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Suffering from lower jaw pain and the lower jaw gums are swollen. Suggest medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello doctor
User:i have a query related to dental health, can you help me?
Doctor:I am General Physician and I can help you within my expertise.
Doctor:If needed, i shall help you take an opinion from Dentist.
Doctor:If you wish to discuss your query, please proceed.
User:Ok husband is suffering from lower jaw pain since yesterday
User:and the lower jaw gums are swollen
User:what medication he can take for pain relief
Doctor:May I know his age?
Doctor:Does he have diabetes?
Doctor:It looks like he has a dental infection with or without an abscess.
Doctor:It needs medical attention at the earliest.
Doctor:He will need antiinflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or diclofenac for pain relief along
Doctor:with antibiotics like broad spectrum cephlosporin
Doctor:Over an online consult, without a direct examination it is not ethical to prescribe the aforementioned medication.
Doctor:I suggest you to take him to a nearby dentist. If none is available atleast a general physician can prescribe the above mentioned medications.
User:Ok I understand.. i will ask him to consult a dentist now
Doctor:In the mean time, he can apply warm compresses using a hot water bag to reduce the pain and swelling.
Doctor:Do not delay as this can easily turn into abscess.
Doctor:Dental abscess will need procedures to drain them.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:All right Doctor... I will follow your suggestions
User:its clear to me
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Thats it for now.. thank you very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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