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Here, I will show you exactly how to make penicillin, so you don’t come out more confused than when you came in.

Penicillin is a popular antibiotic that has saved 200,000,000 lives, according to the New World Encyclopedia.

Doctors do not give antibiotics such as penicillin just for prepping, so what do we do? We make our own, because when there is a collapse, you can bet that antibiotics will be out or jacked up several times higher in pricing.

Penicillin can be made with time and practice. You have to rot the right food and chemicals for the right amount of time. There are several different combinations of foods and chemicals that all work perfectly.

Penicillin is basically a mold on bread and is very easy to make, right? Yes, it is a mold that usually grows on bread, which is easy to make, but you have to know the safe and right way to do to make it.

Why should you trust me and how the heck am I different from anyone else? I have made penicillin countless times myself and have even taught close friends and family how to make it for themselves too. However, as a quick disclaimer, I do not have a degree in this medical field, and I am not a trained professional, if you want to seek medical advice, please consult a professional.

Now, the big question is how to make penicillin at home? First off, we have to cover the materials, obviously, you should already have things like fruit, bread, and sugar, so I don’t need to provide you resources for that. If you need anything from the list, get them and as a heads up, I will make a tiny commission for a purchase.

Let’s dive right in.

Materials

  • White Bread
  • Cantaloupe
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  • Bottle spray – here on Amazon
  • Piece of cloth (cheesecloth, bandana, flour sack towel)
  • Sugar
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  • A set of Petri dishes – here on Amazon
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  • Erlenmeyer flask – here on Amazon
  • Graduated cylinder – here on Amazon
  • Yeast extract – hereon Amazon
  • Citric acid – here on Amazon
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  • Separator funnel – here on Amazon
  • Ethyl Acetate – here on Amazon

How to Make Penicillin at Home

How to take penicillin

Now, we get into the question, how is penicillin made? I will answer that exact question with three simple steps.

1. Grow the penicillin

You first want to put a piece of white bread, a cantaloupe (or any citrus fruit(s)) that is cut up at least ten times into a closed container that is not airtight. This includes a loosely wrapped plastic bag or a ziplock bag with a very tiny hole at the end.

If you put it into an airtight bag or in the open air, that will interfere with the air circulation it needs. It would be best if you put this bag in a dark environment that gets very little light.

2. Prepare to Purify the penicillin

Now, after about three days or so, you should start seeing small amounts of mold. It would be best if you now sprayed or sprinkle about a tablespoon of water over the bread.

Meanwhile, cut the potato into nice thin slices, and put those slices into an airtight container (not plastic) with distilled water. Boil that container for 30 minutes. After it cools down a little bit, open it and filter your liquid through a cloth (cheesecloth, bandana, flour sack towel, etc.)

Now, add 20 grams of sugar and agar (if you don’t have agar than plan gelatin is okay) to your liquid. Your agar will make the liquid thick; that is what you want. Now, add distilled water to make the total volume of one liter.

3. Purify the penicillin

Put that liquid into small sealed containers or Petri dishes if you have them. Now, move the penicillin mold by using a wire to move 3 small slices per container. This should take time for the penicillin to grow inside.

Now, put your penicillin in a flask and sterilize that flask. You can sterilize the flask by putting the flask in an oven at 315 degrees for an hour. It would be best if you were done making the penicillin.

Now, let one teaspoon of sugar, yeast, citric acid, milk powder, and sea salt into your graduated cylinder. Next, fill the cylinder with water until it reaches 100 milliliters of distilled water.

Next, pour it into your flask and shake it until it is just liquid. Now, you will have to extract the penicillin. You do that by first removing any solid part of your liquid. Now, filter that liquid through a piece of cloth into another container.

Now, continually add drops of hydraulic acid, until your PH tester gets about 2.2. Meanwhile, freeze your ethyl acetate and mix the penicillin with that ethyl acetate with a separator funnel.

Shake it for 30 seconds. It should separate again shortly after. Now, open the separator funnel to allow the ethyl acetate to drip out into a container slowly. Now, add 1/100 the amount you added for the ethyl acetate.

Finally, let the ethyl evaporate in a ventilated area, and you have penicillin ready to use!

