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Toothache with asthma attack??

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I can't find anything on the forums. I'm 17 and have asthma. It's fairly mild and almost entirely exercise induced. However, every time I have an asthma attack, I get this horrible pain in my bottom front teeth which goes away at about the same time as the chest pain. I can't go to the doctor about this, and I don't think it's that big of a deal, but I was hoping maybe someone else had this symptom or knew why this happens to me.

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  • K8sMom2002

    Hi, Theo … hugs on not being able to get a doctor's advice on this. I will say that if it were me, I would seek a doctor's advice on it.

    Chest pain, even with asthma and especially during and right after exercise, can be caused by a lot of different things — referred pain from your diaphragm, costachondritis (an inflammation of the chest wall), a reaction to your asthma medications, or cardiac issues. Jaw pain can be referred (kind of like an error message — the cause is somewhere else, but it's triggering nerves in your jaw). 

    Since you're experiencing pain in your jaw (which would include your bottom front teeth) that comes and goes with the chest pain, it's important to rule out more serious possibilities. 

    Really, only a doctor can help you figure this out. 

    If money or insurance is an issue, have you checked out your area to see if there are community health clinics that operate on a sliding scale? You can plug in your location in this .

  • Melissa G

    I agree with Cynthia, you need to check in with your doctor to make sure there isn't any underlying causes for the pain.

  • K8sMom2002

    Theo, thought about you when a friend mentioned a toothache … did you ever get to the bottom of your toothache mystery?