Abscess on fingernail

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Avatar n tn Hi, I have had a bump on my gum below a previously root canaled tooth for over two months now with no pain. It has drained a couple of times, but not in the last few weeks. In the last few weeks, I had to have my crown recemented because it fell off.
Avatar f tn i had a Peritonsillar abscess just before xmas. i didnt no what it was, just thought it was a sore throat as i had never heard of it. it got so bad i couldnt open my mouth, talk or even drink water. i went to the doctor who sent me to a&e straight away. i got nervous n threw up a few times on my way and ruptured it myself before they had to do it. it keeps coming back, sometimes slowly and somtimes i will just swallow and i can feel it.
Avatar n tn Hi, An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. It is the most common hand infection. The most common causes are bacterial or fungal infections which enters the skin around the nail that has been damaged by trauma, such as nail biting, finger sucking, dishwashing, or chemical irritants. The yellow-green color, indicates that a collection of pus has formed under the skin (called an abscess).
Avatar m tn No apparent necrosis, but the fingernail has separated and also *appears* to be infected with fungus. She has had IV antibiotics twice as well as antibiotic and antifungal pills, and it was non-responsive to the drugs. Tested negative for MRSA. Finger hurts and is pinkish-red. It is dry with no discharge.
Avatar m tn When i tap on them with my fingernail, even with the temporary crowns on, i feel a little bit of sensitivity/pain. It is not excruciating by any means, but those 2 teeth are definitely more sensitive than any of my other teeth. My question is whether this is common and will subside, or if this is a sign that something may be wrong and i have reason to be concerned and possibly wait on the perma crowns? Thanks.
Avatar n tn my boyfriend has this knott about the size of a pinky fingernail on the top part of butt cheek. What could this be. It does not hurt or have any puss or anything like that. Please help. I am really worried about this.
Avatar f tn (I have no discharge, smelly, white or cottage cheese-like, but it is a bit yellow when I wipe but not sure if that's just urine) My main symptoms are pain at the site of the cut and burning when urine runs over the area and these small white abscess areas on either side of the cut. Please offer suggestions of what you think this could be based on what I've said. I just want to narrow it down as much as possible. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Other than the stinging pain I'm mostly concerned about going to the bathroom, it doesn't seem like I can avoid getting anything on the bandage or inside the bandage on the open wound. If any feces gets on this open wound can this be bad or cause a major infection? The bandage is large & it hurts too much to remove the top bandage. I was told getting something on it wouldn't hurt anything but it's an open wound I don't see how feces wouldn't infect it.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you might have been poked with something and it got infected. I I would see your doctor. The color change is not good, especially if it is getting black or dark. The only thing you can try at home if it has an opening put 3% hydrogen peroxide and then let dry then triple antibiotic ointment. If that doesn't get better you need to see your doctor. If you see red streaks go to the doctor if they are open or to the ER.
Avatar m tn She made an appointment with an orthodontist ( 3 weeks later) and sent me on my way without any antibiotics. Said options would be retreatment or an implant. A day or two latter the tooth has quit hurting, no sensitivity or pain at all. If there was an issue (abscess) wouldn't that have been observed by the xray. I concerned that someone may want to do considerable work for something that may not be an issue at all. How can I verify. Thanks your your comments in advance.
Avatar f tn That tooth had a root canal done when i was in my teens (now 34). The abscess had been there for YEARS, as it would get a little pimple on the gum and would go away... I didn't realize the danger in that. Anyway, the abscess used to grow "out" onto the gum, but apparantly this time was growing "up", as it was "very close to my sinuses" as told by the Oral Surgeon. So, the tooth was pulled and the infection was "cleaned out" and stitched.
Avatar f tn When it does this, I notice I ALWAYS get a splinter hemorrhage in my fingernail. Anyone else have this happen? I'm normal height/weight and don't smoke or drink. I have had a tooth abscess for years, but I don't exhibit any symptoms of endocarditis, really. I am just looking for comparable examples of this. I don't have health insurance so I can't go to a doctor, and I don't know of any free health clinics I can go to.
Avatar f tn Having it doesn't mean you are unclean, just that you were very unlucky and maybe had some under your fingernail or something or used dirty toilet paper, or put undies on that weren't super clean.. a million differnet things.. Definately don't have sex until it's gone, and try to avoid masturbation just because it is very infectious. It can be in your system without flaring up in cysts or legions, so don't assume it's gone until tests come back negative.
Avatar n tn I have a boil on the inside of my vaginal lip and its been worrying me. I was afraid it was cancer! It's red and painful and I've never gotten it before in my entire 23 yrs. Although, my period is coming. Maybe its ok not to be so worried? It sounds like what you guys are describing...
Avatar m tn I have noticed some stretched or saggy skin on the scrotum and penis, but it seems to be improving. Hope this helps and I have a question for you -- how is your erectile length? Is the length of your erection the same as before the surgery? Mine is only about 50-60% of what it was before. I asked the doctor, but he didn't seem concerned and said it should return to normal within 6 months, but I admit I'm a bit worried. Here is my full post: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn Other than attempting to buy nickel-free items, you can use clear fingernail polish to coat the buttons, sew on different (wood/plastic) buttons, or buy a nickel-testing kit to find out if the items you possess contain nickel. I haven't tried any of these yet, but it seems the fingernail polish seems to be an easy solution to try. I can't wait to try it and hope it works, because it's such a disgusting and embarrassing problem... I hope this helps at least a few of you out there!
Avatar n tn I thought that maybe I had been cut by a fingernail. I have noticed that rubbing/mild self-stimulation not on the sore area, but slightly above near clitoris, quickly eases the pain for a bit (enough not to leave the bathroom with a terribly pained look on my face). That's the thing, though. This is a severe amount of pain, while the itching feels similar to mild yeast infections I've had from antibiotics.
Avatar f tn All of a sudden you will wake up and realize that you have a tiny little bit more sensation than you did the day before, and then the next week it will feel like a tiny bit more has come back, and so on and so on. It takes time but the body is a very complex machine. Remember.....the itchy crawly feeling is a good sign! I'll be very interested to hear your progress.
Avatar n tn Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area. This tearing is not related to intercourse since my husband and I are unable to do that due to the pain it causes me. There is no real pain otherwise. I am getting some minor bleeding when I poop due to the tears in the anal area.
Avatar n tn Ok, so I've been putting up with on again, off again itching for months on my labia, near my vaginal opening. Never "diagnosed" with HPV but I did get rid of a suspected wart this past year. Can you have a bacterial infection without discharge? It drives me CRAZY sometimes, the only thing that calms it is gold bond ointment, which is minty and refreshing but I'd like no itch. No "rash" that I can see, unless I give in and scratch.