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You may experience penicillin side effects if you don’t pay attention to certain things before and after taking penicillin. Learn how severe side effects can be and how you can prevent them.

Penicillin works amazingly well to help clear bacterial infections, but not everyone is a good candidate for penicillin therapy. Penicillin V is an effective way of fighting bacterial in your body. Your doctor may make use of this antibiotic to deal with different types of infections, including ear infections as well. The interesting thing is that you can find penicillin V potassium (Penicillin VK) in oral as well as intravenous formulations. It is more effective in treating mild infections due to penicillin G-sensitive microorganisms. There’s no doubt about the effectiveness of penicillin, but there are certain penicillin side effectsas well. You should know about those side effects of penicillinand have some info about what to do to avoid making matters worse.

Penicillin Side Effects

There have been fewer cases of reactions to oral penicillin, but there is always a possibility of experiencing hypersensitivity, including fatal anaphylaxis.

  • Some of the most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, epigastric distress, vaginal itching and discharge, and black hairy tongue or white patches in mouth or on tongue.
  • You may also experience symptoms which are less common, including join pain, fever, irregular breathing pattern, shortness of breath, hives, skin rash, and puffiness around the face.
  • Some rare side effects are convulsions, abdominal tenderness, stomach cramps, mental depression, yellow skin, sore throat, and unusual bleeding. Some people also complain about hallucinations, confusion, agitation, and fear of impending death.
  • Remember, some side effects will go away without any treatment, but on other occasions, you may have to discuss it with your healthcare provider to figure the best ways to reduce side effects and manage them better.

Precautions and Warnings

You may consider using penicillin to clear bacterial infections, but some penicillin side effects will make it difficult for you to continue with the therapy. If the side effects persist, you should consult your doctor. Here are some other precautionary measures to take.

Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing severe diarrhea. This could be due to a serious side effect. Don’t take any diarrhea medicines without consulting your doctor – it may make things worse. You can however take medicine containing attapulgite or kaolin for mild diarrhea.

Penicillin and Birth Control Pills

It is worth mentioning that the use of penicillin V can make your birth control pills less effective, which may result in unwanted pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you’re already pregnant or you are on pregnancy control pills before taking penicillin V. You should also let your doctor know if you’re using drugs like probenecid or methotrexate before using penicillin. They will also explain other more effective birth control methods that you can use while taking penicillin V.

How to Avoid Penicillin Side Effects

Before Taking

  • The simple thing is to avoid certain medications when you’re allergic to penicillin V, such as amoxicillin, dicloxacillin, carbenicillin, ampicillin, and oxacillin.
  • It is equally important to tell your doctor about any other medical conditions before you start using penicillin V. You may not want to use it if you have asthma, a bleeding disorder, a history of allergy, a history of diarrhea triggered by antibiotics, and a kidney disease. If you really want to take penicillin with these conditions, you may consider working with your healthcare provider for a dose adjustment.

When Taking

It is of immense importance to not exceed the prescribed dose. You should also avoid using it for extended period and follow all the directions mentioned on your prescription label.

Even when you follow directions, you may still experience certain penicillin side effects. These side effects may become serious if you exceed the prescribed dosage. If you have taken it more than the recommended dose or someone you know has accidentally exceeded the recommended dose, contact your healthcare provider, local hospital, or emergency help immediately.

Here are the details on proper use of Penicillin from Mayoclinic:

Last note: tell your doctor that you’re using penicillin before going for a urine sugar test. Penicillin can affect the results, and may also ask for a change in the dosage of your diabetes medicine.

My DD (2) just will not take her horrible orange penicillin liquid, have tried spoon (on which she’ll happily take Calpol etc), and syringe, but she just hates the taste of it, is getting really distressed and hardly any of it is going in her mouth. Can it be mixed with food/drink?(not that she’s eating or drinking a huge amount anyway, so would be difficult). Am worried she’s just not taking it and so much is being wasted. Thanks, will try to get back here later.

