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Can my man take flucloxacillin for he's toothache?

Can my man take flucloxacillin for he's toothache?

Infection?: Antibiotics are not painkillers, so if he's infected he needs to see a dentist for care. The antibiotics will to fix the problematic tooth. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the difference between amoxicillin and flucloxacillin and which one is better to take for vaginal infection thank you?

What is the difference between amoxicillin and flucloxacillin and which one is better to take for vaginal infection thank you?

Neither is good: For vaginal infection. You would want to treat bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole or clindamycin, chlamydia with quinolones or macrolides, and most other infections with doxycycline or macrolides. The only thing amoxicillin or flucloxacillin is indicated for in that area of the body is a lower urinary tract infection in young females. ...Read more

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Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Not Usually: The dentist who takes out your tooth will determine whether you need followup antibiotics. Levofloxacin
is not usually the best antibiotic for this purpose. If the doctor feels it's needed (s)he will write a prescription for the proper medicine. ...Read more

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Can I use amoxicillin after I have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? Amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Can I use amoxicillin after I have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? Amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics only treat the symptoms of the infection but to not actually cure your problem. Did your dentist examine you, the tooth in question, and then prescribe the medications? If so, then your concerns should be addressed to the dentist who is treating you. ...Read more

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Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?

Poss bacterial infec: You may have a paroncyhia, which can be a bacterial infection. If the prescribed treatment doesn't help within about 2 days, or if it's getting worse, then i'd recommend you call the doctor who prescribed this and let them know. They may want to prescribe if different medication and/or see you back for follow-up. ...Read more

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Very bad toothache, getting worse every day. Help! Could it be an infection?

Possibly...: But does it really matter? All that matters is that you have not yet called a dentist for an appointment. This problem will not resolve by itself. Call today and feel better tomorrow... Things will only get worse, real fast if you don't treat this soon. ...Read more

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My toothache infection has returned, can I start taking amoxicillin again?

My toothache infection has returned, can I start taking amoxicillin again?

Yes: But this does not solve the problem of what is causing the infection. See your dentist and get proper treatment to solve the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer to dull toothache after taking amox for an infection?

Ask your dentist: Your dentist should be able to recommend the proper pain killer for your specific problem, as only he or she knows your medical history, and the type of dental problems you are having. ...Read more

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How can I stop the pain of a toothache/ infection until I can afford to go to the dentist?

How can I stop the pain of a toothache/ infection until I can afford to go to the dentist?

OTC pain meds..: ... Will help, but only for so long. The longer you wait, the worse and more expensive the treatment will get. If you are infected, then the tooth will need root canal therapy and a crown if it can be saved. By waiting, the tooth will decay more, it will be extracted, and an implant/post/crown will cost more than restoring it now. See if your dentist offers a payment plan. ...Read more

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I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection?

See a dentist soon: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. OTC painkillers and antibiotics may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection... how long do it takes to start working?

I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection... how long do it takes to start working?

Self Medication: Please do not self medicate yourself. The antibiotics will not solve your problem, which is a rotten tooth. There is absolutely no substitute for proper dental care. Even if the swelling goes down with the meds, it will come back quickly and in the end you will not only suffer more, but you will still need to see a dentist. Please call for an appointment. Pills do not fix teeth or gums. ...Read more

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Woke up with toothache last week. Went away, went to two drs which took X-rays and said there was no infection. Little swollen now but no pain?

Woke up with toothache last week. Went away, went to two drs which took X-rays and said there was no infection. Little swollen now but no pain?

See Dentist: Sometimes infections do not show bone destruction when early-on in the infection-spread process. Swelling deserves to be investigated. May be infected tooth (abscess), may be split/fractured tooth. A visit to an Endodontist would be wise. ...Read more

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I'm trying to see if I take a penicillin prescription will it make my toothache worse I don't have an access yet but imy thinking its a gum infection?

Won't Help: Your toothache is caused by an infection in your tooth where the medication can't reach it.
You need to see a dentist right away or the pain will get worse. ...Read more

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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?

Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more

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Can't see dentist until couple of weeks. Had toothache coming and going for two days. No swelling or pus pockets. Could still be infection?

Scheduling: Is the 2 week delay your choice or the Dentist's. Either way, try to get in to see your Dentist ASAP. Chronic pain should be investigated and treated before it become an acute problem. Most probable causes are infection or fracture. Please try to reschedule sooner. ...Read more

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Can my sinus infection be the cause of my toothache? Is yes, why? I have a dentist appt in a few days...Should I mention the toothache if b/c sinus?

Yes: Sinuses are so intimately involved with your teeth so often soreness with biting and cold sensitivity accompany a sinus infection. Your dentist should do some vitality tests and surmise whether your pain is from sinusitis, fracture, cavity, or some other source. I hope you feel awesome soon. Toothaches are no fun. ...Read more

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I've seen a dr but was told antibioticsbwould fix it as I app. To have an innerear infection still have headache toothache, tingling face earache (4wks)?

