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Having a problem with pain in my jaws/teeth?

Having a problem with pain in my jaws/teeth? Topic: My growth as a researcher
May 20, 2019 / By Cath
Question: I have had some excrutiating pains in my jaws/teeth/ and even up to my ears. It's driving me mad. I take two tylenol and it goes away for an hour or two.. but then it's right back throbbing. I have a really horrible cold right now.. Anyone know if they could be related?
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Annabelle Annabelle | 7 days ago
Colds can affect you in anyway.. because the nose mouth and ears are all linked it will effected them. You might possible have TMJ its a medical term to do with the jaw. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. 1. What is the difference between a cold and the flu? Although the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses. Because they have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart. But generally cold symptoms are much milder than flu. Common cold symptoms include: Sore throat Stuffy nose Runny nose Cough Mild fever The flu, on the other hand, often causes higher fever, chills, body ache, and fatigue. Back to top 2. Why isn't there a cold vaccine? The common cold can be caused by nearly 250 different viruses. It's just too difficult for scientists to prepare a vaccine that protects against all of the cold viruses. Also, there's less need for a cold vaccine. Colds are minor infections of the throat, nose, and sinuses. Colds generally come and go with no serious complications. You're miserable for a few days, then it's over. Back to top 3. Could my cold symptoms actually be allergies? If you are sniffling, but not achy or feverish at all, you may very well have allergies. Also, if your symptoms last longer than two weeks, and you also have red, itchy eyes, the evidence points to allergies. However, it's often hard to tell because people with allergies and asthma are more likely to get colds. They may already have inflamed and irritated lungs - so they are less able to fight off a cold virus. Back to top 4. What's the best treatment for a cold? There is no cure for the common cold. The most important thing you can do is drink a lot of fluids to keep your body hydrated. This will help prevent another infection from setting in. Avoid drinks like coffee, tea, and colas with caffeine. They rob your system of fluids. As for eating, follow your appetite. If you're not really hungry, try eating simple foods like white rice or broth. Chicken soup is comforting, plus the steam helps break up nasal congestion. Ginger seems to settle an upset stomach. A hot toddy may help you sleep, but beware of mixing alcohol with other cold remedies. Over-the-counter cold medicines can offer relief from aches and fever. However, doctors no longer believe in suppressing low-grade fever - except in very young and very old people, or people with certain medical conditions such as heart or lung disease. Low-grade fever helps the body fight off infection by suppressing the growth of viruses or bacteria and by activating the immune system. Aspirin. Young people and children should not take aspirin because of the risk of Reye's syndrome. Decongestants can help make breathing easier by shrinking swollen mucous membranes in the nose. Saline nasal sprays can also open breathing passages. Cough preparations are not hugely effective. For minor coughs, water and fruit juices probably help the most. Gargling with salt water can help relieve a sore throat. Back to top 5. How effective are natural remedies like zinc, echinacea, and vitamin C? Some studies show that zinc nasal sprays help cut a cold's severity and duration. The theory? Zinc sprays may coat the cold virus and prevent it from attaching to nasal cells where they enter the body. But other studies show that zinc is no more effective than placebo. Recent, well-done studies on echinacea show that it is not effective in preventing colds. However, in one study, 120 people with cold-like symptoms took 20 drops of echinacea every two hours for 10 days and had briefer colds than others. As for vitamin C's effects, a recent survey of 65 years' worth of studies found limited benefit. The researchers found no evidence that vitamin C prevents colds. However, they did find evidence that vitamin C may shorten how long you suffer from a cold. One large study found that people who took a vitamin C megadose -- 8 grams on the first day of a cold -- shortened the duration of their colds. To prevent colds the natural way, it's best to make sure you've got a well-nourished immune system. Dark greens foods like spinach are loaded with vitamins A and C. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation. Low-fat yogurt may help stimulate the immune system. Regular exercise - aerobics and walking - also boosts the immune system. People who exercise may still catch a virus, but they have less severe symptoms. They may recover more quickly compared with less-healthy people. Back to top 6. Should I go to the doctor or get an antibiotic? You usually don't need a doctor or an antibiotic when you have a cold. Colds are caused by viruses. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. But a cold can turn into a sinus infection. If your sinuses become blocked and cannot drain properly, you can develop inflammation and a bacterial infection. An ear infection may also result from a bout with a cold. Although sinus and ear infections can improve on their own, sometimes you need antibiotics to clear the bacterial infections from your body. Symptoms of an ear infection include ear pain, fever, and/or a feeling of fullness in the ears. Symptoms of a sinus infection include a runny or stuffy nose, facial pain, and pressure, and headache. 7. Should I stay at home if I have a cold? You're contagious for the first few days of your cold, so it's best to stay home then. You need to be careful about coughing and sneezing around other people. Also, you will recover quicker if you get some rest. Back to top 8. How can I prevent a cold? Handwashing! Both flu and cold viruses are transmitted the same way -- through microscopic droplets from an infected person's respiratory system. Someone sneezes or coughs, and droplets are sprayed onto any nearby surface -- including you! If people cough or sneeze into their hands (without a tissue), they can contaminate every surface they touch. If you touch that same surface, you pick up the virus. If you rub your eyes or nose, you've just infected yourself. To protect yourself and prevent spread of cold and flu viruses: Wash your hands frequently. Use an alcohol-based gel if you don't have access to water. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your hands. Wash your hands afterward. No tissue? When you cough, turn your head away from others. If you have a sudden sneeze, bend your arm and sneeze into it. Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash any shared surfaces (like phones and keyboards) frequently. Viruses can live on surfaces for several hours. Stay away from crowds during cold and flu season. Back to top 9. Can you catch a cold from getting chilled? This is one of the most persistent myths about colds. The only way to catch a cold is by being exposed to a cold virus. Cold air may irritate an existing condition, such as asthma, which would weaken your immunity. This could make your body more receptive to a cold virus, but only if you come in contact with it. If you've caught a cold after getting chilled, it's only coincidence. Back to top 10. Why does my child always seem to have a cold? School children are incredibly good at passing a virus along. Children naturally exhale more highly concentrated virus droplets than adults do. They also exhale them for longer periods of time. Plus, children are very active, always in each other's faces. And there is a general lack of hygiene - children don't their wash hands. They don't cover noses or mouths when they sneeze or cough. Even more importantly, they don't get very sick - which means they continue to spread the virus while they are very contagious.
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Annabelle Originally Answered: Wisdom teeth?
getting sedated is a great way to get them out, you won't remember a thing! I recommend taking an ibuprofen before you get sedated this will help with swelling later. just use only enough water to swallow the pills b/c you are not to have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before. go to the grocery and stock up on soft cool food, mashed potatoes, soups, ice cream, yogurt, apple sauce, grits, eggs, (slim fast or ensure if you feel you can't eat!!) pudding, etc...think easy to swallow and soft! wear comfortable clothing because you will still be really groggy after the surgery. I went home and went back to sleep. I woke up and had some soup and a pain pill and went back to sleep again!!! but everyone is different. after they are removed, you will be numb for quite sometime. ONLY eat soft cool food while you are numb. (ice cream, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, milkshake (WITH A SPOON do not suck through a straw), yogurt, etc. things like that. after the numbness wears off you will be able to eat warm foods again...just nothing hard or crunchy. you will be given pain pills and i would taken them with an ibuprofen to reduce swelling, pain pills ONLY work on pain, not swelling. you will use ice pack 15 minutes on each side for the 1st day, after that you can use heat packs if you feel you need it. NO swishing or spitting, or smoking the first 24 hours!!!! this will cause a dry socket. They will be sore!!!!!! make sure to do warm salt water rinses as this helps it to heal faster and keeps it clean. Please be sure to eat even if you do not feel like it, taking pain pills on an empty stomach will cause you to throw up. you should be able to eat whatever you can tolerate the day or so after. it really depends on you, some people can't eat a burger the next day, others can. if you are still really sore stick to soft foods.....in a few days you will be able to eat whatever you want. just please stay away from hard, crunchy things. they will go over all the instructions with you at the DRs office. good luck and rent some movies, lay in bed and relax. Top 10 reasons to remove wisdom teeth: 10. Because there is limited space for wisdom teeth to erupt and because the surrounding gums are difficult to keep clean. Infection and inflammation are therefore common even when there are no apparent symptoms. 9. Even when wisdom teeth erupt through the gum tissues, they rarely provide any meaningful function and are always difficult to keep clean. 8. Wisdom teeth have high risk of getting cavities on them because they are very hard to clean while brushing and flossing. 7. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth develop cysts, and rarely tumours. Removal of such lesions may require extensive procedures to repair and restore jaw function and appearance. 6. With age, the chance for complications related to the removal of wisdom teeth increases. 5. Gum disease and inflammation associated with wisdom teeth may lead to receding gum tissues, deterioration of the jawbone and tooth loss. 4. Wisdom teeth may contribute to crowding of nearby teeth. 3. Even wisdom teeth that seem to be problem-free remain a breeding ground for oral infection and inflammation. Research supports the concept that such inflammation may enter the bloodstream and contribute to the development and/or progression of a variety of diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. 2. Once it has been determined that a wisdom tooth will not successfully erupt into your mouth and be maintained in a healthy state, early extraction of wisdom teeth is associated with faster and easier recovery. 1. The number one reason for removing wisdom teeth: Peace of mind! Source: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Annabelle Originally Answered: Wisdom teeth?
they'll eventually get to hurting.. suppose to have em in each corner of your mouth.. well where the last regular tooth ends there should be a wisdom tooth come in there. all together four. i haven't met anyone that hasn't had to get theres cut out but i do know that all ppl DONT have to.. some just grow fine with no problem. me on the other hand, have two grown in working on three. it sucks.. i knowww..
Annabelle Originally Answered: Wisdom teeth?
I went to the dentist last week, I swear. You have the choice to either keep or lose them. MY dentist said that they will not push your teeth and crowd them. It's good to take antibiotics, because they will infect if not taken care of! My dentist also prescribed me ibuprofen for pain. You have the choice to keep or lose them, but it's better to rid them, they bite your cheecks if grown incorrectly. Go to a dentist and DO NOT depend on a home remedy.

Winthrop Winthrop
First look up TMJ on line and see if this sounds similar to what you are feeling. However, most people with TMJ have it come on gradually instead of being hit with the pain all at once as you have been. If it is not TMJ it sure sounds like a dental problem more than a medical one. I cannot believe your dentist cannot see you sooner on an emergency bases. Try calling back and get put on a cancelation list and they may be able to get you in sooner.
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