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Home Remedy For Abscess In The Mouth
I plucked my butt hair a few days ago and I think it may have gone infected(anal abscess?). Should I get myself checked or will home remedy work?
Perianal abscess: It is not uncommon that by plucking a hair in the perianal area that an abscess can develop. The area is constantly contaminated and at risk for infection. Should that happen, warm sitz baths 2-3x/day help bring vascular supply to the area needed for healing. If the site doesn't resolve, then antibiotics may be needed. Rare for surgical intervention. ...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
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. 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
What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What
Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as Acyclovir can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more
Applying licorice root is proven to relieve pain and help canker sores to heal more quickly. There are lozenges made of licorice available.
Other common home remedies include apple cider vinegar and baking soda. For reports on many home remedies from those who have tried them see http://www.earthclinic.com/mobile/cures/canker_sores.html ...Read more
Can you suggest me some home remedy for TMJ? Because my jaw is in little pain and I can't open my mouth widley. Please help me. Thankyou
Treating Herpes: Treating herpes has become routine and simple in american medicine. There are three common oral herpes medications that are generally very effective. I often use the generics as a first line approach. Your family physician can get this prescribed for you for acute outbreaks or for suppression of outbreaks if these happen frequently. ...Read more
Relaxation: Often, teeth grinding is a subconscious release of daily tension/stress. If you can reduce your stress and especially before bedtime (like: do not watch tv news before going to sleep). Try to either watch a comedy on tv or read something light (not work related) and see if this helps. Some are helped by exercise or yoga. ...Read more
How you treat Red bumps or pimples in the mouth. I had one under the tongue for over a week now. What causes those. Any home remedy. Thanks in advance?
See oral surgeon: Head to say without examination. See an oral surgeon for exam/treatment. ...Read more
Home remedy: Try warm salt water rinses, or antiseptic rinses like chlorhexedien rinses OTC, it might work for the sublingual gland but if the inside of the cheek ones might get parotid gland infected,if that persists see a doctor or a dentist for treatment. ...Read more
Find cause: I suggest you find the cause. If it's a habit that's less troubling than if it's a physical cause like a breathing difficulty. ...Read more
I have white little stones coming out of my tonsils, and tonsils seem swollen? Is there a home remedy
The telephone: Any pain numbing product, whether prescription, OTC, or "home" remedy, will only mask symptoms as the cause of the pain becomes more widespread. The best remedy is pick up the telephone, call your Dentist, and make an appointment to treat (eliminate) the cause of the pain. If it's an abscess pain meds will not stop the spread of the infection through your body. CALL NOW! ...Read more
Tongue bite: Impossible to answer without complete history/exam. A bite can lead to problems like infection. You should see a doctor/dentist. Before you go you may try oralgel for pain. A tea bag and pressure may stop the bleeding. But get to a clinican to be safe. ...Read more
Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). ...Read more
Not really: Baking soda (not powder) is abrasive and will remove surface stains, but not actually whiten your teeth very much. Excess use can wear away the enamel making your teeth weaker. Consider using products specifically designed to whiten teeth. OTC gels may work for you, but nothing beats professionally dispensed and applied products. ...Read more
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more
Many: Most toothpaste for whitening do not cause sensitivity. Some patients, however, already have sensitive teeth. The most common otc whitening product is crest white strips. This seems to work but not great and often causes sensitivity. In our office, the professional products we use are based on the patients level of sensitivity and we also have desensitizers for use beforehand if needed. ...Read more
Over the counter: Many over the counter whitening products work well for young people. The dentist ca. Also, make custom trays for home whitening and the strength of the whitening gel would be stronger. ...Read more
I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?
Help for bump: Using a warm compress for 15-20 min several times a day might help it come to a head. You can take an anti inflammatory such as Motrin OTC as well which may help alleviate some pain/swelling. If it gets worse, see a doctor since you may need antibiotic or for it to be drained. Good luck! ...Read more
If I have head lice is there any way I could get rid of them with any kind home remedy could you give me some home remedy advise
Possibly: Some have a variable response with a stout vinegar preparation (apple cider or pickling vinegar) applied to dry hair as a thorough wash & soak followed by combing out the nits with a fine comb. Several daily applications are often necessary. If this is not successful you can use the otc lice products. ...Read more
I sometimes notice white patch on my teeth. Few of my teeth looks semitransparent too sumtym. Why? Suggest any home remedy to whiten my teeth.
Plaque: White patches on teeth could be plaque if removable some teeth get white patches when then form and depending on how deep they go they might not be bleachable. Home whitening does not work well you need dental bleaching systems which work great. You can try brushing with baking soda to remove stains. ...Read more
I get ulcers under my tongue about once a month. No home remedy or OTC med helps, goes away after a week but so painful. What can I do to treat it?
Dentist just told that I had bumps on my lula. Is there a home remedy to use. I have had a cold that felt like I would hear myself in my head. Have a?
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