A 30-year-old male asked:
my wife is pregnant, has a capped a broken molar abscess and now has a toothache, increasing cheek swelling x 3days, jaw and facial tenderness to touch. on keflex qd x1 switched to clinda 300mg qid x10. dentist wants to wait, ed says it's serious.
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Infection: Of course, all dental infections are serious. The infection needs to be controlled via the antibiotics. Not sure what your question is. The abscess might need to be drained. If the situation appears to be worsening, consult with an oral surgeon.
646 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infections: Although this is a tooth infection, gum infections have been correlated with pre-term delivery and low birth weight. Talk to your OB. Not the best of ideas to be on long term antibiotics (don't know how far along you are). Also discuss removal with an Oral Surgeon, who may want to consult with your OB.
643 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dentistry 54 years experience
Pregnancy Care: Without more information as to cause and exactly what treatment was done already, if any, or planned, we can't properly advise you as to best course of action. Having said that, preventing spread of infection is important to both you and unborn child. One has to way risks of all possibilities. It sounds like things are not under control and definitive action is necessary! DDS/OBGYN need to agree.
640 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
My skin partially peeled off the bottom of my feet how can I prevent pain while walking?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Multi-layer dressing: Use sterile dressing and antibiotic ointment over the exposed skin to prevent infection and promote healing. Use a second layer of dressing or gauze. In between the first and second layer apply a lubricant such as vaseline or petroleum jelly. Secure those layers with a roll gauze and tape. All of this goes under your sock and should prevent pain when walking.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?
2 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
What is a 6 week old baby take for a stuffy nose and maybe a soar throat?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 13 years experience
No meds: Medications have not been proven successful at this age and pediatricians do not recommend any over the counter cough and cold medicines for kids under 6 years. For babies of this age a nasal aspirator can help remove the thick mucus in their noses- the blue bulb syringe can do the same. Humidification may also help. Most importantly keep them hydrated- increase the frequency of breastfeeding.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dark brown discharge 1 week after period, fatigue, lower abdominal pain, and lower back pain. Can I be pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: When confronted with a women who could be pregnant we almost always suspect it.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 55-year-old male asked:
Three years ago, I was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of my big toe. The pain is so intense that I get tremors. I took benadryl (diphenhydramine). There is no swelling now. Canthere be possible nerve damage?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: It may me a reaction to the sting.
You should seek medical attention asap.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 15, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.