A 46-year-old male asked:
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severe ear/tooth/lymph pain before 5/29 root canal. ear/tooth pain less since, but not gone, and neck lymph node still very sore. started amoxicillin 5/30. dr. prescribed medrol pak 6/1. is taking a steroid ok when i'm fighting such a bad infection?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, OK: the steroid is given to reduce inflammation and at this dose wouldn't compromise your immunity, best wishes
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
I am making this comment about a week post-root canal. If pain is still not abating, evaluation by an Endodontists is in order.
Jun 4, 2018
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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Agree
Jun 5, 2018

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