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Continuous night rigors with dizziness the following day, long standing root canal infection of tooth. Related?

I have suffered night rigors twice during the last three weeks. my GP ordered a full set of blood tests all of which were normal except liver which is currently being retested. I have a long standing infection in the root canal of a tooth , i am currently awaiting treatment to cut out the infection, could this be relevant? The day after the last rigor I suffered dizziness ans loss of balance and vomited several times. i have experienced rigors several times in the past often at the same time as underlying infections in my teeth and sinus .
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Hi Susan,

Thanks for writing to us.

Firstly, it would be better for you to take the Infective Endocarditis prophylaxis as you have undergone a root canal procedure. If you have already taken it, well its good.

The rigor is very concerning indeed. I would go ahead with blood culture in your case as the symptoms are alarming.

Dizziness, vomiting are all not good signs, suggests toxemia.

Please get a thorough investigation done and treated accordingly at the earliest.

Get well soon.

Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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