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How To Ease Tooth Pain Until You Can Get To The Dentist

Toothaches can be pretty miserable. If you have toothache it is hard to eat or drink or do anything else with your mouth. These things only push the pain farther so that it is almost unbearable. Unfortunately though, you have to eat and drink to stay alive. It is not like you can just stop because you have a toothache. People will go months or even years with bad teeth sometimes before they make it to the dentist. Maybe you do not have enough money right then to pay for it. Maybe you hate the dentist so you would rather live with the pain then to have to go to the dentist. Neverheless, it is very important that you make and appointment and go. If you can not get there right away, here are some things you can do to ease the pain during the time period before you make it to the dentist:

One of the most common and most tried ways to ease the pain is by using cloves or clove oil. Cloves are supposedly to work wonders when it comes to easter toothache pain. There are many people who use cloves. All you do is take out a few and put them between your cheek and the infected tooth. Sometimes you will have to chew them a little to get their juices flowing. Clove oil can also work well. You have to be careful with clove oil because too much of it can damage your teeth. But if you ask a pharmacist they can give you a safe, over-the-counter type of clover oil that would not be harmful. Both these things will help to ease your toothache pain.

Another thing many people do is take Ibuprophen. Ibuprophen is a great medicine for easing pain, not matter what kind of pain you are in. Just like it works for broken bones and painful bruises, Ibuprophen can help to ease your toothache pains. You obviously do not want to overdose, but there are safe amounts to take. If you want extra pain relief you can also hold a hot pack to your look after you take Ibuprophen. Adding heat will help your toothache to calm and not hurt as bad. Combined with Ibuprophen your teeth should do really well.

Something else that people will use is garlic. They use garlic cloves and such in the same way they use other cloves. They chew on them or just hold them in their mouths. Obviously not every option will work for everyone and this is one of those that does not always work for everyone, but it is a great idea to try if you are having pretty bad tooth pain.

The last thing that may help and usually works for other people is salt water. Salt water cleans out and disinfects the tooth. It may ache at first but after a few minutes the salt water should ease the pain. If none of these things work for you there are …

Cat Eye Health Issues and Treatment Options

As a cat owner, it is important for you to promote good cat eye health by knowing what a healthy eye looks like as opposed to an eye with a defect. The eye should be clear and bright with the area around the eyeball showing white. If you see red inner lids, discharge, cloudiness, dullness, tear-stained fur around the eye or the "third lid" coming over the eye, you are seeing symptoms of illness in the eye. You need to have your vet examine your cat's eye to determine the cause.

One of the most common issues with cat eye health is conjunctivitis. This is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the inner lining of the lid and the white of the eye. Conjunctivitis can be a result of allergies or infections by viruses, bacteria, or fungus. One of the viral infections that will cause chronic recurrences is herpes. If the condition is caused by infection, it can be spread to other cats, so you should keep your cat away from others until you know what the cause is and can clear up infection. Infection can also occur if the cat has been in a fight or accident that caused an ulceration of the cornea. Most likely the vet will prescribe an ophthalmic ointment to treat infection.

Overly watery eyes is another common eye problem for cats. Typically, this is an inherited defect in which the tear duct is blocked causing over teething.

Much like humans, cats can also develop cataracts and glaucoma. Cloudiness of the lens, or cataracts, usually starts in older cats just like in older humans. Occasionally, you may have to ask your vet to surgically remove the cataract to help your act remain active and able to see. If fluid is not draining from the eye properly, the cat can also develop the serious eye condition called glaucoma. This disease involves too much pressure on the inside of the eye.

If the vet prescribes eye drops, you will need to know how to manage them properly. First, clean the eye of any discharge. You may need someone to help hold your cat on its side. Use one hand to hold the eye open has you use the other to squeeze the drops into the eye. Make sure the tip of the bottle does NOT touch the eye or surrounding surfaces since it will contaminate the bottle with the infection. Once you have the drops in, allow the cat to blink so that it spreads the medicine over the entire surface of the eye.

Ointment may be a little more difficult to apply. Again, start by using a moist cotton ball or cloth to clean the eye and surrounding area. With the help of an assistant, restrain your cat on its side. While holding the eye open, you will need to keep the tube parallel to the lower lid squeezing the ointment along the edge of the eye. Usually, it needs to be a line about …