Abscess in the throat

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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.
707589 tn?1228942907 About a year ago I was admitted to the hospital for having an abscess in my throat. I was in there for about 4days. I was told that I need to have my tonsils removed. I have not had them removed. I just wanted to know if anyone else has had that problem and had it reoccur thankfully I have not had a reaccourance but it is on my mind everytime I get sick.
Avatar f tn I feel like I'm being strangled in my throat. Now I feel like I'm in a tunnel when I speak. All these symptoms came one after the other and I don't know what to do. I have had a CT scan, a scan of my jaw, and an MRI of my jaw. The doctors say they don't see an infection. I don't understand what is going on. What ever this is, it seems to be spreading. The last oral surgeon I saw said the symptoms may be due to different things but I don't think so. Has anyone had anything similar?
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 I am a 21 year old female looking for information/advice on problems i have been having. About 4 months ago i had an abscess in my throat. It was very, very bad. I went to the hospital because i could not swallow or speak and they told me i had pharyngitis and sent me home with a bottle of antibiotics. It got much worse and my throat was almost competely swollen. I had to get a steroid shot and an anti biotic shot so that my throat wouldn't swell completely shut(it was close enough....
Avatar f tn My husband has been complaining of tooth pain since the end of last year. In early March he developed a fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. He saw a doctor and strep throat and mono were ruled out as a cause. The doctor prescribed Amoxicillin 3 times a day for 10 days. He felt fine after a couple of days and all was well. But about two weeks later the same symptoms returned (w/ a fever of 101.
Avatar m tn I think most of the symptoms could be due to the abscess although I'm not sure about the anxiety attacks.
Avatar m tn It can lead to oral mucositis, tooth decay, osteonecrosis, or painful sores in your mouth or throat. If the tooth is healthy and can be saved your doctor will avoid pulling it out.It is important to care for infections in your mouth before they spread to your blood stream. It is important to see a doctor who is knowledgeable about your lymphoma and its treatment. Discuss the best timing and approach with your cancer specialist and dentist . Do write to me again with more queries.
Avatar n tn He is now 9 years old, When everything was healing he stuck a led pencil #2 in his ear at school to itch it, and lost the led, I took him to see his doctor the same day, and she couldn't see anything in it. I put himin the shower and a small piece rinsed out. I think there may have been more and that could be why he has an abscess now. It will swell and go down, and when it swells it has to be putting a lot of pressure on his brain Could this be all caused from an abscess?
Avatar m tn I had no swelling at the time. The pain lessened but was still noticeable since beginning the antibiotic (amoxicillin). This morning I woke up with the pain mostly gone from the tooth; however, my jaw is now swollen with what feels like a hard lump and is sensitive to being touched. I am traveling for work and was wondering if I should seek emergency help.
Avatar n tn Enlarged adenoids may block the Eustachian tubes. Eustachian tubes connect the middle ear to the throat; this balances the air pressure in the ears. This tube can get blocked due to infections of the throat or enlarged adenoids, which can lead to a feeling of fullness in the ears. This can also result in infection of the ears. So, an adenoidectomy may help with his symptoms. Good luck for the procedure. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I have a a lump in the upper middle part of my throat it doesn't hurt unless I toch it to hard or push on it and it feels like it is burning sometimes, I drink sometimes, What could this lump be it gets bigger and then smaller ? Can you help?
Avatar m tn ) Scratchiness and slight headache went away, but glands remained swollen and a balloon-looking sac has appeared in the back of my mouth and the base of the peritonsillar arch. It's pink in color, painless, and it moves around when my tongue hits it. I finished antibiotics this weekend and fever and headache have returned. I am going back to the doctor this week, but I have no idea what this might be. An abscess? A regrowing tonsil? Something more sinister?
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be attributed to GERD.In this condition the acid contents of the stomach come up into the esophagus. For this along with OTC antacids, you can try lifestyle measures like take frequent small meals. Eat dinner about two hours before sleeping. Elevate the head end of the bed. Avoid non steroidal anti inflammatory medications NSAIDs, quit smoking, eliminate alcohol and reduce stress levels.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed yesterday with an abscess in my throat the doctor didn't drain it he gave me some antibiotic and some pain meds... Now my question is was he suppose to drain the abscess when he notice that it was there?
