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    Do antibiotics help in treating tooth ache and post nasal drip?

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Over one month ago I experienced what I thought was a severe toothache entire left upper jaw. Dentist said no problrm. Saw MD. Placed on Augmentin bid for 10 days. 3 days in started naggy post nasal drip type cough. Placed on Prednisone. No significant reslts. Then placed on Doxycyclune 100mg bid for 10 days. On day 6 now and feel sooo much better but annoying little cough continues in back of throat not from lungs. No real producing. Maybe a little thin clear. Question. ...will this drainagw go away after antibiotics finish? Not debilitating and not during the night.
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, you will get better once the antibiotic course gets over...

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting the query
I have understood your problem, I'll try my best to help you.

Yes, with antibiotics you will definitely get better. To hasten the healing process you need to follow few measures as suggested below.

1. Drink frequent sips of warm water.
2. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day. Steam helps in reducing the congestion in the nose and the sinuses.
3. Use saline nasal spray as frequently as possible. Saline clears off the residual mucus discharge and keeps your nose and throat free from discharge.
4. Avoid chilled foods/beverages, coffee, smoking and fizzy drinks.

Hope this answers your query; revert back to me if you have any follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar 8 hours later
Thanks for your response. I found it helpful. My MD recommended Flonase daily. Should I continue this or use saline only? Also, is there anything I can do to prevent another sinus infection? I have mild asthma and use Advair 100/50 bid. I have never smoked. Thanks in advance.
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Initially, you can try saline nasal spray...

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing back

I would suggest you to try with saline nasal spray initially. Saline does help in reducing the nasal secretions and promotes mucociliary clearance of the nasal mucosa and the sinuses. If you are not getting better with saline nasal spray, you can definitely switch over to flonase nasal spray.

Please follow the suggestions as I mentioned in my earlier response. Steam inhalation and saline nasal spray can help you in preventing recurrent episodes. Also, avoid those things which induces allergy or asthma

Hope this clarifies your doubts. Wish you good health.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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