Best OTC painkillers?

Got toothache, very grumpy.

Taking Solpadeine, Paramol...

Anything better out there?

Or even cheaper variants of the above that still do the same job?

Cheers!

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Extra strength Ibuprofen with paracetamol.

take 2 Solpadeine and 2 ibuprofen and that the best your going to get mate,
had killer toothache when on holiday i feel your pain.

Neurofen works for me. :thumbsup:

Nurofen Plus and Solphadine Max are the strongest that you can get otc.....hope you feel better soon :).

also you could try chewing a few cloves and a few shots of whiskey if your desperate

Clove oil.

ibuprofen and paracetamol are ok to take together, so 2 of each and some clove oil is the best you can probably do till you can see a dentist.

best thing for a tooth ache is orajel dental gel it numbs the tooth like when you have been dentist you buy it in chemist about £4.00 its only a little tube but its really good

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phatboy123;4746743

also you could try chewing a few cloves and a few shots of whiskey if … also you could try chewing a few cloves and a few shots of whiskey if your desperate



Does chewing cloves work?

Reason I ask is, I thought 'twas only clove oil (which I have none), but I do have some dried cloves....

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Oh, and how long am I realistically going to survive with a massive abscess?

grex9101;4746993

Oh, and how long am I realistically going to survive with a massive … Oh, and how long am I realistically going to survive with a massive abscess?


put some salt in some warm water then rinse mouth out every hour it does seem to ease the pain or call a doctor he will give you some antibiotics had to do this for oh

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ttwcd;4747053

put some salt in some warm water then rinse mouth out every hour it does … put some salt in some warm water then rinse mouth out every hour it does seem to ease the pain or call a doctor he will give you some antibiotics had to do this for oh



I kinda "self prescribed" some amoxycillin, 2x250mg 3 times a day. Hoping that clears it up. No harm in doubling up with some salty water too

grex9101;4747087

I kinda "self prescribed" some amoxycillin, 2x250mg 3 times a day. Hoping … I kinda "self prescribed" some amoxycillin, 2x250mg 3 times a day. Hoping that clears it up. No harm in doubling up with some salty water too



try and get the oragel in its really good i always keep a tube in last year my son had an mishap to his two front teeth broke the tooth nerves were open the only thing that kept the pain under control was the oragel

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ttwcd;4747149

try and get the oragel in its really good i always keep a tube in last … try and get the oragel in its really good i always keep a tube in last year my son had an mishap to of his two front teeth broke the nerves were open the only thing that kept the pain under control was the oragel



Will do, anything helps! :thumbsup:

good luck hope you feel better

grex9101;4746993

Oh, and how long am I realistically going to survive with a massive … Oh, and how long am I realistically going to survive with a massive abscess?



I went for 2 years with an absyss a few years ago, hate going to the dentist, i would religiously take between 6-8 Nurofen + every day for it, (this isnt very nice) it eventually would come to a head on my gum that would pop occasionally (told you it wasnt very nice), i was walking to work one day when i had a terrible pain in my stomach, i had to run to work to go to the loo and was passing blood, had to go to hospital and have a tube both ends, doc told me it was a burst blood vessell in my stomach that was caused by the nurofen thinning my blood and waekening my blood vessels, cant take them now at all,

I ended up in hospital due to the absyss, also had to have my tooth removed as i went so long that it destroyed the root of my back tooth and couldnt be saved, and had to be probed by a doctor (which isnt very pleasant:oops:

So theres a moral in there:)

Dont put it off, go to the dentist!!!! i wish i had,

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clondikemike;4747310

I went for 2 years with an absyss a few years ago, hate going to the … I went for 2 years with an absyss a few years ago, hate going to the dentist, i would religiously take between 6-8 Nurofen + every day for it, (this isnt very nice) it eventually would come to a head on my gum that would pop occasionally (told you it wasnt very nice), i was walking to work one day when i had a terrible pain in my stomach, i had to run to work to go to the loo and was passing blood, had to go to hospital and have a tube both ends, doc told me it was a burst blood vessell in my stomach that was caused by the nurofen thinning my blood and waekening my blood vessels, cant take them now at all, I ended up in hospital due to the absyss, also had to have my tooth removed as i went so long that it destroyed the root of my back tooth and couldnt be saved, and had to be probed by a doctor (which isnt very pleasant:oops:So theres a moral in there:)Dont put it off, go to the dentist!!!! i wish i had,



2 YEARS?!!!??

I'm shocked, and a little bit in awe!

I read somewhere archaeologists had found a body of someone who had died a long time ago - from an tooth abscess! That really freaked me out. :-D

yeah I had one and it moved into my jaw and i got an abscess in my neck. I couldn't eat or sleep and had trouble breathing the pain was soo bad never experienced anything like it. I started getting addicted to codeine based painkillers.......

that's when i realized i should really face my fear before i died of blood poisoning

had to have an operation to clean out my jaw bone and under my face and had a tooth removed, best thing i ever did. please don't let it get worse, trust me its just not worth it.

still hate dentists though lol

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yes you can chew on cloves with same effect as using clove oil

grex9101;4747354

2 YEARS?!!!??I'm shocked, and a little bit in awe!I read somewhere … 2 YEARS?!!!??I'm shocked, and a little bit in awe!I read somewhere archaeologists had found a body of someone who had died a long time ago - from an tooth abscess! That really freaked me out. :-D



When you are 25 a healthy diet of beer & nurofen plus can numb the stongest of pain, (and an obsessive fear of the dentist)

Couldnt do it now!!

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phatboy123;4747606

yeah I had one and it moved into my jaw and i got an abscess in my neck. … yeah I had one and it moved into my jaw and i got an abscess in my neck. I couldn't eat or sleep and had trouble breathing the pain was soo bad never experienced anything like it. I started getting addicted to codeine based painkillers.......that's when i realized i should really face my fear before i died of blood poisoninghad to have an operation to clean out my jaw bone and under my face and had a tooth removed, best thing i ever did. please don't let it get worse, trust me its just not worth it.still hate dentists though lol-edityes you can chew on cloves with same effect as using clove oil



An OP to clean out your jawbone????

WOW, respect.

grex9101;4747788

An OP to clean out your jawbone????WOW, respect.



lol yeah was messed up, the infection went into the bone and they had to scrape a chunk out of it. cool scar though.

Hope your get better soon man, and dont take too many otc's

Ask your pharmacist for cocodamol 500/8. Generic version of the paracetamol/codeine but a fifth of the branded price.

Solphadol (Co-codomol) only get it from a pharmasist tho. But its still over the counter.

2 of em Knock me out.

Sorry you have toothache, hope it doesn't hurt too much .. ... poor you
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