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I've had abscesses before, usually it's this one tooth right at the back. Anyway, Friday just gone, I had a toothache in one of my front top teeth which I put down to being headbutted by my youngest :-\\
But Saturday I was in so much pain I thought something bad was about to happen! I didn't eat and was alternating paracetemol and ibuprofen 2 hourly all day until I slept so I can say for sure I overdosed. This also carried on yesterday but by then the entire left half of my face had swollen up so much I actually looked like an extra from planet of the apes
I spent most of yesterday laying on the sofa close to tears, I'd never had an abscess that hurt this much before so I wasn't much fun. And the kids, the poor kids, I must've frightened them. I frightened myself if I'm honest.
Today my partner phoned the doctor and got me in this morning. It's a big-ass abscess. I'm on Amoxicillin, DISPERSIBLE, no less. And despite saying they taste like strawberry, orange and pineapple, they taste like crap.
Couple of questions, When should I expect these antibiotics to kick in? I know 1 day is a bit optimistic :-P
Also, Is it safe to burst this thing myself and carry on with the course of tablets? Because the pressure is blocking my sinuses and giving me a headache and sometimes I've even been seeing double. I can't take this any more!
From sore gob!
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