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Old 01-14-2018, 05:28 PM  
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Hi Melly,

I've been away ... sorry for the delay.

Did you see the oral surgeon? What was his diagnosis and did he perform any debridement of the sockets? How is the area healing at this point?

Costochondritis.... can be very painful, I get it from time to time also. Mine is the result of a car accident many years ago. Over exercising or exercising when I'm stressed, cold or tired usually kicks it off for me. What is the origin of yours and what do you think set it off? Where do you feel the pain mostly?

I cannot advice you about the prednisone. I can only say that I am not a fan of prednisone for many reasons and personally would not take it for any reason. Instead, I supplement with himalayan turmeric, and increase my Vit D3, C, and calcium until I feel better. I use a Arnica homeopathic remedy 4 times a day in between meals until the pain is gone.

I also up my water intake. I often apply arnica cream to the areas that hurt and sometimes add some magnesium cream or icy hot menthol to it. If it's really acting up in my lower rib cage, I have a rib cage wrap that I use over the cream or you can use a wide ace bandage. The wrap has velcro so it stays closed. If it is my upper ribs, then I apply a moist heat pack over the cream to help it penetrate.

Again, sorry for the delay in my reply.

Originally Posted by Mellymc22 View Post
Hi there! I'm having a lot of costochondritis pain and my doctor has prescribed prednisone. It has now been one month since my extraction and I wanted to know if it was safe to take? I had heard steroids can really mess with dental surgeries and cause complications. Thank you so much!

***I have been in the dental profession for over 3 decades. I am an educator, trainer and extensively experienced in chair side assisting and dental radiography. The information that I provide here is my opinion based on my professional experience and is not meant to be taken as medical advice.***
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