I'm a firm believer in the old ' learn something new every day." I figure that if I pay attention and commit it to memory, I can the go play on the computer!! Today's was so useful I thought I'd share with any of you who have allergy problems.
My allergies have long been horrible -- to the point of managing around them during parts of the year. I vacuum often, wash the bedspread once or twice a week, etc. I stopped taking the desensitization shots about 5 years ago because of work conflicts, and am back a square one with suffering.
Over the last several weeks, I thought I was losing a tooth -- one that was crowned about 2 years ago. Not happy about that at all and the discomfort was really annoying. Went to the dentist's office, got X-rayed, etc. No problem with any of the teeth near the pain area. It continued to bother me so much that I actually got a second dental opinion. Same results, EXCEPT this second dentist understands physiology! He asked about what I'm taking for my allergies and I told him which antihistamine.
He advised that I also need to take a decongestant if I start having dental pain during allergy season. Seems the action of the decongestant reduces the swelling deep in the recesses of your sinuses and Eustachian tubes, etc. When these tissues are swollen, it can result in pressure on nerves or ligaments in the area and feels like -- dull toothache pain!
I bought some 30 mg Sudafed (which required lots of personal information being surrendered), took one, and am actually starting to get some relief!
Ya' learn something new every day!
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