• Question about tooth abscess. In desperate need for help/advice!?

    I had a damaged tooth (filling fell out) and i woke up one day in intense pain which later turned to swelling. I went to ER and got prescribed Penicillin VK 500 mg after being told I had an abscess. The swelling continued to grow and got to the point where I went to the dentist. It burst while in the waiting room so they drained it there. I... show more
    I had a damaged tooth (filling fell out) and i woke up one day in intense pain which later turned to swelling. I went to ER and got prescribed Penicillin VK 500 mg after being told I had an abscess. The swelling continued to grow and got to the point where I went to the dentist. It burst while in the waiting room so they drained it there. I finished my penicillin and then went to a free clinic to get other antibiotics like the dentist suggested. I now got prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg. I just started them yesterday. The swelling in my jaw is pretty much gone besides for a lump that isn't painful in my jaw. When I smile though you can see swelling and my face just looks crooked. Also There is green still draining from where it burst. Will the antibiotics get rid of the swelling or is this not going to go away? Also, if the penicillin didn't work would the amoxicillin?
    1 answer · Dental · 7 years ago
  • Birth Control Pill: When is it effective?

    I started my period today and it wil most likely be done before Sunday. It only lasts for about three-four days with spotting sometime. If my period is over BEFORE Sunday, and I take my first pill on Sunday how long will it be before it is effective?
    I started my period today and it wil most likely be done before Sunday. It only lasts for about three-four days with spotting sometime. If my period is over BEFORE Sunday, and I take my first pill on Sunday how long will it be before it is effective?
    1 answer · Women's Health · 8 years ago
  • My upper right eyelid is swollen. Could this be from crying or something else?

    So I have just gotten done crying for the last couple hours and I noticed that my right eye felt funny. I looked in the mirror and the right upper eye lid is swollen and puffy and really freaking me out. What could it be from because earlier it was fine. Yesterday I posted this question and hope that they aren't related: I have a bump that is... show more
    So I have just gotten done crying for the last couple hours and I noticed that my right eye felt funny. I looked in the mirror and the right upper eye lid is swollen and puffy and really freaking me out. What could it be from because earlier it was fine. Yesterday I posted this question and hope that they aren't related: I have a bump that is located right outside my ear canal that has been there for about two days. I have always cleaned my ears with q-tips (gently) but I have gone a very long time without it until the other day. It seems like the next day I had this bump. It is EXTREMELY painful to the touch and even hurts to lay on the right side of my head on a pillow to quickly. It is extremely painful when accidentally touched. I am very worried. I always happen to think things are worse than what they actually are so I hope this is the case because I currently do not have health insurance. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    2 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 8 years ago
  • What should I do about a very painful "bump" just outside my ear canal?

    I have a bump that is located right outside my ear canal that has been there for about two days. I have always cleaned my ears with q-tips (gently) but I have gone a very long time without it until the other day. It seems like the next day I had this bump. It is EXTREMELY painful to the touch and even hurts to lay on the right side of my head on a... show more
    I have a bump that is located right outside my ear canal that has been there for about two days. I have always cleaned my ears with q-tips (gently) but I have gone a very long time without it until the other day. It seems like the next day I had this bump. It is EXTREMELY painful to the touch and even hurts to lay on the right side of my head on a pillow to quickly. It is extremely painful when accidentally touched. I am very worried. I always happen to think things are worse than what they actually are so I hope this is the case because I currently do not have health insurance. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    4 answers · Other - General Health Care · 8 years ago
  • Is Carmine the same at Red #40 in food, beverages, etc?

    I can't seem to find a correct answer using google. The closet thing I have found was Natural Red #40 but I have been reading ingredients on boxes for years now and never saw it say Natural before Red #40...
    I can't seem to find a correct answer using google. The closet thing I have found was Natural Red #40 but I have been reading ingredients on boxes for years now and never saw it say Natural before Red #40...
    7 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 8 years ago
  • Advice/Opinions on cheating?

