Penicillin and the Dentist
February 3, 2011 by · 7 Comments
So, a few months back I went to the dentist and needed a filling. Not too bad right? Well after it was done my tooth was really sensitive and I went back… he adjust the feeling. Still…no big deal. Still bothered me, but through the Christmas holidays I just couldn’t find time to go… plus who LIKES going to the dentist?? Well…it hurts so bad when I drink anything cold I finally went today. After all kinds of x rays and examinations and measurements and everything else the dentist had no clue (he found this kinda fun…he’s the kinda doctor who LOVES challenges, super great dentist)
Soo… after looking online he seems to think it is a realllllllllly tiny fracture that doesn’t show up on x rays. So he prescribes penicillin as it is safe for me to take while breastfeeding. Until I told him that I had never taken it because both my parents are allergic to it. Well after researching all this medicine he comes to the conclusion that penicillin is the only thing I can take to help me…and since I have never taken it to know for sure if I’m allergic, he wants to find out! Which is fine with me cause I hate explaining all the time.. “well I don’t know if I’m allergic I’ve just never taken it.” So I was game. I know the side effects I read the label. But there was one that stuck out to me. Soo… if I’m not on the blog world I am either at the emergency room getting an epi shot OR …brace yourself and scroll down…
my tongue could look like this……………………………………………………………
Black Hairy Tongue is an allergic reaction to penicillin. I think i would rather get rushed to the ER and get the epi shot.
So I will be praying this does not happen!