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Rifampin: Tooth Enamel?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Nov 25, 2020 | Replies (10)

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@windwalker

Hi there, and welcome to our group. I am right there with you about wanting to avoid the dentists office. I cancelled my routine cleaning appt that I had two weeks ago. Will just be super diligent with the flossing, etc. I had never heard of RIF causing discoloration to the teeth, but have added it to my notes. I have to ask; are you currently using the inhaled saline (sodium chloride)?

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No, I have no trouble breathing, only a mild cough and abnormal chest CT. The CT was an incidental finding and my pulmonologist followed me x 2 years. He ordered a culture because the CT was worse, and bingo(!) MAC grew out. By then I was feeling pretty sick with chills and productive cough which are gone now. I was lucky to get a diagnosis before I was very sick. I think i will put off the dentist. I also have Sjogren's which he said damaged my lungs so that I was vulnerable to infection. Thanks for inquiring.