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How much time does it take for penicillin to start relieving toothache pain?

How much time does it take for penicillin to start relieving toothache pain?

Penicillin is good: If you have a dental abscess or swollen infected tissue. It will take a day or so to work it may stop the pain for a day or up to a week, but unless you get a dental treatment the problem will keep reoccurring, sometimes each time worst than the first. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own and dental treatment is a must. ...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


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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?

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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Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Yes...but: If you have a severe toothache, any antibiotic will help...Provided you are getting a strong enough dosage. But this will only limit the time the tooth may bother you. You need to get the toothe fixed (root canal, filling or?) or get the tooth removed. If you don't and that infection returns. It will come back with greater pain and more bone destruction is quite possible. ...Read more

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Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more

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Why did my chin & cheek become swollen & in pain 2 days after I started taking penicillin & loratab for a toothache? How long will it last?

Why did my chin & cheek become swollen & in pain 2 days after I started taking penicillin & loratab for a toothache? How long will it last?

Progressing infectio: Sounds like a possible tooth infection. These progress rapidly and often oral antibiotics cannot work quickly enough to reverse its course. Go see and endodontist or skilled general dentist and have the causing tooth treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Typically: Typically it is recommended that you take antibiotics after eating. Taking the medication on an empty stomach is an invitation to an upset stomach especially if it mixes with the acid in your stomach. Try eating something a half hour prior to taking the medication. If this continues discuss it with your dentist to see if they can change to another antibiotic.

Are you taking pain medications at the same time? If so that is an additional reason that you are experiencing GI upset.

One additional note, this is probably not an allergy as is typically thought by patients. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for a non-penicillin antibiotic for a toothache until I can see a dentist. I'm also seeking a prescription for Belviq (lorcaserin).

I need a prescription for a non-penicillin antibiotic for a toothache until I can see a dentist. I'm also seeking a prescription for Belviq (lorcaserin).

Misguided: Pills do not cure everything, and more often than not are not the best way to to resolve issues long term. Consider seeing a dentist for your dental problem and if the Belviq (lorcaserin) is for weight loss, more exercise and less calories along with seeing a physician if other related issues. Antibiotics for most toothaches are worthless. Set up some appointments asap. ...Read more

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Severe toothache/toothpain. Went to er. The pain goes in my ear a lil. They said there's decay as well was given penicillin. Still in bad pain?

Severe toothache/toothpain. Went to er. The pain goes in my ear a lil. They said there's decay as well was given penicillin. Still in bad pain?

Contact DDS: If you are going to a hospital, go do a hospital with a dental residency program. Otherwise, you will just be given medication and the need to find a dentist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Headache, Fatigue, and Swollen face. Need penicillin not amoxicillin. Medicare and disa?

I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Headache, Fatigue, and Swollen face. Need penicillin not amoxicillin. Medicare and disa?

Meds: Amoxicillin is penicillin. Antibiotics will NOT cure infected tooth, only slow spread and severity of infection. Probably need extraction or root canal treatment. You need to see your Dentist before meds run out. ...Read more

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Dentist appt next week/ severe tooth pain/ on penicillin and tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for 2 days/ now swelling worse and pain unbearable. Should he go back to ER?

Yes.: If the pain is getting unbearable and swelling is increasing then you need to be attended to ASAP. Would be better if the tooth were attended to by a dentist so that the source of the infection can be treated and the problem mitigated. Please take action. ...Read more

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Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water?

Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water?

Great expectations: Antibiotics will not cure an abscess, just control the infection until it can actually be physically treated (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown). Facial swelling means infection is already swelling. If you are taking penicillin 4x/day it may take 48-72 hours for swelling to begin to go down. Do NOT stop taking PCN prematurely. Unless you see Dentist infection will return. Go now. ...Read more

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Took 2 penicillin vk for tooth pain n face swelling but today face is more swollen in panic should it go down already with 2 pills afraid eye swell?

Took 2 penicillin vk for tooth pain n face swelling but today face is more swollen in panic should it go down already with 2 pills afraid eye swell?

