Abscess throat

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Avatar f tn Over it and a couple of months later its really sore but i dont know if its sore because i have an abscess or if i need to get my tooth checked out again 1.Te dentist gave me amoxicillin capsules but how long does it take for them to work . 2. The lept part of my upper lip has swollen and my left side ear hurts aswell as the left side of the neck ?
Avatar m tn 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. that is pretty large for an abscess. with something like this the longer you put it off the worst it will get. hope you feel better soon.
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 For 2 weeks I have been dealing with a very painful abscess on my ear, where after alot of research and several trips to a local medical clinic and ER, I have found that what I have is an abscess in the Preauricular pit/sinus. I have been given 3 rounds of antibiotics, one of which I am still taking (Clindamyacin). I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure.
Avatar n tn I still need 2 crowns upper right, and one crown lower right with a few more cavities filled. My dentist says there is no signs of dental abscess, but I have been having a lot of bad symptoms that seem to be getting worse. I feel really ill all the time. All my teeth hurt, It comes, and goes for what seems like no reason at all. My face feels tight, and puffy sometimes. My eyes burn. I get headaches, and sensitivity to light.
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 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 101.6) and the doctors ruled out strep and mono once again and put him on the same medication regimen. Could his symptoms possibly stem from a tooth abscess??
Avatar m tn I have had an abscess above a broken tooth for about 6 months now. Lately I have been getting throat irritation, ear pressure/pain, fatigue. and some headaches. I have also been having anxiety attacks. I am curious if this could be related to the infection in my mouth. I have an appointment to get the tooth removed on june 07 but I would like to know if I might need to see a medical doctor also about my symptoms.
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 n tn 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? And how dangerous is it to have this abscess? I think he should see someone other then his family doctor, he sent him to a PT for his headaches.
Avatar m tn Complete the dose but seek an emergency help when you feel Trouble breathing,Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Do call the Doctor right away when you have Hives, Fainting or lightheadedness.
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 f tn Anyways, It has been about 3 days and it seems like the abscess is constantly leaking pus down my throat. My throat is sore and raw, I constantly taste the foul pus, especially when i talk or put any type of pressure on the area. I can't take it being that i am a germ freak. I have tried to pop it but it just slowly comes out (no blood) and It seems like its a small, hard, white ball that kind of moves around under the gum. I don't know what to do??? Please help?
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 last week i developed an abcsess in my tooth. my cheek became very swollen. the doctor said the infection from the abscess had passed from my tooth into my cheek. they put me on keeflex. within 24 hours about 60% of the swelling in my cheek had subsided. i am now on day 6 of a 10 days worth of the keeflex.
Avatar f tn What causes saliva 2 appear on d tongue continuosly & what causes throat itching
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 f tn Besides this Group B Streptococcus, mycoplasma, neisseria and cornybacterium are known to cause throat infections. Other known pathogens causing infections of the throat are viral and yeast (candida). The reason for elaborating about these pathogens is that the tests done and the therapy initiated vary for the listed pathogens. To begin with a throat swab is taken to see for streptococcus.
Avatar f tn It could be strep throat or possibly an abscess. If you go to a neighborhood clinic they usually have a sliding fee of some type so how much you pay is based on your income. Also depending on where you live they have clinic type offices at some Target stores and CVS pharmacies. To help alleviate the pain you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and gargle with warm salt water.
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 m tn TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS... abscess: An abscess is a localized collection of pus that generally develops in response to infection. An abscess is typically painful, and it appears as a swollen area that is warm to the touch. The skin surrounding an abscess typically appears pink or red. Abscesses can develop in many parts of the body, but they usually involve the skin surface.
Avatar f tn About 4 hours later, her face had become about 3 times bigger than it was this morning. She obviously has an abscess tooth and since she has other health issues i am quite concerned that this infection could make her very ill or worse.
Avatar m tn this prompted a trip to the doctor who after looking in my ear and throat said (its allll red back there and that ear has fluid in it) and proceeded to prescribe me bactrim 1x800/160 twice daily.
Avatar m tn have a slight but irritating sore throat just above my adams apple (which has allways been quite prominent) i had quinzy about 20 years ago and am worried it may kick off again.Seems to settle on the left and makes swallowing some times awkward also a constant thirst .
Avatar n tn Local causes like tooth infections, tooth abscess or periodontal disease. Some medications like dilantin and calcium channel blockers like nifedipine can cause swollen and painful gums. They are more common in smokers, in people with poor dental hygiene, with vitamin deficiencies and are known to be associated with stress. You will need to consult your dentist who will examine you and determine the cause so that appropriate therapy can be initiated. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn A lump in the throat could be a cyst, an abscess, a swollen lymphnode or an area of localized inflammation due to post nasal drip or reflux of gastric contents. Since you drink, possibility of reflux are high. Please consult an ENT and get this investigated. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Repeated strep throat infections are an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines.