QUICK!! HELP!! (DH in pain/Tooth infection?) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2005, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ms.Doula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: schooling, loving, crafting, SEWING
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DH came home early from work with dibilitating pain on the right side of his face.
He has a MASSIVE headache. -exedrin didn't help
He thinks it might be a tooth infection, as his jaw & side of his face is all swollen.....
I have some keflex here that I was prescribed a while back & cant take because of my bowel issues (Crohn's) But Will it work for a bacterial infection in the mouth? ie. Tooth infection?? ANYONE KNOW!????
info: Keflex
Ms.Doula is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:26 PM
 
Elowyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 1,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keflex works great, although it'd be good to have him checked out, to make sure it's actually a tooth that hurts and not his salivary glands, etc. If that's impossible, the dosing for Keflex is 500mg four times a day, for probably at least a week given how severe the infection sounds.

Good luck.

crafty mama to Chloe and Emma (10/08) and Piper
emergency medicine PA and single mother by choice
Elowyn is offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ms.Doula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: schooling, loving, crafting, SEWING
Posts: 6,017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
he's on his way to the dentist as i type
Ms.Doula is offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 04:57 PM
 
DesireeH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 8,218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hope he is feeling better soon! I was thinking an abcess maybe?

Desiree

DesireeH is offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 05:42 PM
 
Ruthla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 43,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I'm glad he's seeing a dentist- then he can get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment (hopefully)!

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19, Hannah, 18 (commuting to college), and Jack, 13(homeschooled)
Ruthla is offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 06:05 PM
 
Elowyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 1,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eeexxcellent. Hope he's on the mend soon! (You're right, though, Keflex is a wonder drug. )

crafty mama to Chloe and Emma (10/08) and Piper
emergency medicine PA and single mother by choice
Elowyn is offline  
Old 09-22-2005, 07:52 PM
 
Live~Laugh~Love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In my sewing roon
Posts: 3,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Girl . I hope he feels better. Hey I got crohns too, can we talk sometime, about how to lose weight? What do you do.?? Will you PMme sometime?
Alycia

Wife, Mama , Daughter, Best Friend, Manicurist.
Live~Laugh~Love is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off