Worry: Swelling means infection is spreading. A full course of antibiotics, taken at appropriate intervals for a full 5 days, will help reduce chance of infection spread. To cure the infection mandates removal of infected tooth material (root canal or extraction). Please don't self medicate...see a Dentist yesterday rather than tomorrow. ...Read more

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How long does it take for penecillin to start working for a toothache?

How long does it take for penecillin to start working for a toothache?

Infection?: If you have an infection, then the penicillin will start working within the first 24 hours. If you do not have an infection, the penicillin will do nothing for you, since it is an antibiotic and not a pain med. See a dentist to be treated. ...Read more

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What happens if I take penicilin and naproxen together? I have a toothache and I was perscribed naproxen and penicilin, now my jaw is swelled up

What happens if I take penicilin and naproxen together? I have a toothache and I was perscribed naproxen and penicilin, now my jaw is swelled up

Ask for Referral: Naproxien and penicillin don't have any adverse reactions when taken together. It is more likely that the swelling in your jaw is due to a tooth abscess. Often, general dentists will prescribe antibioticsw whenever there is a necrosis or abscess of the pulp of a tooth as an immediate solution to an emergency situation. However, the tooth needs to be opened, drained otherwise the situation worsens. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take tazocin?

Piperacillin/tazobac: This compound contains a penicillin derivative and if you have a documented allergy to penicillin you should never ever take this drug. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

You shouldn't: But it has nothing to do with penicillin allergy. The two drugs are totally unrelated, but mdma is a dangerous drug in kids, even more so in a 39 year old, who should of given up that kind of nonsense long ago. Many mdma pills are not pure, and may contain other related chemicals, some of which are even more dangerous than the ecstacy itself. Molly, a particular brand of mdma has caused deaths. ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin can I take keflex?

Likely, not certain: The majority of people who are told they are allergic to penicillin are not actually so (they get rashes for other reasons, e.g.). Of those that are allergic, about 70% or more will lose the allergy after about 10 years. If you are still allergic, there is about a 10% chance of cross-reaction to 1st-gen cephalosporins like keflex. An allergist can perform testing to judge your risk for a reaction. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take keflex?

I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take keflex?

Maybe: Penicillins (like amoxil) & cephalosporins (like keflex) are both beta-lactam antibiotics named because of their ringed chemical structure. Allergy to penicillins is sometimes directed against this ring, and an allergic reaction may also occur if a similar antibiotic is taken. It is estimated that about 10% of penicillin-allergic patients are also allergic to cephalosporins like keflex. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm allergic to penicillin can I take biaxin (clarithromycin)?

No worries: These medications are not related and should not be a concern for a reaction in someone who is allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

If I'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

Probably: There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime). If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the risk, but if you just developed a rash, it's fine to try the ceftin (cefuroxime). ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin, are you also allergic to amoxycillin? I remember taking the pink liquid amoxycillin as a child but could not take penicillin. Can I take amoxycillin pills?

If you are allergic to penicillin, are you also allergic to amoxycillin? I remember taking the pink liquid amoxycillin as a child but could not take penicillin. Can I take amoxycillin pills?

Skin: Skin testing to penicillin is again available via penicillin g and prepen. This testing can be useful in answering your question. I would recommend you check with your local allergist to see if they offer penicillin skin testing. ...Read more

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How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

Here are some. ..: If 1 year, give 3 weekly doses. Of course, need to be monitored with RPR / VDRL at 1, 3, 6 & 12 months after treatment. Besides, take on practicing safe sex and low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more

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Can I take penicillin for parotiditis?

Yes: That could be used, assuring it is up to date, not expired, and rx'd by a dr. Or health care provider. ...Read more

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Can you take mebeverine and penicillin togther?

Drug interactions: Mebeverine is a antispasmotic and should not have any interaction with penicillin as far as I could find. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take penicillin while on duromine?

Okay to take.: Hi, Thank you for your question.

If you are not allergic to penicillin otherwise it is safe to take a temporary dose of penicillin while on Duromine.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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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