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plez help

ok my friends lip ring got infected and the dr gave her amoxicillin how long will it take to clear it up and if it dnt clear up wat will happen she really freaken out like bad also shes cleaning it wit sea salt

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • It doesn't matter how long it will take to clear it up but she needs to finis her ENTIRE perscription or risk it coming back.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I say she needs to take it out. It's not worth the hassle or risk to your health for another hole in the face. Just my humble, old-fashioned opinion. :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • No, don't take it out she needs to leave it in other wise it could close with the infection in it. Just keep it clean every time she eats and all other times keep it dry. Also refrain from touching it and take the medicine as prescribed by the Dr. If it isn't clear by then the Dr will decide what to do next.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 4:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • She needs to finish the entire prescription, including any refills.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:02 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • No one can say "how long" it will take. That depends on the strength of the Amoxicillan and the level of infection she has. But like others said, she needs to finish ALL of her prescription.

    FYI, Salt (sea or table) will do nothing but dry it out, it won't help with the infection. She's wasting her time there. She needs to just keep it clean and maybe dab some hydrogen peroxide on the OUTSIDE of her lip with a cotton ball a few times per day.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 11:13 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

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