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I have a tooth abscess and I'm on penicillin vk and taking OTC pain meds. Today I started itching all over. Could this be due to the penicillin vk?

I have a tooth abscess and I'm on penicillin vk and taking OTC pain meds. Today I started itching all over. Could this be due to the penicillin vk?

Stop taking pen VK: And get emergency help immediately if you get swelling around the face or breathing difficulties. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries (decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


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Can severe constipation cause itching all over?

Can severe constipation cause itching all over?

Possible dehydration: Constipation can be caused by dehydration, which can also cause dry skin and therefore itching. Persistent itching can be caused independent of constipation by dry skin, allergy, systemic (full body) illness, thyroid dysfunction for example. Constipation can be caused independent of itching from immobility, low fiber diet, stress, inflammatory bowel disorder, psychiatric disorder and others. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine cause itching all over the body?

Does mirtazapine cause itching all over the body?

Occasionally: Interestingly, Mirtazapine is sometimes given to treat itching, but itching is also a possible (though uncommon) side effect. Occasionally this could be a sign of a serious allergic reaction. The only way to see if the itching is caused by it would be to stop it and restart it if the itching goes away, but I advise you discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Help! Can anemia cause itching all over the body?

Help! Can anemia cause itching all over the body?

Unlikely: The symptoms of anemia are fatigue, pale skin, fast or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, cold hands and feet and headache. Itching is more likely to be related to dry skin, allergies or internal problems such as liver or kidney failure (uremia). ...Read more

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Can ovulating cause itching all over?

Can ovulating cause itching all over?

I doubt it: In over 20 years I've never heard this, and I can't come up with a good reason it would happen. Better look for another reason. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause itching all over the body?

Can anxiety cause itching all over the body?

Yes: Anxiety and stress are possible causes of itching in the absence of dry skin. See your doctor to rule out other potential causes such as liver problems. Use stress management techniques and consider cognitive-behavioral techniques to control anxiety. Often, professional treatment by a psychologist or psychiatrist can help if your primary care doctor is not able to provide relief. ...Read more

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Why do I feel itchy all over when I'm sleepy or hungry? Could being anxious cause itching all over body? Thank you very much

Why do I feel itchy all over when I'm sleepy or hungry? Could being anxious cause itching all over body? Thank you very much

Anxiety: Can cause multiple strange unrelated symptoms, itching when hungry or sleepy might be related, both induce parasympathetic / sympathetic stimulation to a certain degree, with the resultant symptom mix, complex physiology and pathophysiology (mechanism of disease). At any rate, you may want to check your thyroid gland status and your blood sugar, just to make sure your metabolic status is fine ...Read more

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Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

Yes, sometimes: A common reaction (non-allergic) to hot spicy peppers is flushing and sweating. However, itching is a common symptom of true allergic reaction. Theoretically any food can trigger a food allergy and even pepper allergy has been reported. If a person has itching to hot peppers, stop eating them and see an allergist. An allergist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat unusual food allergy. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis C during pregnancy cause itching all over the body?

HCV causes Itching: Pruritus (itching) is a symptom of hcv infection irrespective of the pregnancy state of the patient. If you are pregnant, have hcv infection and are currently experiencing pruritus, I strongly suggest you seek immediate medical attention as it might signify an exacerbation of your hcv condition with elevated negative medical consequences to you and the fetus. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and don't wait. ...Read more

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I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Not directly...: If your tooth is painful, it can cause stress that can manifest in neck pain, especially if you are sitting or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

If you are developing neck swelling related to your tooth, please see an oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Possibley: Under rare circumstances, an abscess in one part of the body can spread to another part. The spinal damage would have to be related to infection in the spine from the same bacteria that caused the dental abscess. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause vision loss?

Can abscessed tooth cause vision loss?

Yes: In my clinical practice, I have seen a patient that had a tooth abscess and developed inflammation in both eyes that affected his vision. It only resolved after the tooth was fixed. If you notice any changes in the vision, you should see your eyecare provider. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Can abscessed tooth cause facial cellulitis?

Yes: If the abscess is not treated properly, the infection can spread causing facial cellulitis, potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Will an abscessed tooth cause spots in your vision?

Doubtful: Very doubtful as no direct connection unless abscess breaks into the sinus cavities. Abscessed teeth require medical-dental care which you should seek out asap. ...Read more

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Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .

Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .

Sure it can: An abscessed tooth is really an infection deep inside the bone, external to the tooth. Often times these are also draining under the gums and can cause swellings and significant pain in a wider area than just the tooth that is involved. As a general rule, don't assume it is only one problem. Get seen for it as soon as you can and have all the adjacent areas checked, too. ...Read more

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Can untreated abscessed tooth cause tongue lesions and pain?

Pain yes: Tongue lesions, no.
However swelling below the tongue can occur. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause postauricular lymph node to enlarge? Node is smaller than a pea, does not hurt? Should this be checked immediately?

Can an abscessed tooth cause postauricular lymph node to enlarge? Node is smaller than a pea, does not hurt? Should this be checked immediately?

Not something urgent: This can wait until your infection improves. I like to give a couple (2-4) weeks at least if an lymph node is enlarged after an infection. If the node itself is getting large, the skin around it is red, and more painful, then, yes, this is something to see the doctor for right away. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home.
In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars.
Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there.
The resources are there. You just have to go...
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

Count time?: There is no precise time for an abscessed tooth to infect your brain. It may never happen or it may happen quickly. The point is you need to get it treated as soon as possible to avoid any bad consequences. The longer you wait, the larger the damage it will cause locally and remotely. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that I think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am I imagining things? I have an appo

Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that I think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am I imagining things? I have an appo

Signal: Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong. An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue. ...Read more

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Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and I'm wondering if this

Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and I'm wondering if this

If: If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth.
Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read more

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How can I help treat an abscessed tooth?

Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may need to give you antibiotics or pull your tooth. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone. This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more