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Suggest medication for puffiness of cheek and cut in mouth due to injury

Hi.. I was hit on the side of my face (cheek) and the inside of my mouth was cut by my teeth. this happened three days ago and cheek is still really puffy. Hurts to touch outside of face. The cut in my mouth is probably about 2 inches long. Kind of deep. I never went to get stitches. will this go away with no antibiotics and what are the chances that its infected.
Mon, 2 Jun 2014
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Hello Dear,
I have gone though your query, I will try to give my best possible advice.
As you have mentioned your condition, it seems that the condition cheek is not very good. Depending upon the actual condition, it may or may not need to be sutured (stitched). so I will advice you to get an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible as its already been 3 days to your injury and yes there are chances to get it infected.
Here I am advising few things which will fasten the healing process.
• Avoid hot and spicy food and beverages for 4-5 days.
• Eat more green leafy vegetables.
• Use Betadene/Viodine/Betakind (contains povidone iodine solution) easily available in medical stores, twice daily.
• You can take over the counter pain killer tablet for example Ibuprofen tablet thrice daily for 2-3 days till you get your appointment with the dentist.
• you can take Tresmox-CV 625/ Megamox-CV 625/Augmentin 625 mg tablets twice daily for 3-5 days.
• TAKE MEDICINES ONLY IF NOT ALLERGIC TO THEM AND OTHERWISE HEALTHY.
• Apply topical gel like Metrogyl-Dg Forte or Rexidine-M gel (commonly chlorhexidine and metronidazole combination) on the affected area of the gums. Use it thrice daily for 4-5 days.

Hope this will help you. If there is any more query or question regarding this in your mind, you are free to ask any time.
Take Care

Regards
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Suggest medication for puffiness of cheek and cut in mouth due to injury

Hello Dear, I have gone though your query, I will try to give my best possible advice. As you have mentioned your condition, it seems that the condition cheek is not very good. Depending upon the actual condition, it may or may not need to be sutured (stitched). so I will advice you to get an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible as its already been 3 days to your injury and yes there are chances to get it infected. Here I am advising few things which will fasten the healing process. • Avoid hot and spicy food and beverages for 4-5 days. • Eat more green leafy vegetables. • Use Betadene/Viodine/Betakind (contains povidone iodine solution) easily available in medical stores, twice daily. • You can take over the counter pain killer tablet for example Ibuprofen tablet thrice daily for 2-3 days till you get your appointment with the dentist. • you can take Tresmox-CV 625/ Megamox-CV 625/Augmentin 625 mg tablets twice daily for 3-5 days. • TAKE MEDICINES ONLY IF NOT ALLERGIC TO THEM AND OTHERWISE HEALTHY. • Apply topical gel like Metrogyl-Dg Forte or Rexidine-M gel (commonly chlorhexidine and metronidazole combination) on the affected area of the gums. Use it thrice daily for 4-5 days. Hope this will help you. If there is any more query or question regarding this in your mind, you are free to ask any time. Take Care Regards