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Update on my long term fistula- it's actually healing!!!

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Posted by: Jennifermurdock  (3 years ago)
At least I think it is! I'm not sure if it's because I've been using neem toothpowder for a couple of months, but it seems to be getting better! For years it was constantly discharging pus (yuck), but the amount is much smaller than it's ever been. The only thing (besides diet- I've been on the WAPF diet for a few years too) that I've been doing differently is using neem bark toothpowder. I recently added some neem leaf to the toothpowder since it didn't seem strong enough. BUT, it seems to be going away!

The fistula is still there, but the amount of stuff it emits is so much less. Just before I noticed this, it got inflamed and discharged a bunch of stuff. Then, it started going away (less stuff). Staying away from sugar, processed flour products and eating lots of healthy fats from grass fed animals and eggs from pastured hens has also helped me get rid of other health problems I was getting.

Another thing that I started doing was eating seaweed, which could be another thing that may be helping as well. I think I may have hypothyroidism (I did symptom checkers and it pointed to that), and as long as I eat a TBSP a day my energy levels are way better than before! In fact, the other day I was so tired and felt nauseated, and I think it was due to not eating the seaweed for a few days. I attribute my thyroid problems to dental radiation 2 X a year from age 5 till I was old enough to not go to the dentist anymore in my teens.
So, if you are all having problems with your teeth, I heartily recommend starting to brush with neem bark tooth powder. I got mine from neem tree farms, but they may also sell it in health food stores.
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At least I think it is! I'm not sure if it's because I've been using neem toothpowder for a couple of months, but it seems to be getting better! For years it was constantly discharging pus (yuck), but the amount is much smaller than it's ever been. The only thing (besides diet- I've been on the WAPF diet for a few years too) that I've been doing differently is using neem bark toothpowder. I recently added some neem leaf to the toothpowder since it didn't seem strong enough. BUT, it seems to be going away!

The fistula is still there, but the amount of stuff it emits is so much less. Just before I noticed this, it got inflamed and discharged a bunch of stuff. Then, it started going away (less stuff). Staying away from sugar, processed flour products and eating lots of healthy fats from grass fed animals and eggs from pastured hens has also helped me get rid of other health problems I was getting.

Another thing that I started doing was eating seaweed, which could be another thing that may be helping as well. I think I may have hypothyroidism (I did symptom checkers and it pointed to that), and as long as I eat a TBSP a day my energy levels are way better than before! In fact, the other day I was so tired and felt nauseated, and I think it was due to not eating the seaweed for a few days. I attribute my thyroid problems to dental radiation 2 X a year from age 5 till I was old enough to not go to the dentist anymore in my teens.
So, if you are all having problems with your teeth, I heartily recommend starting to brush with neem bark tooth powder. I got mine from neem tree farms, but they may also sell it in health food stores.


All this malarkey means nothing. Fistulas can come and go as the immunity of the host increases and decreases. The only way to eliminate the fistula for good is eliminate the source of the bacteria for good.

Posted 3 years ago
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Posted by: Jennifermurdock  (3 years ago)
Well, that IS easier said than done, eh? No $$ for that sort of thing, wouldn't a dentist recommend some sort of oral surgery or something expensive like that? I can't afford to take any time off as it is, no one to 'watch the farm', I've got too many responsibilities unfortunately.
Also, regarding my information about diet changes, that HAS improved my health greatly, so it's not a bunch of 'malarkey' as you so kindly put it. So, what do you suggest? I've got an open mind....
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Well, that IS easier said than done, eh? No $$ for that sort of thing, wouldn't a dentist recommend some sort of oral surgery or something expensive like that? I can't afford to take any time off as it is, no one to 'watch the farm', I've got too many responsibilities unfortunately.
Also, regarding my information about diet changes, that HAS improved my health greatly, so it's not a bunch of 'malarkey' as you so kindly put it. So, what do you suggest? I've got an open mind....


The origin of the infection must be found, and removed. Usually this means a root canal or extraction; sometimes it means gum treatment. Otherwise you may end up in the hospital. And you will miss work if you end up in the hospital. Whether you have a zillion dollars or no dollars does not change that fact. Another thing you miss is whether you SEE a fistula or not, the origin of the infection is seeding the venous plexus and showering the rest of your bloodstream with bacteria.
Posted 3 years ago
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Posted by: Jennifermurdock  (3 years ago)
(Sigh) Well, my quandary besides having kids and a farm to run (with no one to mind the store-literally), well that's really the crux of the matter, besides the financial inability to pay, and I'm not a freeloader so I don't want to accept charity. I have had this infection for about 4 years, and am trying everything I can think of (short of dental interventions) to stop it. Do they do root canals if the tooth itself is gone? Would doing a simple root canal get rid of the infection? I've heard of adverse reactions to root canals. Are there people that have had abscesses for a long time and had no adverse reactions? Or, any who have lived to tell the tale? Or do they all end up with either another bodily infection, endocarditis or some brain abscess?
Thank you for your expertise on this, I do appreciate it a lot. :)
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Hi, I understand your concern. Fistula after tooth extraction - is an infrequent complication. It is usually accompanied by the presence of purulent process is not recognized in the gum tissue, jaw or sinuses. T here are a number of different techniques used to seal this fistula, but the main point to achieve is a watertight seal so no saliva from the mouth gains access to the sinus during the healing period. That is why, now and after the surgery, no blowing of your nose is important to break any developing or surgically created seal. Also, if you sneeze, make sure to keep your mouth open fully to reduce any sinus pressure. If you are having a dental fistula, then, should see dentist first to get his/her opinion on basic treatment. Depending on the progress, you should then, seen oral surgeon. Hope this answers your query.
Posted 3 years ago
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