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Had tooth extracted, led to dry socket. Why do I have fever, nausea and stuffed nose now?

I had a tooth extracted which led to dry socket. The dentist treated it w/ antibiotic and it sealed up. Quickly after I got a cold with the most rotten tasting/smelling mucus (so bad other can smell it) accompanied, by intermittent headache, slight fever, nausea (from swallowing it I anticipate) & stuffed up nose only in the nasal passage over the tooth extraction site. OTC meds only make me feel better for a little bit at a time. HELP!
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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  User's Response
hi. once the tooth has been taken out of the oral cavity and any complication like dry socket, if develops and heals successfully, then, it has absolutely nothing to do with any sort of cold/ fever or headaches.
it may be most likely a coinicdental problem. moreover if you still suspect, the tooth to be a reason for all this, you may ask the dentist to take a Xray of that area, to make sure, nothing remians inside the extraction socket. Now Foul smelling mucus and stuffed nose can be treated with inhalation of steam along with warm saline gargle and antibiotics for a few days.
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response
now when your dry socket has headed it wont create any pain in future.
the other symptoms you just told are nothing but symptoms of sore throat and cold.
it has nothing to do with the previous dental procedure.
usually these symptoms of fever and body pains will stay for 4 to 5 days and after that you will feel good and healthy.
in the mean time you can take pills for fever and pain along with anti biotics .
steam inhalation will open your nasal passages.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
you seem to be on right medication so dont panic.
dry socket do sumtimes occur after extration but
since you gor right medication it must be healed
countinue gargle with warm saline water twice daily.
your cold will be fine in 5-6days normaly it takes this muh
time.steam inhalation will help.
take care
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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