I feel your pain. You can mix it with drinks or yogurt or any other food that works. I read that if they have a spoonful of chocolate sauce first, it bonds to the taste buds and penicillin doesn’t taste as bad. Try all these if they dont work, phone your gp and beg for domething else. Try crying.
Last resort ( I have to do this) wrap child in towel with arms pinned to side. Lay on back and half sit on them so they can’t move. Push cheeks in so your fingers are between their jaw. Squirt in and hold mouth open. They have to swallow or choke. It is horrible and distressing for them and you but better than watching them very ill with tonsillitis.

Hi, thanks for answering I went to the walk-in centre this morning, they said there’s no alternative to the horrible stuff, but the nurse had another look at DD and said it wasn’t tonsils (doc who saw her couple of days ago couldn’t get her mouth open) and said most likely viral, so penicillin wouldn’t work anyway. sigh!

I feel your pain and am in the same boat today – it’s awful isnt it? DD was prescribed antibiotics yesterday and we’ve got the gloppy high vis yellow fake banana one – she’ll happily take the orange liquidy one off a spoon but will not entertain this one at all and even the sight of the bottle coming out of the fridge is currently inducing hysterics!

So far today we’ve had to adopt mnistooadictive’s approach with the towel and syringe – it does work but is distressing for everyone and seems to involve 10 mins heated debate with DP beforehand about who’ll do the holding and who’ll do the medicine giving. Luckily DD seems to calm down immediately afterwards and has forgiven me about 3 minutes later.

Might try the chocolate sauce idea as that sounds interesting. Hope your DD is feeling better soon

I put it in a syringe and have a bowl of ice cream for my DD. Id get some icecream on the spoon and squirt some medicine on the spoon I would alternate with spoons with just icecream on it. DD happily ate it as long as she didnt see me squirt the medicine on.

Spoonful of ice cream straight after – cooling for throat and high in calories if they’re not eating.

I usually mix my DS’s in to a yoghurt.

If you have to do it by force, be quick and decisive and explain why you are having to do it. The more dithering the worse it gets

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How to take penicillin

When you need to take antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection, the last thing you want to do is add more symptoms into the mix.

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Yet many people suffer from an upset stomach when taking antibiotics. Diarrhea is a common concern. So are abdominal cramping and gas. In the worst cases, long-term antibiotic use can even lead to C. diff, a severe infection that causes colitis, or inflammation in your colon.

“The problem is that when you are trying to kill bacteria in your sinuses, lungs, or elsewhere, antibiotics also kill bacteria that live in your intestine that keep your digestive health in balance,” says family medicine physician Michael Rabovsky, MD.

These side effects are one of many reasons experts caution against overusing antibiotics. But when you truly do need to take them to fight an infection, you can also take steps to prevent or minimize diarrhea and other stomach problems.

The power of probiotics

It may seem strange: You’re taking antibiotics, so wouldn’t probiotics undo the good your treatment is doing?

However, probiotics add helpful bacteria to your digestive system — not the bacteria that cause infections. They don’t have any effect on the antibiotic treatment. They only treat the side effects.

“The thing that has really been shown to help the most with preventing diarrhea is taking probiotics when taking antibiotics,” Dr. Rabovsky says. He notes that reviews of studies suggest probiotics are effective both for regular antibiotic-associated diarrhea and for diarrhea related to C. diff. They also seem to help with side effects such as cramping and gas.

Probiotics come in several varieties. The most commonly studied for antibiotic-associated diarrhea are Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based and Saccharomyces boulardii-based probiotics. Probiotics come in capsules, tablets, powders and even liquid form.

With so many options, be sure to ask your doctor for advice before taking any probiotics, as you should for any type of supplement. Probiotics could possibly be harmful for people with immune deficiencies or those who are severely debilitated.

Watch what you eat

Would you prefer to get probiotics from food? Many types of yogurt contain probiotics. Look for “active and live cultures” on the label. Dr. Rabovsky often recommends one or two plain Greek yogurts per day for patients taking antibiotics.

However, if dairy gives you stomach problems, go easy on other dairy foods while taking antibiotics.

“People who tend to have more GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms do tend to get more GI side effects while taking antibiotics, at least anecdotally,” Dr. Rabovsky says. “It’s highly individualized.”

