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Hi!<br><br><br><br>
As i had the worst tooth surgery ever the wound is inflamed now. But as allergic against antibiotics, the dentist didn´t know what to recommend now and as it concerns myself i am like standing in the bottom of a sea not seeing the water...<br><br><br><br>
does anyone know? At the moment i am all few days there to let the wound be cleaned, but how shall it then be ever closed???<br><br><br><br>
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Dolores, I'd be awfully tempted to call my doctor on that one. Infections, if left untreated, can go systemic (spread throughout your body). If your regular doctor knows your medical allergies, s/he might have some good advice for you.
 

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To make it worse the veins in the mouth go directly to heart whereas other veins of the intestinal tract go into the port vein and the liver. So bacteria in the mouth may cause endocarditis more easily.<br><br>
If it looks like a bacterial infection, get your dentist and GP together. Not all antibiotics work against the bacterial flora of the mouth. There are some antibiotics, which are cross allergenes, which means having an allergy against one, you're likely to have an equal allergy to others. But there are lots of different structured antibiotics, which do not act as cross allergene.
 

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yes definately talk to your doctor. in the meantime rinse often. i'm not sure what you could rinse with that would kill bacteria but not dry out the wound. when i've had problems in the past like cancer sores i've been told to rinse with salt water but when i had my wisdom teeth surgically removed i was just told to rinse with plain water (mind you i was on antibiotics) ask your dentist or doctor if there's something you can use
 
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i refuse antibiotics from my dentist quite regularly -she tries to throw them at me whenever she goes near my mouth, it feels like- and i don't have infections, she just wants to prevent any.<br><br><br><br>
anyway, instead of the antibiotics, she normally suggests i get some hydrogen peroxide solution from the pharmacy/chemists, read the instructions on the bottle to water it down to the proper solution, and then gargle with it, to avoid getting an infection (sounds similar to the salt water thing).<br><br><br><br>
she also suggests that i buy an antiseptic and disinfectant mouthwash, and use that. one we have in the UK is called Corsodyl Mouthwash. you can read about it here: <a href="http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100003692.html" target="_blank">http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100003692.html</a> perhaps there is something similar you could get? did your dentist not suggest something like this?
 

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Are you allergic to every antibiotic in existance? Have you even tried every antibiotic in existance? I would look into this more, because if you have an infection this may be your only option, other than to eventually die from it.<br><br><br><br>
The first obvious step, I suppose, would be to take anti-inflammatories if you aren't already doing so (advil or aleve), however, if this is a bleeding-type wound, you shouldn't because it can make you bleed more.
 

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Hydrogen peroxide solution may irritate the wound. I'm also not a friend of the quick use of antibiotics (Germany is known for using antibiotics too ofter), but if it's a bacterial infection, the chance is that the bacteria find way in a pouch and may develop into an abscess. So, Dolores has to talk over the options with her dentist (who might have to call her GP).
 

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Hi!<br><br><br><br>
The dentist doesn´t dare to prescribe anything when i told from allergies against those i knew of. So now i am doing washes with "chlorhexamed"- if maybe Lothar knows what i mean. I reacted too often against different sorts of antibiotics. But today i let it washed out again at the dentist and began a therapy with the homeopathic thing called "Silicea D12" and also its today the third evening (so its like 2,5 days) of oil-pulling-therapy. That, by hazard and some miracle working, lets vanish each pain in the second i put the oil in my mouth. I am totally amazed of that. The link therefor was something like "earthclinic" or so. I love it, but in fact, i am so hurt-sensitive, i love all, what reduces hurts in me ;-).<br><br><br><br>
And yes, exactly as germany has given me antibiotics too often i have those problems now-when i would really need them. There are whether too much resistences in me or allergies against, i don´t know. But this is why i asked here. I´ve done the medical education also, but -first- self concerning one is always blinder than outstanding persons and second, teeth is by law not included. And- for Lothar- ich weiß um die Risiken für Herz und Hirn, aber was soll ich tun?? (i know about the risks for heart and brain, but what shall i do in my situation?)<br><br><br><br>
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We sometimes use chlorhexamed in a strength of 0.2%. If it burns on the tongue, try to dilute it 0.5-2:1.<br><br>
If pain is an issue, too, try clove-oil around the teeth that are sensitive.<br><br>
We just had our weekly jour fixe and discussed the problem that scientific finding somehow don't get to the patients - as (part of the) GPs don't use the knowledge science already has. And one of the sad things is the use of antibiotics as an anti-inflammytory drug (which they aren't) rather than use it against bacteria.<br><br>
If it isn't a bacterial infection you're going to get well with chlorhexamed.<br><br>
But what if it is? The dentist may have a point of view if it looks like a bacterial infection (but this would be insecure). Your GP might test ESR (blood / erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and a blood count, if there is systemic inflammation plus leukocytosis. This would be a hint to having a bacterial infection.<br><br>
Fresh garlic has antibiotic properties - but remember you'll have a follow-up at the dentists!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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