I've seen a dr but was told antibioticsbwould fix it as I app. To have an innerear infection still have headache toothache, tingling face earache (4wks)?

Treatment Failure: When a treatment fails to produce the expected outcome one is recommended to contact the physician to see if a second plan needs to be implemented. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

It definitely can: A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related. In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection toothache still have sensitivity while on antibiotics?

Does a sinus infection toothache still have sensitivity while on antibiotics?

It can: Sinus infections can be very stubborn to resolve. Some can take months. In addition, the position of the upper back teeth can also cause a sinus infection to persist if a tooth is infected (in some cases). It is possible that your sensitivity is originating in the sinus, the tooth, or both. A thorough examination would be necessary to narrow it down. ...Read more

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One week ago I began having a toothache. I used oregel and my lip and chin stayed numb and still are. Would a infection cause this?

One week ago I began having a toothache. I used oregel and my lip and chin stayed numb and still are. Would a infection cause this?

Yes: Toothache usually means infection. Topical may temporarily numb, but not cure infection. If lip/chin numb probably means infection is spreading. You need a Dentist, now. ...Read more

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Toothache. Went to dentist. X-rays showed no infection. Toothache went away. Got a cleaning and X-rays. No infection. Little swollen now. What is it?

Toothache. Went to dentist. X-rays showed no infection. Toothache went away. Got a cleaning and X-rays. No infection. Little swollen now. What is it?

Could be: Could be traumatic occlusion, fracture, or damage to nerve of tooth. Swelling should be evaluated. Return to GP or see an Endodontist. ...Read more

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Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

No: An ear infection does not lead to a tooth ache. I agree that dental pain can refer pain to the side of the face (earache or more properly otalgia). But the two problems if they coexist are unrelated except for the referral of dental pain to the side of the face. You probably need to see both a dentist and an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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If I'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a throat infection can cause a toothache?

Is it possible that a throat infection can cause a toothache?

Extremely unlikely: Personally, I have never seen this happen. If you have a toothache, you should see your dentist as soon as possible and not take the chance of attributing this to another non-dental cause. ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well.
As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more

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I am experiencing gum swelling, toothache and bad breath. I have a tooth infection that came up this morning. I do not have dental insurance.?

I am experiencing gum swelling, toothache and bad breath. I have a tooth infection that came up this morning. I do not have dental insurance.?

Your teeth do: Not know if you have dental insurance or not! This is a sign of poor oral health/hygiene/dietary habits. See a dentist or low cost dental clinic asap. Contact the local dental society and ask for a list of resources in your area. ...Read more

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My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?

Not really: His six year old first molar are coming in
Just put some over the counter anesthetic behind his last tooth it will make him feel better. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways. The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read more

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I woke up last Saturday with a toothache in my upper left teeth. Went to two dentist which took X-rays and said there was no infection. The pain went away on Wednesday Had another set of X-rays on Friday along with a cleaning. No infection according to

I woke up last Saturday with a toothache in my upper left teeth. Went to two dentist which took X-rays and said there was no infection. The pain went away on Wednesday Had another set of X-rays on Friday along with a cleaning. No infection according to

I think you are ok: I'm not sure what your question is. You saw two different dentists who said that you are ok. You are now without pain.
If you have further concerns or questions call either one of the dentists. ...Read more

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I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

Possible: Any one of these pains can be referred from elsewhere. So you could have a tooth cavity or oral infection that is transmitting pain to the ear or you could have an ear infection that is radiating pain to the jaw or tooth ...Read more

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Painful neck lymph node. Blood results negative. No sign of being sick no infection in ear. No toothache, please help. Pain to eat too or swallow.

HEAD/NECK EXAM: Never ignore a painful neck lymph node. It should be examined by a physician and workup should include a cbc, sedimentation rate, blood chemistries and possible ct of the neck. Consider ENT evaluation for a possible biopsy if it persists. ...Read more

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Suffering sinus infection/no stuffy nose, severe toothache&pain over right cheek, ear 5 months now, I'm taking dymista 2W &amoxi clav 1w.Is it efficace?

Suffering sinus infection/no stuffy nose, severe toothache&pain over right cheek, ear 5 months now, I'm taking dymista 2W &amoxi clav 1w.Is it efficace?

See an ENT: Sinus inflammation and earache that persists for three months or longer considered as a chronic sinusitis. It is recommended that you see an ear, nose and throat specialist for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for this disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?

Yes: An infection in the sinus can have a wide effect on how you feel and cause all the symptoms listed above. I would schedule an appointment with your doctor to be evaluates. Simple nasal congestion or allergies can be the culprit as well. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more