That means the foods that cause you stomach problems may be fine for someone else, so trust your gut. If spicy foods are normally a culprit for upset stomachs, avoid them when taking antibiotics. If sugar is your trigger, watch your sweet tooth. And although fiber is normally important for digestion, you may need to slow down your consumption if diarrhea flares up while you are taking antibiotics.

Take with or without food?

Check the label on your antibiotics. Does it recommend taking them with food or on an empty stomach?

In either case, follow the directions. Some antibiotics are better absorbed on an empty stomach, so you don’t want to limit their effectiveness. But if the label says, “Take with food,” taking your pills with a meal might help ease stomach issues.

Beyond the specifics above, good old-fashioned advice for treating diarrhea still applies. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and use rehydrating beverages high in electrolytes if needed. Avoid alcohol and caffeine if they’re making your diarrhea worse. Keep in mind alcohol may actually cause severe reactions while you are taking certain antibiotics, so check the label for that information, as well. Eat a more bland diet than you might normally eat.

It’s better to use caution than get hit with unpleasant side effects.

“Common sense would say you are going to disturb the natural balance with antibiotics,” Dr. Rabovsky says, “so anything else that causes you GI symptoms could make side effects even worse.”

This article was medically reviewed by Roy Nattiv, MD. Dr. Roy Nattiv is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Nattiv specializes in a broad range of pediatric gastrointestinal and nutritional illnesses such as constipation, diarrhea, reflux, food allergies, poor weight gain, SIBO, IBD, and IBS. Dr. Nattiv graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He then completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Nattiv went on to complete his fellowship and training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He was a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) fellowship trainee and was awarded the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Fellow to Faculty Award in Pediatric IBD Research.

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Antibiotics can kill good bacteria in your gut along with the bad bacteria causing your illness, meaning you can experience diarrhea as a side effect. Ask your doctor about medications you can take, such as probiotics or an anti-diarrheal. You can also feel better by eating a bland diet, avoiding dairy, and staying hydrated. Eating well while you are taking antibiotics can get your digestive system back on track and have you feeling better in no time.

How to take penicillin

When your toddler is sick, you want to do whatever you can to make her feel better — like giving her extra hugs and kisses, cuddling up with her in bed, or letting her watch her favorite video. But battling with her to try to get her to take her medicine is probably not one of your favorite feel-better strategies. So what can you do when your hot-tempered tot refuses to take the medication you know she needs? While Mary Poppins may have resorted to a spoonful of sugar, you’d like to find another way to make the medicine go down. To the rescue, these tricky tactics for coaxing your stubborn toddler to take medicine:

Try a different delivery. Delivery can make all the difference. So if your toddler has already turned up her nose at the medicine spoon, try giving her the medication in a medicine dropper. You might also ask the pharmacist for a plastic syringe (sans the needle!) that squirts out liquid meds, or a small cup (make sure it offers exact measurements so you can dose properly) — or another measuring device you think your child might be willing to try. Any variation in your approach may distract her enough to get a dose in.

Break it up. Give your toddler small amounts of medicine over several minutes instead of all at once. It may be easier to swallow if she doesn’t have to down it all in one gulp. Of course, if your kid feels that this strategy is merely prolonging the agony, this option isn’t for you.

Hide it. Ask your doctor if it’s okay to sneak the particular medicine into foods or drinks. If you get the thumbs-up on that, stir the medicine into a small amount of applesauce, ice cream, or fruit juice. (Applesauce à la penicillin isn’t half bad.) But remember, if you do mix the meds into something else, your toddler needs to eat or drink the whole thing in order to get the full dosage.

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Take the right aim. Taste buds are concentrated on the front and center of the tongue, so bypass those finicky taste zones by placing the medicine near the back of her tongue. Or try dropping it between the rear gum and the inside of her cheek, where it will easily glide down her throat with minimal contact with taste buds. (Yes, this requires a bit of skill, and maybe an extra set of hands to keep your toddler still while you perfect your dunk shot.)

Offer a treat. A little bribery can go a long way in this instance. Promise your child a small but special prize in return for taking her medicine. Stickers or a little trinket might inspire her to open wide.

