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I got cut on my finger by a fish hook when I was fishing. I

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I got cut on my finger by a fish hook when I was fishing. I went to the doctor and I received a tetanus shot and flucloxacillin antibiotics. However, I remember that I put my mouth on the cut to try to stem the bleeding and so both my saliva and possibly my teeth came into contact with the cut. I am wondering in Flucloxacillin will suffice
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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yes, the flucloxacillin will go through your whole body through the blood system

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and fight infection all over.

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make sure to eat yogurt everyday to help replenish the good bacteria in your bowels that antibiotic therapy can kill off to help prevent diarrhea.

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how many days have you been on the flucloxacillin so far?

JACUSTOMER-zoiht4pu- : Today is my second day, the cut seems to be getting deeper though
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don't keep opening the cut.

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you should be keeping it covered with neosporin antibiotic cream

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and a band-aid over it.

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allow your body to heal the cut.

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your body will heal it in time.

JACUSTOMER-zoiht4pu- : Phew, ok Doc. Thank you for your help.
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