Abscess vs boil

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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 n tn That doesn't sound much like herpes, more like a bacterial infection (boil, abscess); as you may know, such infections are more common in diabetics than people without diabetes. None of the antiherpes drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) will interfere with your diabetes drugs. Presumably you are on acyclovir now? If not, get a prescription right away; it will help speed healing of your herpes.
Avatar n tn The X-ray didn't reveal anything, but the CT scan showed an abscess. The doctor called it a retro-tracheal abscess, which isn't even a thing because these things don't usually happen in this spot. More common is a retropharyngeal abscess which can usually be traced back to some sort of trauma (food getting stuck in the throat or something). In my husband's case, we have no idea what caused it.
Avatar m tn One of the causes of maxillary sinusitis is a tooth abscess that has leaked the infection into the maxillary sinus. The teeth may be X-rayed to find this. • Ethmoid sinuses. If infection occurs, you may get puffy eyes and pain between them. The sides of your nose may get tender to the touch, your nose may get stuffy, and you won’t be able to smell so well. You may also get a splitting headache, felt most intensely in the forehead. • Sphenoid sinuses.
Avatar n tn what meds is this person on..have they been ill recently - is there pain vs no pain ..male or female...past medical history...trauma...are there any other symptoms....this is why we can't give advice over the phone..it's almost impossible...we don't have x-ray vision nor can we see what cells are doing if there is an xray...it's just ridiculous.