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Gums affected, having headaches due to bad tooth. How can I get relief?

yes i have a bad tooth its all gone up to the gum it started out hurting i keep oragel on it but now ive gotten where im having headaches and im soar around my eye and the top of my nose im coughing up alot of flem which i think is infection not sure though it just about makes me gag it taste and smells so bad havent benn to a dentist yet cant afford one .{My question is could this be infection and can it kill me?} i cant afford a dentist and yall want me to pay yall what is wrong with america today every thing has got to be about money but it aint. thanks anyway ill try to get help or answers elsewhere
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Youhave a sinus infection from your symptoms of headache and coughing up phlegm.For the time being you can overcome it with some treatment for the infection.You can use Otrivin nasal drops 2-3 drops put in the nose tilted well back,twice daily to be followed by steam inhalation..for 5 days.Also an antibiotic like Moxclav 625 twice daily for 7 days,a cetrizine tab nightly for 10 days and Tab. Zerodol for 3 days twice daily should surely give u much relief till you can see a dentist later.Avoid head bath for a couple of days.Also cold foods for some time.
Answered: Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The infection you are having in your mouth needs systemic antibiotics - broad spectrum like metronidazole and cefixime. All these are prescription medicines and need careful dose regulation. Please see your dentist for needed prescriptions.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
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