A 40-year-old member asked:
i have swollen gums from wisdom teeth. how can i get the swelling down besides salt water?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 23 years experience
Extraction: Pericoronitis is a condition when gum surrounding the tooth is inflamed. It occurs frequently in the area of wisdom teeth, when a partial erupting posiiton causing inflammation and trauma to the gingiva (due to plaque collected, poor oral hygiene, and traumatic occlusion in the area). Extraction would be a definitive treatment. Good brushing and antibiotic is only for temporary relief.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I have a recurrent, painful swelling at the opening of my vagina, but I don't think it is a yeast infection. What could this be?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cyst: Swelling at the opening of the vagina can be a Bartholin's gland cyst. When the duct becomes blocked, fluid accumulates. They can frequently become infected and cause an abscess with tenderness. Treatment usually involves opening the cyst to allow drainage and can be performed in the office with local anesthetic. Consult your physician for further evaluation.
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Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
After 2 years of age: Pacifiers may be soothing to infants who have a very strong sucking instinct. By two years of age this instinct should be extinguished and the pacifier may start causing deformity of the palate and teeth.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is my dizziness the result of ear infections or dental infections?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Probably not.: Many (most?) cases of dizziness in adults are not related to infection. As an ENT doctor, i often see dizzy patients that have been misdiagnosed elsewhere with ear infections (otitis media). With that said, ear infections and some sinus infections can indeed cause dizziness; dental infections should not cause dizziness. The best way to be sure is to see an ENT doctor.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What are ways to reduce eye swelling as a result of seasonal allergies?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Cool compresses: A damp washcloth over your eyes a few times a day can be very effective in relieving the swelling due to allergic rhinitis. The nasal steroid sprays, (prescription) can also help the puffiness and dark circles. It is felt that these symptoms are due to nasal congestion and the associated congestion of the blood vessels around the eyes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?
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Allergy and Immunology 28 years experience
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