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Old 26th December 2011, 13:04   #1021
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Hyderabad is getting a little cold.

In the morning when I cycle to office, I am having a little difficulty breathing.
When I inhale a little too deeply from my nose, there is a pinching pain behind my right eye.
It hurts.

So I need to breathe in via my mouth. I dont like doing that as my method while cycling is breathe in via nose and breathe out via my mouth.

I think this is a sinus inflammation. Any suggestions to open up my Cold Air Intake system.
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Old 26th December 2011, 19:25   #1022
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Dear dentists on team-bhp, I have a tooth problem here, I pulled out a deeply stuck food particle in my upper molar tooth and ever since then, my tooth hurts when i chew something and it doesn't hurt otherwise.

I have a good dental history and my teeth are healthy without any signs of decay or blackening.

I've been chewing on clove and rinsing my mouth with salt water upon my medical-student-friend's advice.

Should i let it pass or should i see a dentist putting aside my phobia of dentists?
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Old 26th December 2011, 19:39   #1023
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To gastro/ENT doctors (not sure who to go to) on the forum, I need help with a persisting sore throat condition (almost 2 years now) that seems to have snowballed somehow into gastritis. An ayurvedic doctor insists it's candida, a regular doctor insists it is gastritis. I can't put further details on the forum due to personal reasons.

An online consultation is highly appreciated, but I'd love it if I could visit one of you personally (in Hyderabad) and get consulted. It needn't be free, just need a listening ear and some 30 minutes of patience. Please PM me if you wish to help. Thanks!

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Old 26th December 2011, 21:41   #1024
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I think this is a sinus inflammation. Any suggestions to open up my Cold Air Intake system.
how about a woolen muffler .

If you are careful to breathe out into a cavity, you can avoid condensation problem while doing so.
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Dear dentists on team-bhp, I have a tooth problem here, I pulled out a deeply stuck food particle in my upper molar tooth and ever since then, my tooth hurts when i chew something and it doesn't hurt otherwise.

I have a good dental history and my teeth are healthy without any signs of decay or blackening.

I've been chewing on clove and rinsing my mouth with salt water upon my medical-student-friend's advice.

Should i let it pass or should i see a dentist putting aside my phobia of dentists?
There could be a cavity on the side of the tooth which is not visible to you. Please visit a dentist before it snowballs into a root canal treatment.

Cloves are meant to add flavoring to food; so let it be used that way.
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He doesn't do it all the time. He will be watching TV normally at first. After 10 minutes or so, he will sub-consciously starts looking from the side.
Shouldnt be a problem, keep a watch on whether both his eyes look in the same direction and that there is no squint.
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Old 27th December 2011, 13:27   #1027
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Cloves are meant to add flavoring to food; so let it be used that way.
Not meaning to discuss herbal medicine in this thread, but, clove like mint, has a local-anaesthetic effect.

I'm sure you'd agree that whether the anaesthetic comes out of a herb packet or a tube, that it will only temporarily hide the problem, and can't cure it.
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Should i let it pass or should i see a dentist putting aside my phobia of dentists?
As an unqualified patient (no wait... as a patient I am very experienced!) I say, visiting your dentist when problems are still minor is the best way to overcome your phobia: waiting until they are major is the best way to increase it!
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Not meaning to discuss herbal medicine in this thread, but, clove like mint, has a local-anaesthetic effect.
Yes, there are double blind studies proving the efficacy of clove in dental use.

ScienceDirect - Journal of Dentistry : The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics

Clove (Eugenia aromatica) and clove oil (eugenol) - Zerbo's Health Foods

Tooth Pain - a knol by Noshir R. Mehta
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Dear Dentists,

Are Listerine / Colgate Plax (I use Listerine) good mouthwash products..??
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Old 27th December 2011, 18:05   #1030
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Check him for signs of rickets and also rule out any kidney problem. He should undergo a full pediatric and orthopedic check up. Some blood tests and X rays may be in order.

These are symptoms of a mild disc prolapse which is pressing on your sciatic nerve roots giving rise to radicular pain. You need to get out of the chair and stretch every now and then, avoid bad postures and excessive bending, smoking and take some neurotropics. A radiograph of the spine and a visit to your ortho surgeon would be helpful.

You need to have a proper manometric assessment for this condition. Often, a spinal problem is the culprit rather than chronic compartment syndrome which is more common in athletes. Even so, the surgery is not so complicated and needs two small incisions through which an instrument is inserted to release the compartment. I would still want to rule out any spinal problem.