Avatar f tn I have been cleaning it regularly with salt water and the pain is not in tooth, but mostly in the gum/cheek area above the back molar. I went to see the dentist (I am staying in Bahrain to visit my dad who works here, and went to a dentist here). The dentist, in my opinion, wasn't very good, and told me that I needed a root canal (Duh), and to take an anti-inflammatory, (duh again). He said i didn't need antibiotics as the infection wasn't that big and my body would fight it off.
Avatar n tn Took last 2 tablets on saturday the 13th of sep. But satrted to notice some soreness in throat of friday the 12th of sep. Today is mon the 15th of sep. have noticable soreness in throat at top on both sides and some soreness in ears both. Also have broken out with ance on chest, stomach, back and butt. I'm feeling very tired right after do anything ---- take out trash, shower , getting dressed anything. Oh!
Avatar n tn So you had some swelling in your throat area as well? And any itching or redness on the skin? You may be allergic to it. I would recommend contacting your dentist to see if they can switch the antibiotics. At this stage, I hate to say to stop it because both doctors had recommended continuing with it and they both have seen you whereas I'm over the internet but it makes me suspicious due to your description. Best to call another dentist or your previous dentist and find out.
Avatar n tn My guess to your situation would be that a dental infection started in your tooth and has spread from the pulp of the tooth into the jaw bone. From the jaw bone, 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?
Avatar f tn however, last night, i noticed that the soreness was only in one specific area of my throat. the very back of my mouth on my right side. i checked in the mirror this morning and there is a large swollen lump that hurts when i poke it, swallow, eat, or anything. it doesn't hurt to breathe, or restrict air flow in any way. my questions are this: What could it be? Should i see a doctor? (no insurance/ very little money.
Avatar m tn It could also become infected leading to an abscess formation. Sometimes even after it has passed down the GI tract, the sensation in the throat can persist. As you do not have any symptoms now, its best to wait and watch. And good luck. Regards.
Avatar n tn when i was 12 and then it went away itself but i feel like smaal tonsils not swollen are there n there is a small pimple on the wall of throat and sore throat happens once in a month i have doctor phobia and dont want to go a doctor s place is this normal..? if u need much info.
Avatar n tn It's been around 2 days and I've had a feeling of something in the middle of my throat. It feels like it could be food, but it doesn't seem to want to move at all. I've tried gargle and tried to clear my throat but nothing helps. Sometimes it feels big and sometimes it feels small. It doesn't effect my breathing nor does it effect my eating, it's just bothersome and I'm in fear of my health. I do not smoke, or do any kind of inhalent narcotic.
Avatar f tn To begin with a throat swab is taken to see for streptococcus. If needed a throat culture will show the growth and the antibiotics to which the pathogens are most susceptible to. During culture it would be worthwhile to test for yeast infections also besides bacterial infections. Viral infections are by exclusion and do not need any antibiotic therapy unless there are super added infections. Discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him next time.
Avatar f tn I get like cold sores every once maybe 3 time a year, but I have never had them inside my like mouth or even in the back of my throat. The day before this I had felt real sick but I didn't feel hot on the outside but I did in the inside. I couldn't do anything besides sleep all day i was too weak to do anything. I took a warm shower and weirdly got goosebumps. I did eat like twice that whole day but majorly the most I was asleep and it was a full meal it was like pieces.
Avatar n tn HI, My husband has some type of abscess in his throat for the second time in a year. It is extremely painful and he is being treated with antibiotics and steroids. This seemed to help the last time he had this, but now it is back. He has had hearing loss now on that same side for several years, that is undiagnosed. He did go to the doctor but he just told him to live with it.
Avatar m tn so,do enlarged lymph nodes contain pus???? can they be squeezed???
Avatar f tn My mother started having moderate pain in a tooth 2 days ago. Yesterday the pain worsened slightly and her face started to swell. This morning her face was noticeably swollen and she was in severe pain. I took her to the e.r. and they gave her a penicillin shot, prescribed her more penicillin and pain killers, and sent her home. About 4 hours later, her face had become about 3 times bigger than it was this morning.