You can, but without a culture taken by a healthcare professional, it is impossible to say if the bacteria involved is a b-lac bacteria or even a bacteria at all. As a follow up question I would ask if there is a positive diagnosis and if so what the doctor originally prescribed.
If you're self diagnosing and treating its not a good idea. You can't even know if you need an antibiotic and it would not be the drug of choice. Plus if you have an antibiotic laying around you shouldn't. You are supposed to take them all when they are prescribed. You would not have enough to do a full course and that can lead to things like resistent bacteria.
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