I would say that it is always better to be safe than sorry. We operate little ones under fluoroscopic control a lot. Doesnt mean we fry their brains. The idea is to assess the risk to benefit ratio. It is very easy for kids to have intracranial bleeds from trivial trauma since the development is not complete. You can have peace of mind from the fact that the CT was normal. Regarding radiation, check the net for the amount of cosmic radiation we all receive or the radiation that we are exposed to during aeroplane flights. Rest easy mate!

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Not meaning to discuss herbal medicine in this thread, but, clove like mint, has a local-anaesthetic effect.

I'm sure you'd agree that whether the anaesthetic comes out of a herb packet or a tube, that it will only temporarily hide the problem, and can't cure it.
We generally dissuade people from using cloves and gum paints since these provide a false sense of relief by masking the symptoms and not treating the cause. So he may temporarily mask his pain while the decay continues and leads to pulp exposure ultimately.

Thus, my statement about cloves.

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@ arrowaby: yes.

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I've been chewing on clove and rinsing my mouth with salt water upon my medical-student-friend's advice.
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Not meaning to discuss herbal medicine in this thread, but, clove like mint, has a local-anaesthetic effect.
From my experience and the experiences of people around me, this was what I was led to believe and felt too, but once I was told by a dentist that though this is effective temporarily to ease out the pain, in most cases, the particles of the soaked up and breaking clove tend to get stuck in the small cavities and cause more pain once the initial effect wears off. Alternative to this without these side effects is the clove oil. Just soak a small piece of cotton with clove oil and bite. As said by the real dentists here, this is only to give a temporary sense of relief, not to cure your dental ailments.
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From my experience and the experiences of people around me, this was what I was led to believe and felt too, but once I was told by a dentist that though this is effective temporarily to ease out the pain, in most cases, the particles of the soaked up and breaking clove tend to get stuck in the small cavities and cause more pain once the initial effect wears off. Alternative to this without these side effects is the clove oil. Just soak a small piece of cotton with clove oil and bite. As said by the real dentists here, this is only to give a temporary sense of relief, not to cure your dental ailments.
To add to this, the clove causes chemical burns to the oral mucosa as well.

Another reason why we do not advocate this is that one person may use the clove for a few days and see a dentist and then get his issue remedied. He will then recommend the clove to ten other people out of which 9 may not go to the dentist and the cycle will continue. This is especially true with gum paints which stops bleeding from gums but the underlying bone destruction continues and only once the teeth are shaking does the patient come to the dentist and by then it is too late.
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Hey Bhpians, really sorry for Hijacking the previous discusson.

I had posted this query sometime back and followed the mentioned suggestion. Just happened to bump into this thread and thought about posting it here as well since I could get lot more help from the experts.

Below is my query:

My Wife has been suffering from Neck/back pain from over 2 month now. She also complains of the pain running through her upper chest. We got pretty much every test including X Ray, ECG, Blood Test done since she was pretty patrified with symptoms. We consulted over 5 Orthos and all of them confirmed that it was nothing serious but a "Common IT Posture' Syndrome.
My Wife works with one of the IT/ITES org as HR and I would probably admit to the fact that she has a very bad posture at work. I even forced her to start off gymming along with me and insisted the trainer to take her through only free hand excercises. Apparently, she is complaining about increasing pain daily.

So Guys, can you please help me with the following :
  • Can anybody suggest the best method of rehab to curb this pain. Can some experts here suggest if my wife should take a break from work for few days if no for some time ?
  • I have not got MRI scan done yet since Doctors confirmed it was not necessary. Can anybody confirm the same or otherwise ?
  • I have started a Physiotherapy session for my wife but she complains about a constant presence/increase in pain. What could be the problem ?
  • The major pain area are the sides of her neck where she has never had any relief from pain in over 2 months.
  • She also complains about her hands going numb with pain soon after she's up in the morning. It seems to subside as she gets more active. What could be the cause for this ?
  • Lastly, we are from south Bangalore and would really appreciate if you experts can suggest a trusted Ortho in and around for consultation.
Request all your input guys since I am finding it really hard to fix this pain my wife is suffering from.

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What she seems to be suffering from is a form of irritation of the nerves called brachialgia which would explain the numbness and pain. She would do well to use a soft cervical collar, a break of 5 minutes after every 30 min at work and take some analgesics. An MRI would be in order to assess the nerve compression. Physio should include short wave diathermy and TENS. Also put her on some neurotropics; any good orthopedist should guide you in all this. I suggest that take a break for a fortnight and go on a long trip and fill us in with the details of the travel later, by which time she should be better!
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