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Karaya Gum Medication
I just did the pills part of my medication abortion, I was instructed to put them between my gums and cheeks but my gums swelled up is this normal?
Allergic reaction?: That doesn't sound normal. You may be allergic to something in those pills. Check back with your doctor. It may also be a coincidence. Swollen gums could be caused by the continued presence of plaque and tartar along and under the gumline. If you have not seen a dentist lately then do so to rule that out. ...Read more
None specifically: To my knowledge there are no medications that are specifically known to cause itching gums (as a side effect). See your dentist for an oral evaluation. It's probably something else that causing it. If your dentist doesn't think it's dentally related, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
My Dilantin medication is cause swelling in my gums. Are there any home remedies to alleviate the swelling?
Somewhat: It depends how severe. Good dental hygiene is key. Frequent brushing and dental floss, multiple times each day will help. If it is severe, then you will need the help of a dentist, to surgically decrease the increased size of the gums. If untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. If severe, alternate anti-seizure medications should be considered. ...Read more
Have got a painless bump on the gum. Was diagnosed with herpes type 2 months ago. And finished medication. What is the cause of the bump?
See your dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?
Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more
2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?
Not at all: See the Surgeon ASAP for follow-up. You should be on nothing stronger than warm salt water rinses. Get in there tomorrow. Good Luck. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a minor swelling in the gum after medication put to kill molar pulp (uncompleted root canal) procedure was done today
Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?
I'm worried because my friend who is 17 has chewing gum allergies, her eyes go red & hurt after she has it. Any good medication, what do you suggest?
Hi, I have 2 ulcers down on my bottom gums, a bit of swollening gland (more on the right), and a bit dizziness, with no fever. What medication to use?
Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Best of luck. ...Read more
I recently did a temporary filling of my tooth the nerves in the gum have started to cause a lot of pain especially under my eye area. Any medications please?
Need more info: Which tooth got the filling? Are other teeth decayed or broken? How long ago was it filled? Did you do it yourself or did a dentist fill it? For answers arrange an inbox consult with me at www. Healthtap. Com/douglasdds ...Read more
Having swollen gums after dental bridge removal. Really sore and painful. Should I take any medication?
NSAIDs: OTC pain meds should take care of your discomfort. Really can't tell if you have an infection over the internet. Give your treating dentist a call for further guidance. ...Read more
I have a 3 and half year old girl...she's suffering from swollen gum and ulcers on tongue and mouth. Taking a lot of medication but all don't work?
Workup and Mgt: I would suggest asking for cultures including viral cultures, a complete blood cell count and differential. It may be a local infection or in more unusual cases indicate an underlying immune problem. ...Read more
What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.
Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can break tobacco habits. It can make the use of the tobacco product aversive - even disgusting. That can cause social problems if those near you smoke, but it can work without that extreme an effect too. Here's a hint: the breathing pattern of smokers is actually good to continue - without the cigarette. It is good for you and stopping that is part for what makes it feel so bad. Best. ...Read more
I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?
I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak
Had aching tongue & sore swollen gums for months, dentist says not gum diesease and have tried all sorts of medication. My mouth really really aches..
Are there any medications or treatment for lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I've got burning sensation and pain in my tongue and gum
My breast smells like feces. I am constanly drinking water and chewing on gum. I am afraid to talk to people. I do have gastric problems and I take meds for it (dexilant). I also take medication for depresion (effexor) and meds to help
I have been priscribed ampicillin 25omg and dicloxacillin 250 mg combination drug for abscess above the gum crating pain below the left side of the n?
Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome. ...Read more