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Time taken for medicines to reduce tooth ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.Mazumdar
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   hello, I went to the ER yesterday for really bad toothache and i cant get to the dentist until late next week to have a tooth pulled
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What is your query now?
User :   the doc said the tooth is infected and gave me a shot of penicillin and gave me a perscription of it also
Doctor :  
User :   i can barly open my mouth and just wanted to knowhow long it would take the meds to kick in
Doctor :  
If you are not able to open the mouth you should be taking a good pain killer
Doctor :  
Penicillin take atleast 5 days to resolve the infection
User :   he gave me vicodin
Doctor :  
Timebeing you should use OTC pain killers before you eat each meal
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Did you take it?

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