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Can Abscessed Tooth Cause Itching All Over
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Been taking garlic for the infection (working slow), but have been sick 3 times since jan. What other problems can be caused by this infection?
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