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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Switch to an NSAID: Aspirin isn't very helpful with toothaches. Plus, it has a narrow range of safety, so don't take more than it says on the bottle. It seems that the be ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Advil,Tylenol (acetaminophen): Maximum pain relief from combination of 600 mg ibuprofen and acetaminophen of 500-650 mg. Keep head elevated (sleep in a recliner or use an extra pil ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Typically we tell patients to avoid taking both aspirin and ibuprofen together as they have similar mechanisms of action and can cause adverse effects ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Asprin or ibuprofen: Any nsaid, non steroidal anti inflammatory will do. If the pain is no better in 3-5 days please return to your dentist for further evaluation. Rarel ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Aspirin can be used for jaw pain short term. You should see a dentist to find out where the pain is coming from and have it treated. If you have a bad ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Excedrin: It can be used for all types of pain.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Grogan
24 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). And can be used to treat pain. It may work well for dental pain but be aware of potential side ef ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other otc meds will help, but you should see your dentist because a toothache is a symptom of a deeper problem. Make sure ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idelle Brand
39 years experience Dentistry
No.: The high amount of alcohol will burn the gum and give you a tingly pain so that you won't notice the toothache so much. Better to use salt water rinse ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
47 years experience Dentistry
No: 81 mg is not strong enough to eliminate the pain from a toothache. Regular or extra strength Aspirin may be needed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes but it probably will not help.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Pain Management
Headache: Actually both together....Paracetam works on da brain and asa works on inflammation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Not really: Aspirin is a form of blood thinner. It might help give pain relief, but, can make hemorrhoids more likel ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Ear ache usually is due to any of the following injury, infections, wax impaction and congestion. May be a drunkperson may not feel the pain while d ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: Aspirin should not negatively affect an erection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wilkoff
38 years experience Dentistry
Not really: Probably not the best antibiotic for a dental infection. If you are not allergic to penicillin type medicines, Amoxicillin would be the preferred anti ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Solve the problem: Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Trammadol is an effective pain reliever for mild to moderate pain.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2010 recommendation:: Yes if... Low-dose Aspirin therapy (75 mg/day to 162 mg/day) should be taken by diabetic men older than 50 and diabetic women older than 60 who are a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fady Wadie
8 years experience Dentistry
Seek treatment: A toothache shouldn't be ignored. A dentist should check your mouth and recommend a treatment. As a temporary palliative for pain, advil or aleve (nap ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Amoxicillin good...: Amoxicillin is good unless you have an allergy. Then something like Clindamycin is given. With dental infections it is be st to treat with the ligh ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Either: Different pain medications work differently for different patients.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Otc for headache: You can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Aleve in appropriate dosage.

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