Found some clarithromycin . Will this help my pain and at least start to help the infection? Need some serious feedback .
What is the reason for the extraction? Anti-infectives are often infection specific, within different form of infection; did the dentist prescribe you a pre-procedure antibiotic?
What was the dentist suggestion for pre and post extraction pain control; an anti-infective will only treat an infection not pain.
Also, a self-prescribed antibiotic, without involving/informing your doctor, could lead to a health disaster for you later, during or after the extraction.
Also, if this is "your old antibiotic prescribed medication," you failed to complete that other required therapy dose. That dose incompletion could have made this "old/found" antibiotic less effective for you now.
If you do have an infection, and it is the same type of infection, not having completed that full therapy as prescribed, could cause you to develop drug resistant infections.
I too wonder why the extraction. Did your dentist not give you an antibiotic to take? Usually when a tooth is removed it's due to an infection in the tooth. Which by definition is an abscessed tooth. But sometimes it can be for lack of space for that tooth. Call your dentist and ask for clarification.
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