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Should I Take Penicillin For A Toothache
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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