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Siberian Root Medication
Pain following rct: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and nsaids (such as advil, ibuprophen, Motrin etc) work well in calming pain following root canal as well as other dental treatment. If the pain continues for more then 2 days without improvement, contact your dentist to have him/her look at the tooth. ...Read more
No good data: Maca root has not been studied in any reliable trial in humans. There are a fewstudies in animals only. There are no reported interactions but, as stated, there has been no effort to determine its actions & effects in humans. Basically, save your money on this one. If you want to eat it as a food source, go ahead. Avoid high doses of any herb that has no reliable data about its effects in humans ...Read more
Dentist removed crown and put medication on root. No infection in root. But another dentist who saw me suggested it better to leave to leave root open?
Ask OB: Your OB will tell you which medication are safe, but I have given lortab under the ok of the ob. ...Read more
Is male enhancement with pure mecca root, L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?
Enhancement: Male enhancement products generally enhance their salesman's purse far more than the purchasers package. You are well advised to save your money and not take these products ...Read more
It's almost 3am now. Have a root canal appt at 9am. Patient instruction said no pain medication 12 hrs prior to appt. Can't fall asleep with the pain. What should I do?
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is all you should take. You may also ask your ob-gyn if he receommends any other meds. You should not need to take much pain meds after a root canal treatment. It should subside within a day or two. If not, then ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist, who is a root canal specialist. ...Read more
Will a dentist always prescribe some type of antibiotic/pain medication after a root canal was performed?
I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not oon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...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
One week has passed since my dentist put medication to kill the tooth pulpiin root canal procedure but there is still pain upon biting. Is this normal?
Are herbal remedies safe and effective? I wanted to try passion flower or valerian root for anxiety. I have never tried herbal remedies but thought they might be worth a try. I don't want to go on expensive, strong medication for anxiety.
Hello,: Hello, dr. San pedro ferraz already commented on valerian root. So I will address your question regarding passion flower. Passion flower is also known at passiflora incarnata. Passion flower extract is used as flavoring in foods and drinks. It was previously classified as an over-the-counter medication but was taken off the market in this country because of a lack of studies to demonstrate safety and benefits. Chemicals in the passion flower plant can help with insomnia and are calming. It can be used in tea or an extract. Side effects are not common but include thinking sluggishly, feeling tired, fast heart beat, nausea and vomiting. It should not be used in pregnancy or if breast feeding. If sedated, do not drive or use dangerous machinery. ...Read more
Is it okay to take over-the-counter anxiety medication (valerian root extract and hops extract) with azathioprine and mesalazine?
I'm on Diamox (acetazolamide) 250mg tid, for Chiari malformation. I'm wondering if dandelion root tea will effect my medication?
Is it possible that an antibiotic medication used for a root canal can interfere with birth control pills?
I have a broken bicuspid and I lost half of it. Now there is pain and swelling. I am taking antibiotics and pain medications. Can the tooth be saved with a root canal and cap?
Yes: If your dentists determines that there is enough tooth structure remaining. ...Read more
I am a 53 year old female and have excessive burping. Tried every OTC medication and also ginger root to no avail. I have been to my dr. And he says that I could have soft tissue disease due to having rheumatoid arthritis. When I burp my chest hurts. I do
Hello.: Hello. I am not answering with a differential diagnosis. Burping can be quite painful and bothersome. Medical acupuncture can be very effective for burping. If there is an underlying medical condition, it won't fix that but it might provide some relief between now and when you see the doctor. Take care. ...Read more
No: It's an interesting and often helpful herbal. Best wishes. ...Read more
Call: Call your oral surgeon and ask for medication recommendation. You may need pain meds and/or anti-inflammatories and/or antibiotics. Depends on what's causing the pain. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take antibiotics during root canal treatment? If to take, what are drugs of choice?
Antibiotics are recommended durinr root canal treatment only if it is infected or got inflamed after
should the doctor decide to put you under antibiotics the drug of choice in that case would be clyndamycine or similar antibiotic that treats infections of that kind (caused by anaerobic bacteria). ...Read more
What is the symptom of spider infection? In my hair root, something like spider eggs attach to it. And I have biteswhat is the treatment and drugs
Can check for lice: If there is no hair, there is no place for head lice to hide or to lay eggs. But, we can get rid of head lice without cutting hair. Every single school in the U.S. will have head lice on some kids from time to time. It is the same universal problem all over the world. Of course, we don't have any schools here where everyone has cut their hair to stop lice, but instead people use lice treatments. ...Read more
Asking for a drug name that contains stinging nettle root extract and zinc, they are natural, safe and heard about its' benefits on testosterone&libido?
I am married and with kids. The root to all my fear is past cocaine use. I was a chronic user for 3 years, 13 years ago. I have never been addicted and I am clean ever since. Would cta show long term heart problems from drugs?
Not recommended: The problem with Cocaine is primarily rhythm problems during acute use. There can be long term effects (cardiomyopathy) which are less common. A simple echocardiogram will answer the question. A cta is not the test of choice and could even be normal despite past damage, exposes you to unnecessary radiation, and is much more expensive. ...Read more
Do neuroleptic drugs affect the immune system? I took some capsules for my eyes. Composition: turmeric root-tuber, radix polygalae, gold theragran p.E
Turmeric does: Turmeric can suppress lymphocytes important in immune tolerance of foreign substances. Taking excessive amounts of turmeric could result in development of new food allergies that you had tolerated in the past. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more