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Have gum infection. Having pain in ear and also swelling. Dosage of amoxicillin?

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For gum infection , pain in the ear and pain when swallowing what is the correct dosage of taking amoxicillin 250 mg? Is it 3 times a day?
Posted Tue, 2 Jul 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 1 hour later

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For gum infection dose of Amoxicillin is 500mg three times daily, usually most of my patients will have diarrhea, nausea as side effects. For pain during swallowing I usually prescribe NSAIDS (non-steroidal prescription from your treating physician.

A prescription mouth rinse containing an antimicrobial called chlorhexidine can be very helpful.
Along with that, brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste).

Floss regularly to remove plaque from between teeth or use a device such as a special brush or wooden or plastic pick recommended by a dental professional.

Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleaning.

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