    Friday night my boyfriend and I went out to a show in Chicago and we ended up fighting. He didn't tell me we were going so I was upset because I previously stated I didn't want to go to anymore shows for a while since we don't have the money. I ended up leaving and going with my guy friend. I told my boyfriend I may not come back. I... show more
    Friday night my boyfriend and I went out to a show in Chicago and we ended up fighting. He didn't tell me we were going so I was upset because I previously stated I didn't want to go to anymore shows for a while since we don't have the money. I ended up leaving and going with my guy friend. I told my boyfriend I may not come back. I have always been somewhat attracted to my guy friend so we hugged and I held his had for a bit so I wouldn't fall in the snow and half because I wanted to. It seemed like we were about to kiss at one point but I didn't because of my boyfriend. I ended up going back to the show and from that point on until Saturday night when we got home everything was fine. My boyfriend then admitted when I told him my friend almost kissed me that he didn't think kissing was a big deal. Then he told me that a girl kissed him at the show. I then told him I was done with him because he cheated on me. Now there is a lot more to say but I'm going to try to summarize all of it. After this I had him demonstrate the kiss which he first did half on and half off the lips. This later on changed to fully on the lips and lasting for about two seconds. He then said the kiss was mutual and then he admitted he kissed her. His reasoning is because he figured that I was cheating on him with my friend when I left. Also he thought I wasn't coming back and that he was testing himself to see if he really wanted to be with me and if he could get over me. He said he felt extremely guilty. He has cried several times like I have seen no other guy cry. He keeps saying that he loves me and only me and that he regrets it completely. He also admitted that she was decent and I believe he said he was also attracted to her. I don't know what to do or what to think. I don't want to break up with him but I don't know how to handle a situation like this. I trusted him and for the first time when leaving at a show he kissed someone else. He said she was just a random girl and he wanted to see how he would feel. I just feel that I'm not good enough or pretty enough. He keeps telling me that kissing isn't a big deal but that he's not going to kiss anyone else and that he just wants me. Any words of advice?
    11 answers · Singles & Dating · 8 years ago
  • Cracked tooth/filling falling out what to do/expect!?

    I had a bad tooth that has been abscessing on and off for several years now. My dad would take me to the dentist and get me on antibiotics then never take me back to get it fixed. Now that I'm 18 years old I want to do something about it because I need to! This is the NEW issue: I had a filling in that tooth that half had cracked off from.... show more
    I had a bad tooth that has been abscessing on and off for several years now. My dad would take me to the dentist and get me on antibiotics then never take me back to get it fixed. Now that I'm 18 years old I want to do something about it because I need to! This is the NEW issue: I had a filling in that tooth that half had cracked off from. The other day the rest of the filling fell out and I only had the "edges" of the tooth still there. The next morning I bit into bread and one edge was wiggly and cracked off later. It would hurt when drinking hot liquids. Like a zapping feeling. Then today it felt like something was in my teeth so I kept trying to get it out. Then I realized part of my tooth that lays on my gums where filling matter was began to come off. Now on like the "bottom" of my tooth where it meets my gums (in the middle) there is a little dip where I imagine the root is. I can put the tip of my tongue in it. I am terrified because 1. I don't have health insurance because my parents don't. 2. I don't have any money. 3. I am so scared of what can become of it and pain. Any advice of what I should do and how I can keep it clean? How do I go about with the dentist situation?
    2 answers · Dental · 8 years ago
  • How can ketamine/cocaine/ecstasy alter a girls period?

    Recently a friend has come to me out of desperation about missing her period. She has admitted to me that she has frequently been using ketamine, ecstasy, and occasionally cocaine. Her sleep patterns have been drastically changed and she has been sleeping a lot more. She also is under a lot of stress from moving and battling eating issues. Her... show more
    Recently a friend has come to me out of desperation about missing her period. She has admitted to me that she has frequently been using ketamine, ecstasy, and occasionally cocaine. Her sleep patterns have been drastically changed and she has been sleeping a lot more. She also is under a lot of stress from moving and battling eating issues. Her boyfriend and her had sex with condoms except for a few times without but he pulled out. Now her period is eleven days late and she's worried. We have been searching online to find out if any of the things she's been doing recently could have potentially altered her cycle but have found nothing online that's been helping. Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Please, no disrespect - she's already had a great deal of it from quite a few people. Thanks.
    1 answer · Women's Health · 8 years ago
  • How old do you have to be to rent a room at Extended Stay America hotels in Schaumburg, IL?

