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Please help - could sinusitis be causing toothache when I bend/lean over? OW it hurts!

(20 Posts)
OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 12:20:57

Is this possible? It's my back teeth. sad
Have terrible snotty cold with productive cough
Not taking much for it as am pg
Have had paracetamol
and tried a steam with olbas oil which has made not a jot of a diff.
Anything else?

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 12:36:08

Needy bump

ProfYaffle Tue 09-Jul-13 12:38:02

I get sinus pain which causes toothache. Beconase helps me, not sure if you can take that when pg though.

RockinD Tue 09-Jul-13 12:39:32

It most certainly can.

Keep boiling your head and all will be well. According to my GP that is at least as effective as antibiotics.

If you can use sage or rosemary when you're pregnant and you have some in the garden, put some sprigs in boiling water and inhale that - dries everything up!

Jestrin Tue 09-Jul-13 12:39:56

I'm not a dentist but I'd say its possible as the tooth nerves run near to your sinuses. I don't know what to suggest, sorry sad

recall Tue 09-Jul-13 12:42:32

Yes, it wrecks when you bend over, if you can, try Sudafed or something like that ( be careful not to double up on paracetamol dose )

recall Tue 09-Jul-13 12:44:25

can take this if not in the last trimester...

recall Tue 09-Jul-13 12:45:59

try again

blackteaplease Tue 09-Jul-13 12:49:04

I get horrendous tooth pain with sinusitis, especially with bending. Go to gp. They will give you antibiotics and steroid spray and you will be well again quickly. You can have with of these when pregnant.

Don't use decongestant spray it actually makes the sinusitis worse.

cocoplops Tue 09-Jul-13 13:01:42

Yes, I've had that. Antibiotics sorted me out.

Tapirbackrider Tue 09-Jul-13 13:03:47

Yes - I've had sinusitis many times and get wicked toothache (but only on one side).

I use an NSAID and pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) to keep it under control; if you are getting really fluorescent coloured gunge then anti-b's are probably needed. Try using menthol crystals in hot water for the decongestant effect.

baldisbeautiful Tue 09-Jul-13 13:11:03

Yes, I went to the Dentist as I was in so much pain - he took an x-ray and showed me my sinuses !! Hope you feel better soon as it's truly horrible.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 13:11:54

Thanks all

valiumredhead Tue 09-Jul-13 14:08:14

Sounds like it. Look at the oil pulling thread-really helps my sinusitissmile

AnythingNotEverything Tue 09-Jul-13 14:19:55

YY to the fluorescent snot - antibiotics required! I had awful pain in my back teeth from sinusitis. See your GP.

ChestyNut Tue 09-Jul-13 16:20:51

Oh gosh yes!

I feel your pain! Half way through a 6 week antibiotic course for recurrent sinusitis.

Steam your head and bean bag heat thingy sometimes eases it a bit.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 17:38:05

Went to the lovely nurse practitioner and got some amoxicillin
FX it works soon
The headache caused by sinus and my screeeeeeeching children is driving me slightly mad.

Jestrin Tue 09-Jul-13 21:02:30

Hopefully you will start feeling better soon flowers

tb Wed 10-Jul-13 15:47:30

Another thing to try is n-acetyl cysteine. It is mucolytic, so splits up the mucous so that it's thinner and so will drain. It's become available on prescription in the last 10 years or so - but the notification was on the back of the statutory instrument that told all the gp's not to work at weekends, so maybe your gp didn't read that far.

Holland+Barrett have it in big jars as a nutritional supplement, in capsules of 600mg. The sachets are 200mg each, and a French pharmacist told me to take 1-2, 2-3 times a day.

I used to have chronic sinusitis until a ventilation operation, and then it began again after dd was born. I discovered nac on holiday in France where they prefer it to antibiotics. Can be given to little ones, too - so we kept dd free from antibiotics for 3 years when she had glue ear.

Sadly, I now live on the edge of 2 weather systems, and when it changes from atlantic to continental and the air pressure alters I get what they call 'climatic sinusitis' - just as painful and horrid as the normal sort.

Good luck!

Could always go on a booze cruise and pick up a dozen boxes or so in cité europe grin

AlexReidsLonelyBraincell Fri 12-Jul-13 09:41:58

I get this, it's hideous.
As if sinus pain wasn't bad enough. sad

Hope you've managed to get some relief now, sometimes antibiotics and sprays are the only way, I used them throughout my pregnancy, mine usually stems from rhinitis so I was prescribed Piriton during pregnancy too, to keep that at bay.

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