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How Fast Can A Tooth Infection Come Back After 10 Days Of Penicillin
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
Can you have tooth infection even if no tooth pain is present? I feel pain at times but then it goes away and won't come back for a while
Given penicillin 500mg for a tooth infection. Says take every 6 hrs for 7 days. Can I take one dose late daily? I sometimes sleep longer than 6 hours.
Yes: The easy answer is yes. If your 30 min late on a dose it's not a huge deal. Just try to stick to the 6hr time frame as close as you can. If you're getting the appropriate total dosage in each 12-hr period you should be fine. ...Read more
I have a tooth infection I'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away? So I can pull the tooth.
Consider:: Some tooth infections will never settle down without actually removing the tooth. Coordinate treatment with your dentist to "close the loop" and resolve the problem completely. ...Read more
Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?
I have a tooth infection but I'm allergic to penicillin. Is 500mg Cipro (ciprofloxacin) something I can take to help?
Penicillin testing: Even though Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is typically tolerated if pcn-allergic, sounds like HealthTap dentists don't feel it is effective on dental infections. Go see an allergist to get penicillin testing, so a dentist can prescribe you the best antibiotic. Good chance you're no longer allergic. And follow their recommendations; get it done right the first time. ...Read more
Varies: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection. ...Read more
Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week
Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.
99% of the time yes: If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling returns. If penicillin only has been relied upon for treatment, the abcess and pressure on the nerve can persist or return (the tooth must be removed or root canal done for healing though). ...Read more
I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday) will this stop spreading?
Penicillin for a tooth infection, & my obgyn prescribed me tinidazole for bv. Are they ok to take together!?
Drug interactions: I don't believe there are any contraindications to taking both together. However, it is not for me or any other doctor over the internet to determine that. Call the doctors who are prescribing the medication and responsible for your care. ...Read more
Can I take penicillin for tooth infection and at the same time drink methylprednisole for an allergic reaction to a plant?
Yes if: Both medications were prescribed by doctors. It is always best to run any questions regarding medications and treatment by the prescribing doctors who know you and your history best. As a general rule, unless you were allergic to either medication, taking other medications as well or had certain specific medical problems, I see no reason why they cannot be taken together. ...Read more
About 2 months ago I had a bad tooth infection and was taking a high dose of penicillin. Soon thereafter I had a really bad vagunal itch. I tried the 3 day Monistat and Azo for yeast infection. And 2 months later I still have a slight itch. Not as bad as
See a Provider: May still have yeast. May need to use an oral medication to get rid of it. There are other vaginal creams that are more effective than Monistat. Are you eating yogurt or taking a Probiotic? Since yeast lives in the gut, this may also be helpful. If you are still bothered, see a provider and check it out. ...Read more
Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more
I have a tooth infection causing swollen gland on one side of throat just started on penicillin when will my throat go back to normal?
No: Once you begin a course of antibiotics, always finish taking the prescription as directed, even if the infection appears to have cleared up. This reduces the chance of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When you finish your prescription, ask you doctor if you should have further treatment to prevent reinfection. ...Read more
What antibiotic is best for a tooth infection/extraction in someone who is allergic to penicillin?
Oral infection: You may be dealing with an ongoing problem with a wisdom tooth. Particularly if partially or near totally "impacted" (hopelessly trapped in bone and out of position) these teeth can be a source of significant facial and neck space infection. While Ludwigs is a rare occurrence, it seems that someone or something has prompted this concern in you. An exam and discussion with an oral surgeon is best. ...Read more
24-48 hours: Typically it takes 24-48 hours, but it would be a good idea to have a diagnosis. See your dentist or the prescribing doctor for an explanation ; remedy for the problem. ...Read more
Have had a tooth infection for a month that was diagnosed today. Only symptom was pain under chin and neck. How fast can infection spread to lungs?
Fast: Get in to have this treated immediately. You do not want to risk a mediastinal complication. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection. Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain. Is there a connection?
Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?
Infected tooth has been removed taking penacillin how long should it take for my throat to feel better? Is throat caused from tooth infection?
It is possible:
That Infection in your tooth can travel throughout your whole body and of course your throat. Along with the pain, a tooth infection might also cause sore throats and swollen lymph glands just under the jaw. It will take 7-10 days for infection to clear. Taking OTC NSAIDs and gargling warm saltwater can also help soothe discomfort and speed up the healing process.
good luck. ...Read more
I have an infection in a tooth and started penicillin yesterday morning and the swelling has gotten worse. What to do?
Some thoughts...: Did your dentist give you the prescription for penecillin or did you have some unused antibiotics in your medicine cabinet? If your dentist did, please call them immediately as an emergency. If you took old meds, then you need to call a dentist to be seen, since antibiotics do not solve dental problems, they just mask the symptoms. Feel better soon.. ...Read more
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