What does penicillin treat?

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Penicillin is the standard antibiotic treatment prescribed by doctors for bacterial infections in wounds, from sexually transmitted diseases, and diseases spread by animals and insects. Consider this information from drugs.com and the Mayo Clinic about the uses of penicillin.

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Chlamydia

If you are diagnosed with chlamydia while pregnant, your doctor may prescribe penicillin to prevent your baby from becoming infected as well.

Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori may require you to be treated with penicillin to prevent further complications.

Abscesses

An abscess in your tooth may be treated with penicillin to prevent further damage to your jaw and teeth roots.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infection you may get from coming into contact with infected animals, and treatment with penicillin can prevent complications such as Weil's disease.

Lyme Disease

If you get Lyme disease, which is an infection spread by ticks, your doctor may treat you with penicillin to prevent you from developing severe neurological complications.

Typhoid Fever

Infections with typhoid fever may cause you to develop serious gastrointestinal damage and can cause death, which can be prevented by taking penicillin.

Gangrene

If you have a wound that gets infected with Clostridia bacteria (gangrene), treatment with penicillin can prevent further spread of the infection.

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