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Which over the counter medicine, reduces swelling? Ibuprofin or acetiminophin ?
Have a swollen gum near a bad tooth. 2 weeks to dentist. Help.
                     




amber
Ibuprofen. It is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory agent.


Xyso
Ibuprofen (Motrin) is an anti-inflammatory and should reduce the pain and swelling.
I'm not a doctor but I will remind you that taking 4 200mg tables (over-the-counter strength) is the exact same thing as taking 1 800mg tablet that the dr. prescribes.
However, you must assume any risk of doing that without a dr.'s advice.


Cutie
most hospitals give Ibuprophine to help and put ice on it to releave the swelling also


chilerin
Ibuprofen is considered anti-inflammatory.


confucius
ibuprofen reduces the swelling i get in my right knee.and takes away the pain.so i would go with that.


MONTYGEM
Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory so it would probably be best but it'd probably be a good idea to ask your pharmacist.


Nebula D
I'm a dentist.

Neither. While ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (i.e. NSAID), it is not suitable for reducing swelling. It is suitable for controlling inflammation.

A swollen "gum" caused by a bad tooth is an infection, the source of which (i.e. the nerve of the tooth) must be removed. You might also need to be placed on antibiotics.


Amy P
ibuprofen


LittleSucker
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Tylenol will only help with the pain, not swelling.
Any NSAID will help you out --- Naproxen, Ibuprofen, etc.


Bear Naked
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The swelling is probably caused by an infection. OTC swelling reducers will be ineffectual. Get antibiotics from the emergency services.


youknowwho
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Ibuprofin


mrchinlersir
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Ibuprofen will help to reduce the swelling, acetaminophen does not block COX-2, so it is not anti-inflammatory. Remember to swallow it, as just holding the pill up to your tooth doesn't work (and idiots have killed their gums doing that with aspirin)


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