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wonderingsoul Thu 15-Sep-16 22:01:01

I have a ear infection in both ears. And a toothache (i think from when iv grinded my teeth together a filling has fallon out and is exposing a nerve)

I have anti bs. I have dentistest booked in for soon as possable.

Im suppossed to be going out for my birthday to a spa day and then out for drinks saturday but pain is getting worse.

I want to hit and swear and chop my own head off. Im so full of codine i may just be sick of feeling high as a kite... though it does help to take the pain away for a bit.

I need to be better before sat.. or any suggestions to help the pain?

I will make it sat.. i will... or ill cry and throw a strop a 2 year old would be proud off!!

LaurieFairyCake Thu 15-Sep-16 22:04:15

The ear infection will likely calm down a bit over next 24 hours

But you really need a temporary filling tomorrow

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 15-Sep-16 22:08:28

Keeping my ears warm has helped with pain in the past when I've had ear infections.

If you've started antibiotics, the ear infection should start to improve quickly.

wonderingsoul Thu 15-Sep-16 22:14:39

Mrs joey... this is what i thought

I started them yesterday when it was only in one ear...

Today the pain is worse and is now in the other ear too.

Maybe tomorrow itll kick in.

Am just feeling very woefull tonight. confused

AtSea1979 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:17:40

Hot water bottle for worst ear, or both but I know it's the worst weather for it but worth trying to tolerate the sweating.
Emergency dentist appointment first thing tomorrow.

Madlizzy Thu 15-Sep-16 22:29:25

Hot salt water rinses for the tooth. I have an abcess that keeps rearing it's ugly head on half a tooth with no filling (no dentist nor money to go to one) and I use the washes and also suck (gross, I know) on the infected area which clears it out. It banishes that pain in a day.

Pumpkintopf Thu 15-Sep-16 22:31:29

Ear pain may be linked to tooth- when this happened to me it was worse when lying down, maybe try staying propped up. Can't dentist fit you in tomorrow as an emergency??

RubbleBubble00 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:37:46

Ibuprofen is you can take it, much better on this type of pain

RubbleBubble00 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:40:19

madlizzy - if you live near a hospital with teaching they often have free treatments as they are carried out by students under strict supervision

wonderingsoul Thu 15-Sep-16 22:45:02

Iv been taken nurophone plus which is ibuprofen and codine. Its magic stuff but iv taken so much( as througj out the daybat the right times not all at once ) that its made me feel blughb

Doing salt water hourly. Will try the hotwater bottle.

I stupidly swoosed a shot of vodka round my tooth yesterday... got right in the system stung like a mother fucker.. numbed it for about 15 minutes... deff wasnt worth it!!
The closest dental appoinment they could give me was next week..and thats as a emergency.

Sugarlightly Fri 16-Sep-16 08:02:59

Try not to touch, pull at, clean your ears. You want the infection to stay in your ears and not travel down the Eustachian tube to your sinuses. Just have to ride it out, try using warm compresses and draining ears into a tissue

wonderingsoul Fri 16-Sep-16 08:29:48

Even with pain relieve i saw near enough every hour last night ....

Stupid question... its ok to put cotton wool balls in there? It seems to help relieve the preasure a bit..but obviousely dont want to make it worse?

80sWaistcoat Fri 16-Sep-16 08:35:47

Ring round other dentists including private?

irelephant Fri 16-Sep-16 08:38:25

Your GP can prescribe stronger painkillers. I had nefopam when I was getting dental work it stopped the pain completely.

Also orajel (sp) it's behind counter in the chemist it works wonders.

Sorry your in pain toothache is the worst.

irelephant Fri 16-Sep-16 08:39:34

Oh and if you can't get in your GP you can take cocodamol which is paracetamol and codeine along with nurofen without going over the dosage.

wonderingsoul Fri 16-Sep-16 08:43:07

80s.. i really cant afford priviate. sad

I could deal with this if it was just one. ethier my tooth or ear eased up.

Im going to go back to doctors and see if incan get some stronger painkillers because right now im ready to take a brick to my face just stop it.

StarryIllusion Fri 16-Sep-16 09:02:47

Do not put heat on it, you will encourage the infection. Heat is the worst thing for any infection. I wouldn't bother with the codeine either tbh, Ibuprofen/Paracetamol is better for that kind of pain. Take them together, 3 Ibuprofen, 200mg so totalling 600mg and 2 paracetamol and you should get up to 7 hours pain free. Don't take anything else for 6 hours after though and you MUST eat with it.

This is what I did for my chronic tooth infection and it got me through the 7 month wait to have it removed.

user1471462756 Fri 16-Sep-16 09:20:40

For your tooth you can buy temporary filler from boots about £8 until you wait for dentist, one hole is filled the pain will go! Keep it on you as although it's good need to re-do every day/ 2 days

irelephant Fri 16-Sep-16 12:28:50

The only other otc thing I can think of is Feminax ultra which is naproxen but pretty sure you can't take it with ibrufen.

Starry paracetamols never done anything for my toothache. I know it's always what the dentist recommends as well. The only relief I get (none prescription) is codeine and ibrufen.

Be careful driving op.

Madlizzy Sat 17-Sep-16 00:54:22

Rubble, I'm not that close to one unfortunately. As soon as I can afford it, I'm going to get an emergency appointment when it rears up again.

Madlizzy Sat 17-Sep-16 00:55:30

Starry, the last dentist I saw who took the filling off my tooth to relieve the pressure advised me to use the hot salt water washes. They work on mine.

liz70 Sat 17-Sep-16 01:04:39

Bloody hell; at my dentists they'll squeeze you in that day if you're in severe pain. It happened to me when I had a dying molar with pain that could barely be managed with round the clock co-codamol and ibuprofen. Phoned in the morning and was told to come in. The offending tooth was surgically extracted by midday, much to my immense relief. Hope things are better for you very soon, OP. flowers

FeelingSmurfy Sat 17-Sep-16 01:06:20

Try ringing your dentist when they are shut, should either give you number of emergency dentist or just connect you straight through. I was seen within a few hours, just had to pay the normal lowest band NHS dentist charge

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