What is the best antibiotic for a toothache?
A toothache caused by infection can be treated in various ways depending on the severity, location, and general health of the patient. In cases of severe infections that can't be treated by root canal or tooth extraction alone, your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic—usually amoxicillin, or metronidazole in the case of a penicillin allergy.
Amoxicillin has been shown to be excreted in human milk. Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium use by nursing mothers may lead to sensitization of infants. buy augmentin Caution should be exercised when amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium is administered to a nursing woman.
Group A strep pharyngitis can occur in people of all ages. It is most common among children 5 through 15 years of age. It is rare in children younger than 3 years of age.
The most common risk factor is close contact with another person with group A strep pharyngitis. Adults at increased risk for group A strep pharyngitis include:
- Parents of school-aged children
- Adults who are often in contact with children
Crowding, such as found in schools, military barracks, and daycare centers, increases the risk of disease spread.