Clindamycin for ear infection

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Did they determine if the cellulitis was staph or strep and if it was secondary to another infection somewhere? Are her symptoms going away? Really important to treat that infection with a big gun to wipe it out. Cellulitis, depending on where it is can actually kill you. It took my husband about 2 days even with IV antibiotics to see the swelling stop and begin to receed. Very scary. As far as hair loss with clyndomycin it is .34% or in other words, less than 1% and very rare.
Hi I went in to the dentist a couple days ago to get a broken molar extracted. (I had a root canal done on it years ago and it has now got infected) It was extremely painful and tender to the touch but I had no visible swelling. Dentist sent me home with Vicodin & clindamycin to kill the infection before she could extract it in a few days. I know clindamycin is a top tier antibiotic. But I took it and the infection swelled and got more painful.
I assume you actually do have a bacterial and not a viral infection. I'm no doc, but it's odd for a bacterial infection to move from sinus to ear to the lung -- more common for viruses to move around like that. But what do I know. Generally, sinus and ear infections will clear by themselves if left alone, and can be treated with natural antibiotics or just good old salt water, but sometimes an infection is just too strong and that's what antibiotics are for.
What do I need to do to get rid of an infection on my face that is accompanied by slight muscle swelling and pain? The area has been infected for two years. I'm a 55 yro female; previously unremarkable derm history. Feb. 2002-bumps appear in l. cheek,like ordinary acne. June 2002- hasn't gone away; over the counter acne meds didn't help. The area is red, swollen, hard and the size of a quarter. Pcp gives 4 sample cipro tablets and prescribes topical clindamycin.
It most likely came from not being treated for the ear infection I probably had. Now they did give me a 2 week course of antibiotics once and it didn't work. I have significant hearing loss in my left ear and I'm still in pain at times, its worse on some days then others. I'm saying if it continues and nothing is working ask for a ct scan or something so that you can catch something before it turns into something more difficult to treat and potentially life threatening like mastoiditis.
I am being treated with clindamycin for a sinus infection and waiting to hear if I has MRSA. Now my eyes are running and things appear to be blurred. It is running rapid in my family. My 5 yr. old grandson was hospitalized due to MRSA in his hip joint that found a home from having it in his thumb a few weeks before. They had to go in because it was to thick to drain. He is on the same thing I am but by IV for 6 weeks.
I have some clindamycin but not sure if that is an appropriate medication for a cat. he weighs 11 lbs.
I had that one pulled and still have the same amount of pain or more; even went to the ER thinking it might be a ear infection which it isn’t. No dry socket either. Is it a jaw bone infection? After I had the tooth pulled I was put on clindamycin. I went back to the oral surgeon because the pain is so bad and he said it is healing nicely and gave me Percocet and said to give it a couple more days. It has been a week since I have had the tooth pulled and the pain is getting worse.
I'm guessing that the radiation damaged the salivary gland, which caused dry mouth, and hence the back-up/infection in the gland. Currently taking 300mg clindamycin 4 times a day, for two weeks. Doc told me to call after one week if not vast improvement and so far, day 5, not seeing much improvement. Any thoughts, experience would be appreciated.
He opened up the site and placed something in the opening and made an x-ray. He worked away for almost an hour removing infection and bone. There was difficulty getting the site deadened so it was a fairly traumatic experience. More *graft material* was placed to fill the void, but he said there would be a defect. Indentation? I have a two week follow-up appointment. Nine days after the procedure, the bone under my eye is still tender to the touch and my eye socket aches when I blink.
Yesterday morning I finished a 10-day dose of clindamycin for a tooth infection and that seems to have done the trick. I had used Zithromax for 5 days a month ago for a sore throat but that didn't affect the dizziness. The allergist's interpretation for this is that either Zithromax was not the right type of antibiotic or the 5-day treatment was not enough. Depending on the result of the CT scan, I might have to continue taking antibiotics.
The lump palpable behind the ear must be lymph node, in response to the infection of the tonsil. Lymph are protective mechanisms of the body and they 'trap' the infecting source causing enlargement of lymph nodes. If the tonsillar swelling is reduced, then he must be responding to the medications and his appetite will improve. If the swelling has not reduced or is increasing in size, then he may need a biopsy of the gland to rule other causes like tumors.
I've had a very serious dental infection for 6 months. A failed root canal left infected root in the tooth, which caused a major infection, an abscess, a need for another root canal on a nearby tooth, and eventually the extraction of both teeth. I have had a fever for 6 months, since the onset of this infection. I have no other underlying illnesses, no health problems, no inflammatory illness. Prior to this I was healthy. I don't drink or smoke.
