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Am I allergic to Clindamycin?

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Posted by: mikecruz  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I started having a toothache last week. The other day, my gum under my partially impacted wisdom tooth on the lower right side swelled up and it was very painful. The dentist gave me Clindamycin. When I took it, my body became hot. I felt very uncomfortable. My dentist was out yesterday and today. I already stopped taking the medicine and I am worried now because of the infection in my mouth. I have been rinsing with salt water. What else can I do for now for the infection? I have been trying to call my dentist but he is not answering. Thank you in advance for any answers.
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Dentist
Hello,

I started having a toothache last week. The other day, my gum under my partially impacted wisdom tooth on the lower right side swelled up and it was very painful. The dentist gave me Clindamycin. When I took it, my body became hot. I felt very uncomfortable. My dentist was out yesterday and today. I already stopped taking the medicine and I am worried now because of the infection in my mouth. I have been rinsing with salt water. What else can I do for now for the infection? I have been trying to call my dentist but he is not answering. Thank you in advance for any answers.


Many people cannot tolerate Clindamycin. For that reason it is often not the first antibiotic prescribed. A backup plan might be to switch over to Amoxycillin 500mg. You can supplement this by squirting hydrogen peroxide down under the inflamed gums via an irrigation syringe. You dentist can show you how to do this. As soon as it is quiet, get the surgery done.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 9 years ago
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