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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
See your dentist: Depending on the source of the abscess, treatment will vary. Being in the palate makes it close to the eyes and the brain. You should take this seriou ... Read More
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Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
Need to be seen: An active infection can effect the entire body. It will no go away on its own. I would recommend you see an oral surgeon asap as they deal more wit ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Have evaluation: See your dentist to determine whether or not it's an abscess, and if so what's causing it as well as what your treatment options are.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This should be examined and treated appropriately. Do not ignore it further.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
13 years experience Podiatry
Open: Likely need to see a physician as the abscess needs to be opened and drained or perhaps be place on an orol antibiotic.
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Yes: It can take a while before softening up, few weeks sometimes. If you feel unwell or have fever otherwise, this might indicate presence of infection s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
2-3 days: Typically after antibiotics 2-3 days of that should provide some improvement. Seeing your dentist after 5 days would be the best suggestion as they ma ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
36 years experience Dentistry
Get treatment asap: Dental abscesses can present as many forms. They are all infections and should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But often they are soft swellings- see photograph. You need to see a dentist for a thorough evaluation to determine exactly what itbis and to perfo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Abscess: Primary treatment for patients with skin abscesses is incision and drainage. The role of ancillary antimicrobial therapy in the treatment of skin absc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation.
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