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Doctor insights on: Medications For Swollen Gums

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Is there a medication I can take for swollen gums?

Is there a medication I can take 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 more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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Is there a pill I can take for eczema?

Is there a pill I can take for eczema?

Yes: Claritin (loratadine) (or other anti-histamines) can help relieve the itching associated with eczema, but wont help with the eczema itself. The mainstay of eczema treatment is moisturizing lotions and avoidance of triggers. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that i can take orally that would knock me out for an ingrown toenail procedure cause im bad with shots?

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 more

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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 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?

See your dentist: Hi Megan you really should see a doctor or your dentist as infections in the mouth can make you become quite unwell. You need to see someone urgently if you have a fever. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is there a medication I can take to stop having to clear my throat?

Is there a medication I can take to stop having to clear my throat?

Maybe: You may have acid reflux which is treated with medications. This may help your symptom. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin i can take for boils?

Is there a vitamin i can take for boils?

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

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What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. had it for 5 months?

What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. had it for 5 months?

Needs check up: More information is needed for better answer. Generalized inflammation over 5 months requires check up. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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

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I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression..) Is there a medication to counter these side effects?

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

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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?

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?

Too long: Length of presence of the lesion makes me think it's not a "canker sore." Important you have lesion evaluated by your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: If you are suffering in pain then i would recommend that you be seen by a dentist who can determine the best course of treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is a safe medication to take For diahrrhea when pregnant? Or is there one?

What is a safe medication to take For diahrrhea when pregnant? Or is there one?

None: Anti-diarrheal medications are pregnancy category C, meaning animals studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies have been done. Avoid if possible. If you are concerned about any medication or food and its effect on pregnancy, best to avoid. ...Read more

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I have a dental abscess under a crown and it is extremely pain. What can I take to help ease the pain?

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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 more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more