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What Are The Signs Of A Tooth Infection Does It Make A Person Cough Up Mucus
Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
No corelation: The symptoms of a tooth or gum infection are usually pain and swelling. There would be no reason that coughing up mucous would be tooth related. ...Read more
I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?
Recently finished a 10 day round of amox/k-clav for tooth infection and just want to know the signs that I should go to the ER rather than wait for my dental follow-up. Thanks in advance!! ?
See a dentist: For evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, treatment and /or referral. ...Read more
Yes: Any tooth infection is a problem. We often find bony destruction at the tip of a tooth root in the absence of symptoms. This shows that something has caused the destruction of bone in this area. You have heard of the "calm before the storm" well, this may be it. ...Read more
Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem.
Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the cause. ...Read more
I'm on amoxicillin for a tooth infection &I have been urinating a lot these last two days I know that's a sign of a uti but wouldn't that work for uti?
Dental Infection: Amoxicillin will generally help to control your dental infection, but you will still need to seek definitive care from your dentist to eliminate it. As far as your concern as to whether you have a UTI, you should consult with your primary care physician. If they suspect a UTI, they would most likely want to do a urinalysis and subsequent culture and sensitivity if any bacteria are found. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a possible sinus infection and placed on clindamysin 300 mg 3 times a day I still have a productive cough and my head is killing me it even hurts when I shake my head in my teeth! My stuffiness is better but what's going on? In addit
Still have sinusitis: Some sinus infections are more difficult to treat than others. Many si's don't respond to anitbiotics because they are viral. The roots of your back teeth are embedded in the bone just underneath you maxilary sinuses and inflamation and pressure from the the sinus often effects your teeth. Sometimes, the bone in the floor of your sinuses swell causing one side of your bite to feel higher. ...Read more
Can a person have a tooth infection without any pain instead my tooth has an infected smell when I floss?
Years: Years. But it is best to take care of it as soon as possible, since it may spread and cause septicemia. ...Read more
How would I know if I have a tooth infection my tooth is hurting real bad I think I have a tooth infection
Typically: Typically the reason you have dental pain is because there is swelling or infection. Infection is sometimes hard to see clinically. Very often infection starts off small. You should see a dentist immediately to evaluate the tooth. If indeed it is an infection, it can spread and cause significant destruction to one or more teeth. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more
You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more
A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. ...Read more
No: At best it is a temporary measure. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?
Dentist prescribed amoxicillon 500 mg for tooth infection 4 times a day how am I suppose to do 4 times a day?
I have been on amoxicillin for 3 days due to a bad tooth infection the swelling has not gone down what should I do?
Dental infections: Usually do not respond simply by taking antibiotics. Three are three essential ingredients to to resolving infections. First, the cause must be eliminated. Second, the proper dosage, frequency and type of antibiotic must be prescribed. Third, the body will then help eliminate it. See your dentist asap to determine what is required next in your particular case. ...Read more
What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?
Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more
I have a large bump on the top left side of my gums on the 2nd to last tooth. Its large and growing. Is it a gum or tooth infection?
Likely: Best get to a dentist to have it evaluated. The most likely explanation is infection. If it is food packed in your gums it may self correct if the food can be dislodged but if a tooth is infected internally or if you have periodontal disease, you will need dental treatment. ...Read more
Can you have tooth infection even if no tooth pain is present? I feel pain at times but then it goes away and won't come back for a while
Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?
DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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