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How Do You Get Rid Of A Really Bad Toothache
Really bad toothache: The most effective way to get rid of a really bad toothache is to see your dentist and find and treat the cause of the toothache. A cavity, cracked tooth, significant gum disease, exposed tooth root can be the source of the pain/ ache you are experiencing. Ear and sinus issues and sometimes heart problems can cause a toothache or jaw pain. Temporarily, pain medicine helps. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends....: Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs. ...Read more
See dentist: A terrible toothache is usually a sign of something very wrong with a tooth or teeth. You really need to see a dentist. Do not wait. If there is an infection in a tooth (called an abcess) this can make you very sick unless you get it taken care of. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diagnosis: Not all ear aches arise from the middle or external ears. Tmd (jaw muscle spasm) is a notorious cause of pain at the side of the face. The real question you should be asking is not how to get rid of the earache but what is causing the ear ache? See an ear specialist and then your question, hopefully, will be answered. ...Read more
Wear it out!: Seriously, since bad colds are the result of viruses, there is little to no evidence that any medication, food, or home remedy can actually stop a cold in its tracks--certainly nothing similar to the proper use of an antibiotic for streptococcal pharyngitis (a.K.A. Strep throat). Perhaps in the next generation of biomedical research a truly effective anti-viral cure for the common cold may come! ...Read more
Diagnosis: The secret to getting rid of a frustrating cough is to make the correct diagnosis as to what is causing the cough. This problem often requires seeing either an allergist or a pulmonologist. The majority of these problems are a combination of cough varient asthma, chronic post nasal drip and/or gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: Start with good oral hygiene. Antiseptic mouth washes. If it still persists, see your dentist to have your gums/teeth evaluated. If those are fine, talk to your doctors to delve deeper into your history to see if you have any gastro intestinal or lung issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute or chronic?: Chronic is either from chronic bronchitis from smoking, gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, post nasal drip, etc. Therefore the underlying condition needs to be identified and treated. Acute cough often responds to honey, dextromethorphin , hydration, narcotic based cough preparations, lozenges, and humidity. ...Read more
Call a dentist: Take OTC painkillers may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DDS and MD: Regarding the toothache, you'll have to see a dentist to determine the cause & have it treated accordingly. Regarding the headache, if you suffer from chronic headaches or simple otc medications does not relieve it, you should see a physician as headaches may be a symptom of other underlying medical issues.The two may or may not be related. Pain medication only covers up & does not fix any problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is causing them: Headaches are often from the muscles of the head and face region and too often are related to problems with the joints, muscles and bite. Put your fingers over where you get the headaches and bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into the joint, muscle, and bite (TMJ) as a possible cause. Treat the cause, not the effects. ...Read more
You can't: You really can't do anything to get rid of them. They are caused by a virus and will get better on their own with time. You can take Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain and avoid anything acidic or spicy in your diet that might make the pain worse. Sometimes topical lidocaine gel help with the pain as well, but make sure that it is out of reach of small children as this can be toxic to them. ...Read more
Sinus headache: You can try over the counter allergy medications such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra. They work well in conjunction with a sinus rinse ( www.Neilmed.Com). If you're still having headaches, then you should see your primary care provider to see if you have a sinus infection. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Call your dentist: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Heal on own or laser: Canker sores usually heal on their own after one or two weeks or two. Over-the-counter topical anesthetics and antimicrobial mouthwashes may provide temporary relief. If your dentist has a diode laser, laser treatment of the sore with a non activated tip (no touching involved) can be used to remove the pain on that visit. ...Read more
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