Can Penicillin VK (500mg) treat arthritis pain? Before you say, "no,"
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I had a back molar crack/fracture. This tooth had a previous root canal so, while there was little pain directly from the tooth, an apparent infection set up. The dentist prescribed Penn VK (500mg) to treat it for five days prior to pulling it and another course of five days after the extraction. By the third day of the first course of Penn VK, my
previous rather painful arthritis (diagnosed as "osteoarthritis") in hands, neck, lower back, and hip all but disappeared. Even the redness in my swollen knuckles was reduced. By the fifth day, I totally stopped all NSAIDS and required no Trammadol even though I stepped up my daily walking regimen. However, within a few days of finishing the second course of Penn VK, the pain in all the areas came roaring back. It is now worse than it has ever been. Was the respite from arthritis pain during the Penn VK treatment a coincidence or did it actually treat the cause of the arthritis pain?