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Can Orajel For Mouth Sores Work On Toothaches Also
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more
Mouth sores: The main ingredient is orajel is benzocaine, which is a mild topical anesthetic. Orajel could provide temporary relief, however, it will not cure the mouth sores. I would suggest seeing your dentist or primary health care provider to help narrow down the cause of these mouth sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get sinus pain with shooting pains in my ear, often is accompanied by mouth sores and/or tooth pain. How are mouth sores and sinusitis related?
2 separate problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a toothache, especially in the upper molars. These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Half of molar was chipped off while eating bacon. I have been suffering from toothache since july 2011. I have tried orajel, whiskey, heated towel and even tobasco. What are best toothache remedies?
Root canal / extrac: The pain your are experiencing is either coming from an inflamed nerve inside your tooth or an infection at the base of your tooth, neither of which will likely respond to any home remedies or the application of external medicine. Your best next step is to see a dentist to determine if your tooth can be saved, and then proceed with a root canal (dentist or endodontist) or extraction. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I used max strenth oragel last night for a toothache and my lower right side of my lip and chin are still numb .Will this go awa I've never had this problem with orajel im not swollen .I am taking amoxicillan for the infection i might have and ibuprofen
Orajel Not Cause: It is very unlikely that the numbness is being caused by the orajel. More likely, your numbness is being caused by the infection. You may want to see a specialist as the infection may be impinging on a nerve thereby causing you the feeling of numbness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Orajel is only a topical benzocaine, which numbs the area and helps alleviate the pain. It does not cure the cold sores. It just make the cold sores less painful and easier to deal with. Cold sore is viral, and should go away on its own in 3-5 days, as long as no bacterial superinfection. Keep the area clean. ...Read more
I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?
Diagnosed with sle lupus! what is a average work hrs a week for a lupus patient with flare up, ie high fevers and mouth sores? How much rest is needed
I was told prev blood work showed I have lupus, but now am in remission. I've had severe body aches and mouth sores again. Am i having a flare up?
Lupus: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune systemic disorder and can have quiet periods with acute intermittent flares. Mouth sores with severe body aches necessitates reevaluation for acute flare . Though mouth sores and severe body aches could be from other sources, evaluation for lupus flare could help control inflammation with early intervention to minimize symptoms improve healing if it is lupus induced. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more
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