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Headache due to dental local anaesthetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Today I had a cavity filled at the dentist and was given shots of lidocaine? Novocaine? I had a headache this evening and now I have a low grade fever of 99.5 (usually I run low around 97.6). Is this normal?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did the dentist given antibiotics
User :   No
User :   I was giventhe shots about 11 hours ago and haven't been numb for about 6
Doctor :   I advise you to take combiflam for pain 3 times
Doctor :   I prefer you to show to your dentist
User :   I dont' have any pain except the headache and I've already taken Ibuprofen
Doctor :   ok
User :   I read online that fever and headach can be sign of an allergic reaction, but would it take this long to start?
Doctor :   allergic reactions you get rashes, breathing difficulty
User :   Okay, I just want to make sure I am not having an allergic reaction and need ER attention...
Doctor :   no

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