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Is Ibuprofen Good For A Tooth Ache
My husband 39yr old has been suffering from a bad tooth ache. What can be good to is off the pain until he can go to the dentist? Has been taking motrin
That's about it...: Motrin/ibuprofen (assuming he's medically able to take it) is typically the best thing until he can get to a dentist. Sometimes a combination of Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) works well too as well as cold compresses. Ultimately though, a dentist is going to have to do something definitive to resolve the issue in a more permanent manner...But you already knew that. Good luck! ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
My boyfriend has itchy bumps on his hips, thighs and genital area. He takes 2 benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 4 Advil and b&e powder for his tooth ache. Allergic reaction maybe?
An allergy to advil (ibuprofen) can cause hives. If hives have another underlying cause then advil (ibuprofen) may exacerbate the underlying hive problem. Other possible causes of hives:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs (like advil (ibuprofen)) and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause. ...Read more
I feel like ponstan don't work for my tooth ache even after 3rd dose...very pain can I take ibuprofen just after 2 hour I take ponstan?
I took ibuprofen because of tooth ache earlier, I have a cold and have Dayquil, is it alright to take both.
Possibly: Mixing medications may be ok but may cause interactions. When deciding, you must take into account all medication being ingested. Please consult with your MD or DDS prior to taking multiple medications even if they are OTC. Good Luck - ...Read more
I took Advil (ibuprofen) and sinus 2 hrs ago for my cold, and I have a tooth ache, is it ok to take a vicodin?
Depends: If you've seen a dentist and you were prescribed vicodin for your toothache, no problem. In fact, alternating it with advil (ibuprofen) may increase comfort. If you have some left over from another issue, best to see a dentist first to assess your situation. Vicodin may mask your symptoms making diagnosis more challenging. In no circumstance combine vicodin and any other Acetaminophen (tylenol) meds. ...Read more
Hi, I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 6 months ago. No ibuprofen allowed post op. Currently having tooth ache. Ibuprofen ok once, or no?
Tooth ache: In general, a single dosage or two of anti-inflammatory should be safe post-operative six months vertical sleeve gastrectomy for you tooth pain. Make sure that you do not have any other contraindications such as an allergic reaction in the past. It would be good to double check with your surgeon as well. ...Read more
Possibly but: That is why dentists exist. C one for remission of your pain. ...Read more
Yes,: But I would get to the dentist asap. Also rinsing with warm salt water helps control the pain and swelling. ...Read more
How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull
If the tooth is hurting you that much, then it probably has something to do with the nerve inside the tooth. The topical meds and otc pain relievers will not fix the problem.
I suggest you see a dentist as soon as you can to determine if the nerve in the tooth is still vital. The tooth may need root canal therapy. ...Read more
I seen a dentist about a really bad tooth ache, I took t3's and ibuprofen 600mg and nothing seems to work. Pain continues. What do I need?
No: These two medications are closely related so do not take both of them together. If you are experiencing severe pain please call your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. It's been 8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?
How can I get rid of a bad tooth ache? I've took ibuprofen and hydrocodone. It's not working. I go to the dentist in 3 days.
Call: The dentist and try to get in sooner. You are doing all you can. The only definitive relief is from the dentist. ...Read more
I took 800mg of ibuprofen at 7pm. It is now 1130pm and my tooth ache is back, can I take 800mg naproxen? I had 600mg ibuprofen at 12pm today as well.
I have been taking ibuprofen like candy for tooth ache and it hurts even after 1, 000 mg a couple times a day. Sometimes hurts to eat talk or swallow?
Need to see dentist: To treat the cause. This is the only solution. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more
I just took ibuprofen 800 and a naproxen 500. (Middle of the night tooth ache) should I go to the hospital?
Toothache: Usually caused by infection. Pain killers, even in large dose may not do more than take the edge off. Antibiotics may help control spread of infection. The only way to eliminate the pain is to treat the tooth, root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown. Cold compresses may help ease the pain, but what you really need to do is see a Dentist 1st thing AM. ...Read more
I've got a really bad tooth ache I can't see my dentist for a few days I've taken neurofen plus Advil (ibuprofen) panadol nothing will stop the pain my ear also?
Ibuprofen better: Feldene (piroxicam) is a rx drug that is typically used for the following: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Dentists typically recommend taking an otc med such as Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen sodium (aleve). Nsaids are recommended for both their analgesic & anti-inflammatory properties. Obviously, if you are allergic or have sensitivity to this family of drugs, consult w/ doctor. ...Read more
Hi doc, good morning, I have a tooth ache, it has a hole in it. It is swelling in my gums. Just yesterday, also my cheeks got swollen too. How can I treat this doc?
Dentist is the best: There is no natural remedy to treat a toothache. If you have toothache, it is best to visit a dentist ASAP before the problem worsens and you might lose your tooth or have an serious health problem. ...Read more
Good day how can I get ride of a tooth ache that gives headache as well. It feel like my head want to explode....Any help will be appreciated?
Call dentist: There is not much you can do at this stage... Appears you have a serious problem with one or more of your teeth. Otc pain meds may provide slight or temporary relief. Make a call for an emergency appointment and feel better soon. The longer you wait the worse it will get. ...Read more
Wrong Rx: Analgesics mask symptoms, don't cure problem. Toothache usually means infection which requires rx asap or will worsen and spread. You would need to take 8 81mg "baby" Aspirin every 4 hours with lots of liquids just to take the edge off. For a cure, see a dentist now. ...Read more
Would taking BC powder 845mg often prevent your cycle? I switched from Advil to relieve headaches & tooth pain and this month I never had my cycle.
BC Powder: BC Powder is aspirin & caffein, and should not alter your cycle. An infection can, however, and toothache often means a tooth abscess, a serious infection. Pain killers can"t cure an abscess. 2 suggestions. 1) Call Dentist IMMEDIATLY before infection spreads even further, and 2) Call your OBGyn and report your missed period. ...Read more
I'm having extreme tooth pain. I took 2 Motrin at 5pm and 1 Percocet at 8:30 pm. Still in pain. Can I take 2 Motrin now?
Yes, however: Yes, however with that much pain, you should address the problem rather than just the symptoms. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more