscess
If it is small you can safely take antibiotics and paracetamol for pain relief. Its better you consult a gynaecologist.
Hope I answered your question, Kindly reply me if you have any further queries or any comments. I will be very happy to help you.
Dr Arif
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

An abscess may need to be drained...
There are several antibiotics which are safe in pregnancy.
What is the antibiotic? What is the stage of pregnancy?
Your obstetrician can guide

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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