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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: This type of inflammation and swelling may take 5 to 10 days to recede with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: Not really my field but i would say that this sounds as though it will require surgery need to see an oral surgeon.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Cultures would help in determining the appropriate antibiotics. Debridement of infected wound and bone may be needed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
24 years experience General Surgery
Hurting pinnae: Depending on how you slept, you may have put undue pressure on your ear. It basically will Improve or go away. You have to be patient. NSAIDS will onl ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: An enlarged lymph node is not necessarily normal. Has it recently enlarged? are they painful? It is possible that you are describing salivary gland ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Very Bad: An infection of the jaws is not something that you should ignore. Some infections of the jaws can progress to a very serious condition with life threa ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is not an infection. An infection of the jaw could spread to the thyr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
First go to dentist: Sounds like a dental problem. If dental problems are ruled out go to primary care. Or describe more detailed symptoms and ask for more advice on Healt ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tooth abscess: When the nerve of a tooth "dies" or becomes necrotic, the tissues can become infected which causes a local accumulation of pus at the apex o ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymph nodes: May stay enlarged for lengthy time periods after infection or whatever inflammation prompted their enlargement. If they have been the same size for 2 ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It : It is not advisable for you to perform surgery on yourself. Dentists spend eight years learning to do what you would like to do to yourself with absol ... Read More

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