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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 more
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 more
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 more
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
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
I have developed severe mouth sores after thyroid surgery was treated for thrush but it didn't work. Saw 3 drs yesterday nobody knows what it is?
Orajel doesn't help with my toothaches! pain meds don't work either! during the middle of the night or weekend, where should I go for tooth pain?
Warning: Pain is certainly unpleasant but it serves an important function: warning you of a problem. If you suppress the pain without addressing the underlying issue, it only get more complicated and potentially expensive. Get an exam! ...Read more
First Cause: It all depends on what is the cause of the mouth sores. This has to be diagnosed before this answer can be valid. ...Read more
Not commonly: Euflexxa, sodium hyaluronate, is commonly used as injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. It does not commonly cause mouth sores as a side effect. I would as your prescribing doctor if you have concerns or suspect you are developing sores with administration of the drug. It is possible to have an allergic reaction although it more commonly presents as an anaphylaxis as opposed to just sores. ...Read more
Food reactions: Mouth sores are often related to subtle food reactions. Try to eliminate the most problematic foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy...) all together or one at a time for 3-4 weeks and see if you see a change. Igg food tests can also help. Some people may also have nutritional deficincies like zinc (which can be tested) or may have an excess burden of toxins leading to immune imbalance. ...Read more
NO: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (ras) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade.Not related to adipex. ...Read more
Tincture of time...: There's a saying about canker sores: they heal in 7 days if treated, and one week if you don't. The primary focus is pain management. Over the counter topical anesthetic products, available over the counter at your local pharmacy, will help. Frequent or particularly severe bouts of oral ulceration should be formally assessed by your dentist to rule out more serious conditions. ...Read more
There are several different types of mouth sores. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and cold sores are the most common. Some are due to a viral infection, some from irritation or trauma.
Other sores may be due to chronic gum disease, systemic infections, smoking/chewing tobacco, oral cancer.
If you have a sore that has not healed within 10 days, have it checked asap by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
With Benzocaine will "numb" the area and protect it too. Apply with a clean finger or q-tip.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you get canker sores frequently, try using a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) such as fluoridex without sls.
See your dentist too . As they can use a laser to speed up healing. ...Read more
Depends on the sore.: There are several different treatment possibilities, depending on the type of sore. It is best to have this examined by your dentist and have them determine what would be best for you. ...Read more
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. . Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...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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