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Ear pain, using amoxycillin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi i have a bad earache. i was going to take amoxicillen i have at my house that i never used to i see the doctor. its from may. is it safe to take it. the expiration date is may 2009
Doctor :   No it is not safe to take Amoxycillin
User :   why is it not safe
Doctor :   Usually the infections of the ears are caused by different aerobic and anaerobic organisms

Doctor :   but the amoxycillin doesnt benefit from all of them
Doctor :   so depends on the discharge its quatnity and color and your history
Doctor :   the doctor decides
User :   I have jaw pain sometimes I have seen the doctor there is nothing they really can do i ice and ibuprofen.

User :   It feels like my ear hurt
Doctor :   what could be the possible bacteria
User :   I have canker sores in my mouth that are sore
User :   Should I just use the ibuprofen
User :   I think it might just be a cold. I felt dizzy a couple days ago and had head pressure. That went away.

User :   Now my throat is a little sore and I have canker sores and my ears hurt somewhat.
User :   The pain has gotten somewhat better especially with the canker sores.
Doctor :   You got bad upper resp tract infection

Doctor :   extending into the pain in the jaw and ear
Doctor :   so you better see the doctor for antibiotics
User :   Okay.
Doctor :   mean time start with salt water
Doctor :   gargles
Doctor :   in warm water
Doctor :   3 to 4 times daily
Doctor :   brush your teeth 2 times daily
Doctor :   eat hot food
Doctor :   put baking soda over the canker sores
User :   Okay. The ibuprofen works great too. Can I continue to use that??
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   anything else
User :   Okay. Thank you for your help
User :   nope
Doctor :   ple fill the feedbakc
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