• I have just finished my course of antibiotics having been diagnosed with a tooth abcess last week.

    The pain started on the Monday afternoon – on and off but I could cope.
    The Tuesday i was taking regular pain killers and they were taking the pain away.
    Tuesday night i was woken with the most immense pain!
    I went to the dentist the next day (Wed)…[Read more]

  • amber replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    I had a very large abscess a couple of months ago, whole face swelled and the pain and pressure was immense so I really empathise with you! I alternated between ibruprofen and co-codamol which helped and was on 2 antibiotics – it burst on the 4th or 5th day. I woke up with this strange taste in my mouth, pulled on my cheek when I opened my mouth…[Read more]

  • guy replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Get the thing taken out asap job done! Hope you feel better soon and are able to fly.

  • lea replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    I really do know how you feel..One of my teeth has a recurrent abcess my dentist cannot seem to shift. Have just finished a second course of amoxyxillin & metronidazole combined. Root canal next week and I am dreading it.

    Oil of cloves can work well – it’s a very old remedy but it numbs the gum. If you now have localised pain rather than general…[Read more]

  • pakpak replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Once you take antibiotics the abscess should reduce or disappear altogether – the idea of the thing “bursting” is making me wince! I’ve dug a couple of people up – long dead Time Team stuff – who had abscesses in life that blew holes down through their jaw bones!!! Ah, the Good Old Days full of dripping pustulent peasants eh?

    Keep taking the…[Read more]

  • jyn replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Make a pot of tea, strong, then drink it black. Take the tea bag ( as hot as you can bear!) put it on the infected area. You will look like Brando in the godfather, but ignore that! Keep it there till its cooled down. Repeat as often as you like, and keep drinking black tea (swill it around your mouth and spit if you don’t like it!)
    I didn’t…[Read more]

  • jaz replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Thank you all so much for your advice and your empathy! I forgot I’ve got Cocodamol as well, I will definitely buy Orajel too, and ask dentist about metronidazole. Gala I tried warm salt water wash and nearly went through the roof, will try again later… Can’t believe I did an Intro A test yesterday morning (3rd of 3 ) Think the bouncing around…[Read more]

  • becky replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    I feel your pain, I so remember having tooth abscesses in the past, total agony.

    If you can bear it as a temporary measure to help to burst the little beast, swill your mouth out with hot salt water once an hour or sooner if you can cope with it. It’s quite unpleasant but it does really help to quell the pain and bring the horrible thing out.…[Read more]

  • martha replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    When my daughter had an abscess amoxicillin didn’t touch it and she needed metronidazole as well to deal with it, she also took paracetamol and codeine – I’m not certain but I think you can take this in addition to ibuprofen. Maybe your dentist could prescribe metronidazole for you tomorrow. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Suee replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    I really feel for you! Iv’e had 2 and just wanted to pull my head off.
    Orajel is amazing stuff but you have to be careful using it, it has an almost immediate numbing affect and really does work but i found when i used it that when some went on the gum at the back it felt like my throat was closing up and i got a bit panicky. It wasn’t but the…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Sending sympathy,it’s horrible. A product called Orajel from pharmacy which is topical 10% benzocaine may help a lot with the pain. Worth a try.

  • amyway replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hopefully the dentist will be able to put your mind at rest – I think you might have just enough time for the antibiotics to knock the abscess on the head. None of mine ever burst. I found Solpadeine was the only thing that could touch the pain. I don’t think they will take the tooth out where there is an abscess.

  • jaz replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    it helps just knowing someone else has had the pain! Your patting dentist made me smile
    I’ve had 2 abscesses before but so long ago I can’t remember much except both root canal filled, both failed and the teeth were pulled out so I’ll skip the rcf this time and go straight to extraction. The pain is one thing but thinking I might not be able to…[Read more]

  • burton replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Oh poor you – there is virtually nothing worse!

    I think it depends on the abscess as to whether the antibiotics work but they should be having some effect after a couple of days. I had to have a tooth out when I had a particular nasty one and I can’t tell you the relief when it was done, although I still have the gap in my teeth but luckily quite…[Read more]

  • jaz started the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Was diagnosed with tooth abscess on Tuesday, given Amoxycillen and taking Ibuprofen. Could cope with the pain just about, anti bios and painkillers making my brain a jelly bag, but this morning the pain has gone from general round the gum to localised in one back tooth, so tender I can’t touch it, it’s awful and eating is a no-no. Seeing dentist…[Read more]

  • Sammyf replied to the topic Controlling pond blanket weed? in the forum DIY 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    How old is the pond? The first summer of ours was thick of blanket weed, the second year we had a bit then nothing the third year as the plants had fully established by then. I read online that the worse thing you can do is remove it, apparently it causes it to release more spores and comes back faster. I ignored that though because it was so…[Read more]

  • donna replied to the topic Controlling pond blanket weed? in the forum DIY 1 month ago

    Excess nutrients will encourage blanket weed. Plant something like water mint, water forget-me-not. Both are pretty rampant plants and will help to use up the nutrients. A water lily can help too because its leaves spread over the surface and shade light from the water. Even the dreaded duck weed is pretty good at keeping the light out.

    I’ve used…[Read more]

  • nikky replied to the topic Controlling pond blanket weed? in the forum DIY 1 month ago

    What about ducks?

  • amyway replied to the topic Controlling pond blanket weed? in the forum DIY 1 month ago

    You need to remove the nutrients that are feeding the weed, and replace with weed with other plants. That means not feeding any fish you have in it and reducing stocking levels.

  • housemouse replied to the topic Controlling pond blanket weed? in the forum DIY 1 month ago

    Tadpoles eat blanket weed, but you may need quite a few!

    Grass carp would eat it, possibly ducks?

    Many fisheries (including my fishing club) use bales of straw to limit algae growth, but I have no idea about quantities.

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