Watch your reaction. Even if you’re feeling bad about forcing your tot to drink something she detests, don’t apologize for it. Be matter of fact about it, or even cheerful (if you can pull it off) because this will signal to your toddler that taking medicine isn’t a hardship. And don’t let your facial expressions give you away either. Trying to get your toddler to take medicine with a grimace on your face will clue her in to the fact that she’s in for something unpleasant.

Give her a say. Empower your child by lettering her choose between different flavors or colors of medicine if you have the option. That way she’ll feel like she has some control over the situation.

Add a flavorful twist. Ask your pharmacist if she can mask the taste of the yucky-tasting liquid with a better-tasting flavoring such as FLAVORx. The flavorings (ranging from root beer to tangerine) are FDA-approved and medically designed to combat the bad taste and smell of liquid medicines. It may be the answer to your medicine-taking troubles.

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What Is a Penicillin Allergy?

A penicillin allergy is a reaction by your immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Since the 1940s, penicillin has been a go-to drug to clear up infections caused by bacteria. But some people get a bad reaction from taking it.

Your immune system is supposed to fight off the bacteria that make you sick. But sometimes your body fights the medicine itself. That’s what happens if you are allergic to penicillin. Your immune system thinks it’s an invader and wants to get rid of it.

Doctors try to match the right antibiotic to the right sickness. That job is tougher if you have a penicillin allergy. You may want to get tested if you notice problems.

Penicillin Allergy Symptoms

You could notice some of these signs of an allergic reaction within an hour of taking penicillin:

Coughing , wheezing, and shortness of breath

Hives (red bumps on your skin that might be itchy)

Itchiness on other parts of your body

Swelling of your skin, often around your face

Tightness in your throat

Anaphylaxis

In rare cases, you might have a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Call 911 if you or someone you are with has these symptoms after taking penicillin:

Feeling dizzy or light-headed, or passing out

Throat or tongue swells up

Tightness in the chest

Throwing up, or feeling like you might

Delayed reaction

Though it’s not common, some allergic reactions can happen days or weeks later. These include:

Feeling like you’re about to throw up

Heartbeat seems “off.”

A penicillin allergy can bring on these illnesses:

Serum sickness. You have fever, rash, joint pain, swelling and nausea.

Drug-induced anemia. You have fewer red blood cells than normal. This causes a feeling of tiredness, heartbeats that are too fast or too slow, shortness of breath, and other symptoms.

DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptons). With DRESS, your whole body is affected and you get high white blood cell counts, along with general swelling and swollen lymph nodes. An old hepatitis infection may come back.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (or toxic epidermal necrolysis). This is a serious skin reaction which causes a painful rash, blistering and shedding. It usually starts with flu-like symptoms and skin healing starts after several days.

Nephritis (inflamed kidneys). You may have fever, blood in your urine, swelling all over your body, confusion, and other symptoms.

Penicillin Allergy Causes and Risk Factors

Anyone could be allergic to this type of antibiotic, but you might be more likely to if you have:

Epstein-Barr, a type of herpes virus

Family members who can’t take penicillin

If you’ve had to take penicillin often, for a long time or in high doses, you may also be more likely to have a bad reaction.

Penicillin Allergy Test

Make an appointment to see your doctor, who will examine you and answer questions about what symptoms you’ve had and how long they lasted.

You may also get a skin test or a challenge test.

First, your doctor will use a tiny needle to prick your forearm and give you a weak dose of penicillin. The needle will barely break your skin. If you have an allergy, you’ll get an itchy red bump, which looks like a mosquito bite, in about 15 minutes.

If you don’t get a bump, they will give you a dose of penicillin under the skin of your forearm. Again, if you get a bump within 15 minutes, you are allergic to penicillin.

If you still don’t get a bump, it’s likely you’re not allergic.

Just to be sure, your doctor might give you a regular dose of penicillin by mouth. You’ll stay in the office for about an hour. If you don’t have any symptoms to this dose, your doctor will let you know if you are in the clear.

For the challenge test, they will start you with a small dose. If you don’t have a reaction after 30-60 minutes, you’ll take a higher dose. You will work your way higher every 30-60 minutes until you take a full dose. It usually takes 4-5 doses.

