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Husband has dentures, was brushing mouth and said toothbrush bristol poked the back of his tongue which hurt an bled. and then his throat became sore. hurts to eat and drink. chew motions noticed hoarsness of speech. He consumes beer up to 9 a day, smokes. have given him 500 mg. of amoxicillin 2X daily and mouth rinse. he has been taken for 7 days now and doesnt seem to be helping. also gland on one side of neck is swollen. and mouth an jaw hurts. he is 60 yrs. old. help!

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Alison Beaver

Did your husband go to his primary care physician or walk-in clinic for the antibiotic prescription? If so, did they do a thorough oral exam?

Your husband may need to do a few things:
1. Call the doctor's office who prescribed the medication, and let them know the symptoms are still present, as well as lymph node swelling. If the doctor does not hear back from the patient, s/he will assume symptoms are gone and medication is working!
2. Ask the doctor to be referred to a specialist if needed for ear, nose, throat, so they may do a thorough exam of his mouth and neck for signs of infection or to rule out other conditions.

Let us know how he is doing!

October 30, 2011 - 7:44pm
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