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Medications For Swollen Gums
Depends on cause: Swollen gums from viral infections usually don't have a curative medication, but just meds for pain, such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or anesthetics like baby teething gel. Swollen gums from bacterial dental disease may benefit from antibiotics similar to penicillin. The dentist or primary care doctor can evaluate to see what medicine is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a medication that i can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?
Yes: Your doctor should be able to offer a pill to relax you and make the injections easier. You can't be made unconscious, but it should calm you enough that the minute or so it takes to numb your toe will be no big deal. They can also use cold spray on the skin so you hardly feel the actual needle stick, just a little stinging from the medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have an a an wisdom tooth giving me trouble there is no pain but my face is swollen is there. Anything I can get otc w/ out a script for infection?
I have a allergy to almost all meds for abscessed teeth my cheek bone is swollen is there anything i can try to take the infection away naturally?
See Oral Surgeon: Infections of the teeth & jaws can be very serious. There are no valves in the veins of the head & neck so infections can spread backwards through the veins to vital structures including the brain. Serious complications can include stroke & death. See an oral surgeon to see if incision & drainage can control the swelling & infection as a first step. They can do cultures & find drugs to treat it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I am unaware of any scientifically validated direct connection between an individual with boils and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Keeping one's immune system strong and in optimal condition can help the body prevent and fight infections and vitamin, mineral, and nutritional supplements usually take that angle in promoting. Consultation with a dermatologist would likely be much more helpful. ...Read more
No: You need to see a dentist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infection: Depends where the infection is located.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there preventive measures i can take for a sore throat? Is there something i can do to prevent getting a sore throat so often?
Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more
I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression..) Is there a medication to counter these side effects?
Warn your provider: Before the procedure, fully advise your team of your bad reaction - they can be prepared to help you minimize or counteract it better than anyone one else. Since those are fairly common reactions, they may be familiar w/ the issue. Also, this sounds like a short-term exposure and there may be few or weaker reactions. Be optimistic - I hope the procedure is successful and reaction mild. ...Read more
Can you tell me for the pain and a prescription for ED a hist and levofloxacin 500 mg, is it just the infection?
Developed a canker sore inside my lower gums, is it unusual for it to still be here for over three weeks? What can help heal?
I am preggy and is suffering from chronic toothache. Is it safe for tooth extraction? If not, what medicine can I take to lessen the pain?
My ob told me to take salinase for my itchy throat and cough but for me it is not quite effective, is there any ways to prevent for itchy throat and cough?
I have a dental abscess under a crown and it is extremely pain. What can I take to help ease the pain?
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess or gum abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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