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Broken wisdom tooth, C- diff, no swelling in the face, gum irritation, pressure in sinuses, brain abscess, diarrhea, allergic to amoxicillin and keflex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   ok please allow me a moment to type it all out ok?
Doctor :   Fine, I shall wait
User :   I have broken wisdom tooth on my bottom rite side, and two broken mollars on my top rite side, the bottom on has been hurting more and more, I was placed on an antiobiotic for it (clyndomyocin) but was scared to take it because of C-Diff, so I started taking some raw garlic because I was told it could be used as antibiotic. I have NO swelling in my face at all, but my gum is irritated around the tooth. For the past two days, I am getting really strange pressure in my sinuses and its scarying me, dont know if its related to the tooth situation or not. I'm scared of getting a brain abscess or something. I dont know what to do....
User :   thats it, thats my mess, lol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I shall help you with this
User :   thank u
Doctor :   It seems like the tooth is causing a lot of problems
Doctor :   You need to check on these broken tooth with your dentist regarding their treatment
Doctor :   Did you see one already?
User :   I saw one like 2 months ago
User :   but dont have the money to go again now
Doctor :   You need to fix the problem of your tooth.
Doctor :   y
Doctor :   You need to undergo RCT or try other permanent tooth restoration procedures
User :   this isnt helping I dont have the money rite now, I just need to know if what I am describing sounds like I'm getting a bad abscess in my brain or sinuses or something
Doctor :   The symptoms in your sinuses can be due to the teeth problem
Doctor :   As of now, It is not affecting your Brain, but may be involving your sinuses
Doctor :   Please do take the antibiotic prescribed
User :   but it seems like everyone that takes that clyndomyacin gets c-diff or is that not true
User :   hello
Doctor :   Sorry
User :   its ok, did u see my question
Doctor :   yes. i did
Doctor :   May I know what is c-diff?
User :   its causes really dangerous diareah
User :   can be fatal and hard to treat
Doctor :   ok, I understand
Doctor :   No, Not really
Doctor :   You can take Clindamycin unless you are allergic to it
User :   thats another thing, they always give that one to me because i'm allergic to amoxicillan and keflex so I'm afraid since I have had it so much that now I will be allergic to it
Doctor :   You can take a drug from Macrolide group
Doctor :   of antibiotics
User :   yeah I guess those have alot of side effects thought dont they
Doctor :   But it is required of you to take a course of antibiotic now
User :   so are u saying I should be concerned with takint the clyndamyicin
Doctor :   Yes, if you are not allergic to it
Doctor :   It will help in treating both teeth and sinus infection
Doctor :   I suggest you to take the antibiotic now
User :   ok
Doctor :   So, Will you go ahead with Clindamycin?
User :   can I ask something else
Doctor :   Sure, go ahead
User :   if the infection was getting to a dangerous level would I run a fever or not always
Doctor :   You will run fever most of the times
User :   I'm so scared
User :   most people dont become allergic to clyndomyocin do they
Doctor :   Relax, You will be fine , Take the course of antibiotic
Doctor :   You can see the dentist later
Doctor :   No, They don't
User :   so if I took 3 doses of it 2 months ago when they first gave it to me and didnt have a reaction to it then I should still be fine on it if I start it again
Doctor :   Yes, you will be fine
User :   ok
User :   I will start it again then
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
Doctor :   Good
User :   nope that should do it
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   have a good night
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thank you , you too. Bye for now
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