Also, the infection has been treated with numerous antibiotics (amoxicillin, flagyl, omnicef, augmentin, clindamycin), and all seem to help at first, but only clindamycin has lasting effects. Not even augmentin worked. Any idea on what kind of bacteria would respond to clindamycin but not augmentin?
If there is green, thats a sign of infection. If its green from your nose, it will be a sinus infection. if your ingesting it into your throat and chest. then it can turn into bronchitis. I would recommend telling your doctor that, and request antibiotics.
After amoxicillin and endo retreating tooth, it felt better and fever gone, but 2 days after ending antibiotics, infection returned with intensity, spread along jawline into nearby tooth, causing that tooth to then also need a root canal. I was put back on the same dose of amoxicillin, then tried clindamycin for a few days, but infection continued to spread - a large red hot lump (tablespoon sized) formed on my jawline, just under the 2 affected teeth.
Amoxicillin may be fine, but you may need something like clindamycin instead. Also, it's very important that a FULL dose is taken for dental infections. Not to do so will only breed yourself a stronger bacteria in the future that can do more damage. Dental abscess rarely go away without some kind of eventual medical intervention. GOOD LUCK and please let us know how you do.
Otherwise my concern is that the only options left would be to remove the skin and tissue from the entire left side of my head to stop the spread or let it run its course until it tracts into my brain (Its already in both ear canals and my mouth. For very clear reasons neither of these are an acceptable answer to me.
Ive had a abcessed wisdom tooth for 3 months and im on clindamycin now 3rd dose basically one perscription a month this time it doesnt seem to take all pain away like before tried getting it pulled but need to be put under could still feel pain with novicain I have an appt on next tuesday and have slight temple pressure ear pain jaw pain and swollen throat gland am I going to be okay im a worry wart
Hello, I had been experiencing headaches, cheek and jaw pain for awhile. I thought it was a sinus issue. When I woke up Sunday, my neck and under my jaw was swollen and I had severe tooth pain. Went to the ER and was given Clindamycin and Norco. I had #18 molar extracted yesterday. Oral surgeon said it had an abscess. He told me to make sure I complete taking my Clindamycin. I have considerable ear and jaw pain as well as the area of extraction.
He opened up the site and placed something in the opening and made an x-ray. He worked away for almost an hour removing infection and bone. There was difficulty getting the site deadened so it was a fairly traumatic experience. More *graft material* was placed to fill the void, but he said there would be a defect. Indentation? I have a two week follow-up appointment. Nine days after the procedure, the bone under my eye is still tender to the touch and my eye socket aches when I blink.
now it's not so much in the tooth as it is in my head and in my ear..does this sound like a bad infection? I am breaking down and calling the dentist tomorrow..but i am worried that it's too late..i feel pretty bad. Should I go to the emergency room until i can get in to see the dentist? will that really help to go to the emergency room? I have clindamycin hcl 150 mg capstev from one of my last visits to the dentist, along with metronidazole 250 mg, tabletteve.
So now im on keflex, zithromax, albuterol, zofran, tums, cough drops, robitussin dm, and got a shot of rocefin in the arse. How does an ear infection turn into pneumonia? ??? I didn't even know that was possible! And my doc says taking all these meds is safe but that seems like an awful lot to me.
I can understand why they wanted you to try it though, as MRSA is a very dangerous infection and can progress very quickly - hence the reason for not waiting for your lab work to come back before prescribing it. Now that your lab work has confirmed no infection (bacteria), it is my presumption that your doctor will tell you that you don't need to finish the course of antibiotics - although wiht them draining the fluid, they may decide to keep you on them as a precaution.
My doctor was hoping the allergist would help guide us for future treatments. I am fearful for any infection like strep throat, ear or skin infections, we have run out of options.
Then it could be an abscess and may need to be drained. It could most probably be a staphylococcal infection. The treatment of choice for S. aureus infection is penicillin. The infection could sometimes be MRSA, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection is treated by draining the sore and bactrim. Did you ensure to take the medication regularly? Have you completed the course of the medication prescribed? As unfinished doses can further lead to resistance.
Glad you have a good doc -- he's an exception to the rule that rheumies (and ID docs and neuros) are usually non-believers. That's great! About the vancomycin, I just did a search and did not find terribly awful things about it -- tho it is one of the big guns in the antibiotic world.
I have been on Clindamycin HcL 150 MG three times a day for three weeks now. After one more week I am supposed to go back to the ENT for a new CT scan. The ENT already indicated that if an infection is still present, he will recommend surgery (removal of my adenoids). My symptoms are still pretty similiar, so I'm guessing that the infection is still there. I guess I find it hard to believe that surgery is really necessary though.
I have been fighting a bone infection in my jaw for 6 months - it wasn't identified until this past month but I'd been very sick this whole time. This past month I finally found a good oral surgeon who removed the 2 teeth causing the problem, and cleaned out the bone underneath.
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