Oil Pulling to Replace Antibiotics?
I've been reading your comments and suggestions on health issues and oil pulling. Thank you for publishing all your Q&A's. I recently had an impacted wisdom tooth pulled that had a cyst around it about the size of a thumb. The oral surgeon said that the molar next to it might have been damaged at the roots so he said that it might or might need to come out as well and he'll decide while he is doing surgery. I was under general anesthesia and when I woke up he said that one of the roots of the last molar was damaged from the cyst and he had to pull it out. Mind you, I have very nice white and straight teeth and only 2 ceramic fillings and never had braces. That was on Nov 20th. I went in for a follow up check up and everything was healing well and the stitches had dissolved and I was off of the antibiotic, cephalexin. On Dec. 15th I decided to start oil pulling (EV coconut oil and and EV olive oil) once a day in the morning. On the third day of oil pulling the surgery site had become inflamed and my lymph nodes were swollen. I called the oral surgeon, I told him it was swollen and green pus was coming out. I didn't tell him that I was oil pulling.' He put me on cephalexin (7 day course) again and I just saw him this morning and he wants me to continue the antibiotic for 3 weeks more to ensure I've killed off any infection as the there is no hole and the site is closed now. I've been taking the antibiotic for almost a week now and have stopped the oil pulling. My question is can I just stop the antibiotic after this 7 day course and start oil pulling. I'm concerned that I'm going to have reoccurring infections on this area. I have no way of knowing if food/bacteria is under my gum and I'll have problems in that area all the time now. Any suggestions as to what I should do?
I just had a baby Sept 24th and I am exclusively breastfeeding her. Now that I am reading more of your posts, I'm wondering if I had a herx effect? I'm so worried about any damage I might have cause my baby girl by me being on the antibiotic. And I've had extremely itching skin since the first round of antibiotic...fungus?