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A 45-year-old member asked:

why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not Sure..: Could be so many different things. Please see a local oral surgeon for a consultation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Because: they're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Infection: Most commonly in your age group - infection or decay. See an oral surgeon for assessment and recommendation.

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How does one treat menstrual pain?

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Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa.
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What can I do to treat the ball of my foot if it is swollen and throbbing with pain?

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See a Podiatrist: It may be a stress fracture or other serious condition which needs treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What might a patch of painful red skin be due to?

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