Abscess in the neck

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finally ended up in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> er i got antibotics by iv and had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> drained(painful but worth it) i am now background-color: #dae8f4'>on two seperate antibotics by mouth. i go see my dentist this week for a follow up and hopefully get the tooth removed. i feel your pain with the mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oney issue i dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't have dental coverage either. but believe me it is worth getting this taken care of. dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't wait to lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong. by the time i got to the er the doctor told me that my background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess was 1 inch by 3/8 of an inch big.
I think i had an <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> for a few weeks. but it went down and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> pain went away background-color: #dae8f4'>on its own. Do you think it would have spread to somewhere else. I feel no pain in my neck or chest area at the moment and i believe the bump has been gbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one for a mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onth and a half now.
1) there are several different types of <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> most commbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on is a periapical <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> in which there is a cavity in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> tooth that invades the pulp of the tooth. the bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one and begins to destroy the jawbbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one.
So is your dentist recommending to extract the tooth and place a bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one graft in? I'm not what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> success rate of a bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one graft is when there's an infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> socket.
Is this part of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> ? there is hardly any pain at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> moment but I feel something could be brewing. This discussibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on is related to <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess-and-swollen-cheek/show/664046">tooth background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess and swollen cheek</a>.
It's about 1 - 2 cm in diameter, pink and a little soft (can feel some fluid inside) but not painful and not getting larger or smaller and I'm having what seems like muscular shooting pain up my neck and down my spine background-color: #dae8f4'>on that same side. I'm wbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ondering if this small <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> or boil could be causing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> pain or possibly spreading deeper and what should I do about it since it's not very big but in pretty sensitive area (right next to my lower neck spine.
She instructed me to cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ontinue finishing out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> anitbiotic I am now taking, and that it should dry up anything left in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span>, as she said that at the point it was beforehand that no antibiotic would be able to get rid of it albackground-color: #dae8f4'>one without I&D procedure being performed.
It is off to the right of my hard palate above <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> gum line. It looks red and swollen. It is in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> same general area of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> two upper teeth that I need crowned. I have had those teeth X-rayed, and there was no background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess. I had a hole in my heart closed in august 2009 and I take preventative antibiotics for all my dental work because of risk of infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. I have been having these kinds of symptoms since November 2009.
If there is tenderness background-color: #dae8f4'>on pressing the neck from outside, then this could be due to spinal nerve compressibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on, inflamed sternocleidomastoid muscle as in TMJ, swollen lymph nodes if you can feel a mass, an <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> if you can feel a mass, a clot in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> carotid artery or due to a muscle pull. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onductibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on studies may be required.
Other causes of tooth background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess are trauma to the tooth, such as when it is broken or chipped, and gingivitis or gum disease. these problems can cause openings in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> tooth enamel, which allows bacteria to infect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> center of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> tooth (called the pulp). the infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on may also spread from the root of the tooth to the bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ones supporting the tooth.
does she have an <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> skin somewhere? does she have bad dental disease, etc?). If there's no improvement in a few days, I'd recommend re-aspirating it (or even biopsying it)!
these have since subsided but I wbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onder if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> rash is a symptom of herpes in relatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> mass in my pubic area. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> rash and mass are likely unrelated but I am uncertain. there is no burning sensatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on when I urinate, and I always use a cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ondom when I have sex. From my limited research background-color: #dae8f4'>online, the mass does not resemble any herpes "clusters" or the like. I will see my doctor background-color: #dae8f4'>on Wednesday but would appreciate some preliminary insight/thoughts. Thanks.
He wasn't going to put me background-color: #dae8f4'>on antibiotics but I kind of insisted. It has been several weeks and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> nodes in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> are still swollen and now the background-color: #dae8f4'>ones under my jaw are swelling up and I have stiffness at the base of the back of my head and neck.. I went back to have some fillings background-color: #dae8f4'>on my frbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ont teeth and explained to my dentist the swelling hasn't gbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one down and it was worse, he didn't seem to think it was a tooth related problem.. What do I do? I feel horrible and have no energy.
I had an background-color: #dae8f4'>abscessed tooth which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> DDS drilled hole in to drain. Over next few days I experienced swelling over much of my body, primarily in face and neck. I have been background-color: #dae8f4'>on amoxycillin and now clindamyacin over the last three weeks (no rash/visible side effects. My Dr twice-said to go back to DDS/give Rx time). Twice the swelling seemed to be going down, then flared up again.
(Prior to this the other side of my mouth had a gum <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> - and left untreated. My face and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> blew up and then went down without a problem) A week later after the drainage, the swelling is down by about 90% but there remains a hard lump in my cheek, and the surface area of my cheek over it is numb, also affecting my mouth background-color: #dae8f4'>on that side. My smile is now crooked.
