Abscess in the neck

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Avatar m tn finally ended up in the er i got antibotics by iv and had the abscess drained(painful but worth it) i am now 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 money issue i don't have dental coverage either. but believe me it is worth getting this taken care of. don't wait to long. by the time i got to the er the doctor told me that my abscess was 1 inch by 3/8 of an inch big.
Avatar f tn I think i had an abscess on my neck for a few weeks. but it went down and the pain went away 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 gone for a month and a half now.
Avatar n tn 1) There are several different types of abscess but the most common is a periapical abscess in which there is a cavity in the tooth that invades the pulp of the tooth. The bacteria then travels down the pulp into the jawbone and begins to destroy the jawbone.
Avatar m tn Would a gum abscess cause shooting pain from gum area across cheek to eye, and down neck?
Avatar f tn So is your dentist recommending to extract the tooth and place a bone graft in? I'm not what the success rate of a bone graft is when there's an infection in the socket.
Avatar f tn Is this part of the abscess ? There is hardly any pain at the moment but I feel something could be brewing. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess-and-swollen-cheek/show/664046">tooth abscess and swollen cheek</a>.
Avatar m tn 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 on that same side. I'm wondering if this small abscess or boil could be causing the 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.
Avatar n tn If there is tenderness on pressing the neck from outside, then this could be due to spinal nerve compression, inflamed sternocleidomastoid muscle as in TMJ, swollen lymph nodes if you can feel a mass, an abscess if you can feel a mass, a clot in the carotid artery or due to a muscle pull. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required.
Avatar n tn I have a severe abscess tooth on the lower left side of my mouth. I have been to the ER and the dentist. I'm on antibiotics (clindamycin) 600mg ibuprofen and hydrocodone for pain. My dentist scheduled me an appointment to have the tooth pulled next Friday but since taking the antibiotics the whole left side of my face is extremely swollen my lips are severely swollen to the point I can't eat can barely drink and can't sleep.
Avatar n tn She instructed me to continue finishing out the anitbiotic I am now taking, and that it should dry up anything left in the abscess, as she said that at the point it was beforehand that no antibiotic would be able to get rid of it alone without I&D procedure being performed.
Avatar n tn It is off to the right of my hard palate above the gum line. It looks red and swollen. It is in the same general area of the two upper teeth that I need crowned. I have had those teeth X-rayed, and there was no 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 infection. I have been having these kinds of symptoms since November 2009.
Avatar n tn does she have an abscess in the 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)!
Avatar f tn Other causes of tooth 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 the tooth enamel, which allows bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (called the pulp). The infection may also spread from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth.
Avatar m tn These have since subsided but I wonder if the rash is a symptom of herpes in relation to the mass in my pubic area. The rash and mass are likely unrelated but I am uncertain. There is no burning sensation when I urinate, and I always use a condom when I have sex. From my limited research online, the mass does not resemble any herpes "clusters" or the like. I will see my doctor on Wednesday but would appreciate some preliminary insight/thoughts. Thanks.
Avatar f tn He wasn't going to put me on antibiotics but I kind of insisted. It has been several weeks and the nodes in my neck are still swollen and now the 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 on my front teeth and explained to my dentist the swelling hasn't gone 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.
Avatar n tn I had an abscessed tooth which the 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 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.
Avatar m tn (Prior to this the other side of my mouth had a gum abscess - and left untreated. My face and neck 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 on that side. My smile is now crooked.
Avatar n tn A brain abscess is a collection of immune cells, pus, and other material in the brain, usually from a bacterial or fungal infection. Swelling and inflammation develop in response to this infection and eventually creates a mass and this may put pressure 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 sensation, fever and chills, headache, seizures, stiff neck and vomiting.
Avatar f tn I've had a tooth abscess since the beginning of this year sometime. I went to the 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 on my gum even though it was much smaller than it used to be.
Avatar m tn ) 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 longer hot/painful, just itchy sometimes. I'm also getting shooting pain up my neck and don my back in the same area, which feels like it could be muscular, but could a small abscess cause this kind of pain without being very large (possibly spreading?) and should I be concerned since I can't see my doctor for another 2 weeks. I have no experience with skin infections like this.
Avatar m tn Is it common to feel hard non tender movable lymph glades in the 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 common I'm freaking out that there swollen?
Avatar m tn i have a ball in my neck just under my ear on the left, i feel pain when i move my neck and it hurts to the touch. what could this be and should i be worried?
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn lately, for about the past two weeks, I have had a pain that is sharp in nature on the left side of my neck. Its not surface pain, but rather inside of the neck, closer to my esophagus than anything, but it feels very sharp. I have seen a chiro before about back/posture issues, but just wondering if anyone else has had this or not. Im 32 and in relatively good health.
Avatar n tn i can feel pain in my left lymph node and pressure on my top jaw, undoubtedly due to the recurring infection in the maxillary sinus. i can almost feel a connection between the pain in my face and the pain in my lymph node, right next to my lower jaw where the infection occured. could this be a rare case of a madibular infection leading not to a neck but to maxillary sinus problems?
503418 tn?1231102336 In this case some people undergo a hyperthyroid stage in between and then become hypothyroid again. They can the develop swelling in any lobe of the 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 infection and especially if your sinuses or throat was also involved, there is a chance that they are swollen lymph nodes.
Avatar m tn Someone suggested to me it could be a hyoid bone but after looking at pictures of it on the net I'm not sure that what I'm feeling is in the same place the hyoid bone 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 months ago I don't have any of those symptoms that those cancers would cause.
405614 tn?1329147714 I first noticed that I had pain at the top of my ribs in the middle, then the whole thing started tightening up all the way up by my ear. For the last couple of days, it has been pulling so tight that my shoulder and left side of my ribs hurt. Could this be a new twist on the "hug"; that the shortness of breath I had in CA that I thought was from the heat was a hug starting up, and then things tightened up so much that they started pulling on that large neck muscle?
1078123 tn?1255914486 I am sorry to hear that your little guy isn't doing much better, but I am happy to hear that the second veterinarian seems to be taking an interest in the case. In my experience, using a NSAID and steroid concurrently was something that our hospitals avoided. HOWEVER, since I am not a veterinarian, I don't want to speak out of turn. Again, this is a great question for our DVMs over in the Ask A Vet Expert section. Please keep us posted as to his progress...