If you don’t have symptoms after the full dose, you don’t have the allergy.

Penicillin Allergy Treatment

If you have taken penicillin without realizing you have an allergy, stop taking it and call your doctor.

They may prescribe a medicine called an antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine, to help with your symptoms. For more serious problems such as swelling, they might give you a medicine called a corticosteroid.

If you have anaphylaxis, they’ll give you a drug called epinephrine right away. You’ll spend some time in the hospital until your blood pressure and breathing are better.

Penicillin Alternatives

When you can’t take penicillin, you normally avoid it. Your doctor will try to find another kind of antibiotic.

If you really need penicillin, you may get a treatment called desensitization. You usually would get this only if you didn’t react with anaphylaxis previously.

In desensitization, your doctor will start you with a small dose of penicillin. If you don’t show allergy symptoms in 15-30 minutes, then you get a higher dose.

You get higher doses over a few hours or days. If you don’t have symptoms, then you can keep taking penicillin.

Penicillin Allergy Complications

As with other medications you may have side effects that aren’t a sign of a penicillin allergy, like nausea, diarrhea, headache, or vaginal itching.

The most serious complication to look out for is anaphylaxis. This rare, life-threatening reaction causes your body systems to shut down. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that needs immediate care. Call 911 if you or anyone you know has symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Sources

UpToDate: “Patient information: Allergy to penicillin and related antibiotics (Beyond the Basics).”

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Drug Allergy.”

Mayo Clinic: “Penicillin Allerg,” “Steven Johnson Syndrome.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Penicillin Allergy FAQ.”

CDC: “Management of Persons Who Have a History of Penicillin Allergy.”

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Antibiotics like Penicillin begin working almost immediately within a few hours of the first dose.

For severe tooth infections, you might not feel better for three days or more. Penicillin and similar antibiotics are usually taken for 1 to 2 weeks. You are most likely to get better after antibiotic treatment.

While you may not actually “feel” the changes happening almost immediately, the drug works to fight the infection as soon as it enters your body. Some people respond quickly to their initial doses while others do not notice helpful changes until they finish the prescribed period for treatment.

However, there is no real time-frame for antibiotics to treat the infection. The prognosis depends on four factors:

Initial Diagnosis

Some dentists do not prescribe antibiotics until they show signs of systemic infection, like a fever. Instead, they clean out infected material within the root canal or do the tooth extraction to stop the infection.

The severity of the Infection

For severe infections, you may have to wait for at least a week to feel better. Here are signs of a severe tooth infection that require antibiotics or an urgent trip to the emergency room:

    facial swelling fever sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages sensitivity to pressure a severe toothache swollen lymph nodes (jaw/neck area)

Immune System

Your body’s immune system plays a major role in your recovery process.

When your immune system is weak, you are susceptible to all types of infections. On the other hand, a healthy immune system can greatly improve your body’s ability to fight tooth infections and reduce its risks.

Before bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms, your immune system would destroy them. Even if symptoms still occur, your body can cope and fight off the infection. When harmful bacteria enter your root canal and multiply, your immune system helps defend your body against these bacteria and speeds up the healing process. However, if the bacteria are strong and excessive, your body may need reinforcement-in the form of antibacterial drugs, also known as antibiotics.

Compliance to treatment: Follow the treatment regimen, take your antibiotics on time and within the prescribed period and follow the dentists’ advice on your oral health. You may get even sicker when you don’t follow the advice of your dentist.

What is Penicillin?

Penicillins refer to a group of antibacterial drugs used to treat infections such as:

    endocarditis pneumonia arthritis neurosyphilis actinomycosis other types of infections

Penicillins are antibiotics commonly used to help treat tooth infections. They destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria in your oral cavity. It is also a drug of choice to treat infections of people in the ER who have alcohol in their system. Unlike other antibiotics, penicillins do not have severe reactions with alcohol.

However, many people are allergic to this drug. It is advisable to inform your dentist about your allergies to make sure that you will receive the right antibiotics for your tooth infections.

Author: Peter Mayhew

Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.