A brain background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess is a collectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on of immune cells, pus, and other material in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> brain, usually from a bacterial or fungal infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. Swelling and inflammatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on develop in respbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onse to this infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on and eventually creates a mass and this may put pressure background-color: #dae8f4'>on delicate brain tissue and can block the blood vessels of the brain. Symptoms to watch out for include: changes in mental status, decreased movement or sensatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on, fever and chills, headache, seizures, stiff neck and vomiting.
I've had a tooth <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> since <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> beginning of this year sometime. I went to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> ER because my jaw had become so swollen that it was completely ridiculous. they gave me penicillin which I took (28 pills, 3 times a day with food). When I finished that bottle I realized that there was still a sort of blister background-color: #dae8f4'>on my gum even though it was much smaller than it used to be.
) When I touch it, it feels soft/puffy as though there's some fluid under it (same as a gum boil) and it's no lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onger hot/painful, just itchy sometimes. I'm also getting shooting pain up my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on my back in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> same area, which feels like it could be muscular, but could a small background-color: #dae8f4'>abscess cause this kind of pain without being very large (possibly spreading?) and should I be cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncerned since I can't see my doctor for another 2 weeks. I have no experience with skin infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>ons like this.
Is it commbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on to feel hard nbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on tender movable lymph glades in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> submandibular gland area? they are roughly size of a pea maybe little bigger. I can't feel like unless I look for them. Is this commbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on I'm freaking out that there swollen?
i have a ball in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> just under my ear background-color: #dae8f4'>on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> left, i feel pain when i move my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> and it hurts to the touch. what could this be and should i be worried?
i can feel pain in my left lymph node and pressure background-color: #dae8f4'>on my top jaw, undoubtedly due to the recurring infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> maxillary sinus. i can almost feel a cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onnectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on between <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> pain in my face and the pain in my lymph node, right next to my lower jaw where the infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on occured. could this be a rare case of a madibular infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on leading not to a neck but to maxillary sinus problems?
cervical kyphosis - old x-ray - finding of a wedged C6 arthritis in neck - pretty young to have it too bad L4-5 stenosis - again pretty young to have it too bad arm pain twitching - not from the back obviously - something in the neck?
lately, for about the past two weeks, I have had a pain that is sharp in nature background-color: #dae8f4'>on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> left side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. Its not surface pain, but rather inside of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, closer to my esophagus than anything, but it feels very sharp. I have seen a chiro before about back/posture issues, but just wbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ondering if anybackground-color: #dae8f4'>one else has had this or not. Im 32 and in relatively good health.
I am sorry to hear that your little guy isn't doing much better, but I am happy to hear that the secbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ond veterinarian seems to be taking an interest in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> case. In my experience, using a NSAID and steroid cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncurrently was something that our hospitals avoided. HOWEVER, since I am not a veterinarian, I dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't want to speak out of turn. Again, this is a great questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on for our DVMs over in the Ask A Vet Expert sectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. Please keep us posted as to his progress...
My guess to your situatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on would be that a dental infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on started in your tooth and has spread from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> pulp of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> tooth into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> jaw bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one. From <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> jaw bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one, it has broken through the jaw and is now spreading through the soft tissue (muscles, skin, etc) and spreads out to wherever there is space to grow. the antibiotics should be completely finished. Is your doctor bringing you back for further treatment?
Hi. I have an <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>abscess</span> that became infected in my lower right side,tooth before molar. Friday Moe ing I awoke to whole lower jaw swollen n numb. I have no insurnace n mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oney is tight. Went to er anyays due to pain. Because of swelling he just looked at me n gave me 500 mg of amoxicillin and 800 mg of ibuprofren. Didn't check anything n was rushed out. Stated regime of amox Friday evening because I passed out from the pain earlier in day. Went to a dentist background-color: #dae8f4'>on sat.
In this case some people undergo a hyperthyroid stage in between and then become hypothyroid again. they can <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> develop swelling in any lobe of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> thyroid gland called goiter. A thyroid scan can pick up such swellings and also radioactive iodine uptake scans can also be performed. Please do not poke the swelling too much. Yes, since you had respiratory infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on and especially if your sinuses or throat was also involved, there is a chance that they are swollen lymph nodes.
Somebackground-color: #dae8f4'>one suggested to me it could be a hyoid bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one but after looking at pictures of it background-color: #dae8f4'>on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> net I'm not sure that what I'm feeling is in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> same place <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> hyoid bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one would be. Another thing is that I can obviously feel it, but I can't grab it. Does this mean or suggest anything? My main worry is obviously cancer, lymphoma or leukemia, but since first finding it 8 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths ago I dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on't have any of those symptoms that those cancers would cause.
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