    I heard that you have to be 21 but in WI you can rent rooms while being 18 years old. Are there any hotels in Northern Illinois I can get and be 18 years old?
    I heard that you have to be 21 but in WI you can rent rooms while being 18 years old. Are there any hotels in Northern Illinois I can get and be 18 years old?
    6 answers · Chicago · 9 years ago
  • What are some cheap hotels to stay at for around a month in Illinois?

    My boyfriend and I are currently trying to find a hotel that isn't expensive to stay in Illinois. We're currently by Joliet but the location doesn't matter. We just need somewhere to stay for a month until we can get things situated. Websites would greatly be appreciated.
    My boyfriend and I are currently trying to find a hotel that isn't expensive to stay in Illinois. We're currently by Joliet but the location doesn't matter. We just need somewhere to stay for a month until we can get things situated. Websites would greatly be appreciated.
    1 answer · Chicago · 9 years ago
  • Cheek piercing possibly nesting/swelling?

    I've had my cheek piercings nest in the beginning but now my right one appears to be nesting again. I have had them pierced since June 1st so it has been about five and a half months. The right one seems to be going a little bit into my cheek and lymph (liquid) is coming out. I do not currently have any longer jewelry to put in. Is there... show more
    I've had my cheek piercings nest in the beginning but now my right one appears to be nesting again. I have had them pierced since June 1st so it has been about five and a half months. The right one seems to be going a little bit into my cheek and lymph (liquid) is coming out. I do not currently have any longer jewelry to put in. Is there anything I can do to bring the potential swelling down and keep it from nesting? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    2 answers · Other - Skin & Body · 9 years ago
  • I have a drug test tomorrow - I am not a frequent smoker and it's been about two weeks since smoking...?

    I am not a frequent smoker. I actually didn't smoke weed for years until recently I smoked about five times in the past month. It's been about two weeks since my last time smoking and I didn't even smoke much. Today at 8:45am I have a drug test and I am beyond freaking out. I really need this job and I just drank a full glass of... show more
    I am not a frequent smoker. I actually didn't smoke weed for years until recently I smoked about five times in the past month. It's been about two weeks since my last time smoking and I didn't even smoke much. Today at 8:45am I have a drug test and I am beyond freaking out. I really need this job and I just drank a full glass of water and half a jar of pickle juice (heard it helps), but am still freaking out. Will I have to drink a lot of water or what can I do? Should I be fine? Please no rude answers.
    6 answers · Other - Health · 9 years ago
  • I suddenly got sick and I'm really scared. This is what happened and what could be wrong. PLEASE HELP?

    Wednesday at about 9:30pm I started getting really sick. I was shivering and felt cold and had a headache. My friend stopped to get me something for my headache and also some coffee and water. When I went in to go to the bathroom I was freezing and could hardly make it. I started to feel light headed. Then 45 minutes later we stopped somewhere else... show more
    Wednesday at about 9:30pm I started getting really sick. I was shivering and felt cold and had a headache. My friend stopped to get me something for my headache and also some coffee and water. When I went in to go to the bathroom I was freezing and could hardly make it. I started to feel light headed. Then 45 minutes later we stopped somewhere else and I felt like I had to throw up but couldn't. I then made myself throw up and that made me feel a little better...but not for long. When we got back to his house I was freezing and could hardly walk. I layed in bed with a blanket covering me shaking so badly it freaked me out. He said that I was burning up but I just kept shivering because everytime I took the blanket off of me I felt like I was freezing. That went on for the whole night. I woke up Thursday morning without the shivering but all the other symptoms. I then went home and into the bathtub which I layed in for about two hours. I got out and went to my room and slept for about 5 hours only to wake up for about an hour and fall back asleep. Each time I woke up I was covered in sweat and shakey and very light headed. I even woke up this morning and feel the same expect I feel more functional but still light headed/dizzy/numbness/pain in my sides/hard to keep my eyes open wide... Now what could be wrong? 1. I am a vegetarian of about 7 years. My friend made me dinner yesterday but without meat but he cooked it in the same pan next to the food WITH the meat. It was all in one dish. If he had accidently grabbed me a part with a little meat would this happen? 2. I was also on my period and using tampons and I always seem to forget to only leave them in for 8 hours. Or could it be something else? PLEASE HELP
    2 answers · Other - Health · 9 years ago
  • I had sex and the condom slipped off and into me for a few days!?

