Originally Posted by dknight211
When I had a tooth infection in my upper teeth that also caused a sinus/ear infection, the dentist put me on 500mg Amoxicillin three times a day for a week.
The reason for finishing all the antibiotics is that you want to be sure to kill all the bacteria in your body and not leave any resistant types that would grow and be harder to kill later on with the same antibiotic.
Oh, good to know that I'm not the only one that ended up with a ear infection and a tooth infection.
My problem is I had already done the 500 mg. Amolxicillin 3 times a day for 5 days. But now, less than a week later I'm on 500 mg. Penicillin VK 4 times a day, and now for 15 days. By the time I'm done I will be on it for 3 weeks, with a small break. It just seems to me to be an awful lot, and for a very long time, right??