    I had sex on Sunday and a few days later I was going to the bathroom and I heard a plunk in the toilet and noticed a condom fell off!! What are the chances of getting pregnant from having a condom slip off inside of me? I can't take Plan B
    I had sex on Sunday and a few days later I was going to the bathroom and I heard a plunk in the toilet and noticed a condom fell off!! What are the chances of getting pregnant from having a condom slip off inside of me? I can't take Plan B
    3 answers · Women's Health · 9 years ago
  • Cheek dimple piercings: My outer ball keeps sliding into my cheek!?

    I got my cheeks pierced on the first and it's now the sixth. My left cheek is totally fine but the right one is not! the ball for it on the outside (the visible one) keeps going into my cheek. I can't notice any visible swelling but it's freaking me out. Also, the hole is getting bigger. Is this normal? I am going into the shop... show more
    I got my cheeks pierced on the first and it's now the sixth. My left cheek is totally fine but the right one is not! the ball for it on the outside (the visible one) keeps going into my cheek. I can't notice any visible swelling but it's freaking me out. Also, the hole is getting bigger. Is this normal? I am going into the shop today to get it looked at but what should I expect? Will it be okay? Has anyone else had this issue with cheek piercings?
    2 answers · Other - Skin & Body · 9 years ago
  • How do i know if my rat has bumblefoot?

    I got him a few months ago from a girl and he's 2 years old. She had him in a hamster cage and I have been trying to get a job to get him a bigger cage. I didn't know how small the cage was until I got him. Yesterday my mom gave me the cage for her ferrets that has wire bottoms and I have heard of bumblefoot and how that can come about... show more
    I got him a few months ago from a girl and he's 2 years old. She had him in a hamster cage and I have been trying to get a job to get him a bigger cage. I didn't know how small the cage was until I got him. Yesterday my mom gave me the cage for her ferrets that has wire bottoms and I have heard of bumblefoot and how that can come about from a wired cage. He stayed in it over night and this morning i put cardboard and cut up old fabric in it. I have never looked at his feet until to day and I'm a little freaked out. 1. What are the bottoms of my rats feet supposed to look like? 2.Should there be little bumps on the bottom of my rats feet? I can't really see his hands but I've never noticed anything before. Could he have bumblefoot?! I'm freaking out so badly and starting to cry at just the thought of him having it. Please help my rat and I..I love him so much and I hope he's okay.
    4 answers · Rodents · 9 years ago
  • My instant messengers work but I cannot connect to my internet browser!?

    It's an acer laptop and we got at&t internet. My yahoo and msn messengers connect no problem but when I open up Internet Explore it says it cannot display the webpage and I can click a button to see if my internet is "disconnected". When I do this is says it finds no problems and my net is connected. What can I do to make it work?
    It's an acer laptop and we got at&t internet. My yahoo and msn messengers connect no problem but when I open up Internet Explore it says it cannot display the webpage and I can click a button to see if my internet is "disconnected". When I do this is says it finds no problems and my net is connected. What can I do to make it work?
    2 answers · Other - Internet · 9 years ago
  • State of WI Drivers License steps if over 18 with no previous classes?

    I turned 18 recently and I wanted to get my drivers license but I don't know where to start. I have never had any previous classes or anything. Can I just go take a drivers test or do I need to have a certain license before getting a drivers license?
    I turned 18 recently and I wanted to get my drivers license but I don't know where to start. I have never had any previous classes or anything. Can I just go take a drivers test or do I need to have a certain license before getting a drivers license?
    4 answers · Insurance & Registration · 9 years ago
  • Help with math. If I go 4,875┬ámiles and have to pay 3 for a gallon for a car how much will the trip cost?

    I have to do this for one of my classes on a vacation package I planned and am a bit confused. I travel 4,875 Miles and I have to calculate cost of gas for a: Car (3 dollars a gallon) RV (5 dollars a gallon) Pick up truck (16 miles to the gallon) Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thank you.
    I have to do this for one of my classes on a vacation package I planned and am a bit confused. I travel 4,875 Miles and I have to calculate cost of gas for a: Car (3 dollars a gallon) RV (5 dollars a gallon) Pick up truck (16 miles to the gallon) Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thank you.
    1 answer · Mathematics · 9 years ago