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what s a facial abscess

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Facial Abscess: Collection of pus in a cavity on the face.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Not ideal approach. For a skin abscess, especially on the face to heal, one needs the CD8 immunocytes circulating in the blood stream to identify the ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Seek a DENTIST: Swelling is not going away by itself so you call your dentist for exam and be placed on antibiotics than treatment for abscess.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection can spread: Yes -I would be worried if u have redness, increased warmth of the skin, pain and/or a fever that ur developing an extension of your problem. Infectio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Small infections are indicated for tooth extraction but large infections with facial swelling and hardness are best treated with antibiotics and drain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
A rash on the face: There are many rashes that occur and they occur on all parts of the body. A facial rash is any rash that occurs on the face.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Dental abcess: Tricky situation. Periodontitis is tooth pain (irritation of tooth nerve due to caries) . The vast majority of the time, it is not a tooth abcess. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
What is ?: What is sign of an infection? What symptoms do you have? You did not say. Please repost with more info.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Infection: Infection around the spine.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria: A staph infection would be an infection of the hair follicles and be covered by a post scabs. This will require treatment with antibiotics and not res ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Derm or plastic: Surgeon. Price point through insurance , as long as they participate, is the same.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph or strep: The most common cause for skin/soft tissue infection for all ages is staphylococcus or streptococcus.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ev ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Grapefruit size?: Then, I'd say your brain might be lookin' at a little bit of a problem but simple pimple? Can you POSSIBLY avoid poppin it? I know you're going to tel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sandler
48 years experience Dentistry
X-ray and examinatio: There are three probable causes - a sinus infection, a gum infection (periodontal), or a nerve infection (endodontic). Each would require different t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Localized Infection: A breast abscess is a localized collection of pus in the breast tissue. Breast abscesses develop as a result of infection of the breast tissue which c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Ear Lobe: Unlikely. I would keep the earlobe clean and make sure infection doesn't spread to other skin areas.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
It's a broken bone: Ofbone of the face.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes If: If the physician is referring to a rash on your face he may be diagnosing your condition as cellulitis. However, not reading the whole consultation, i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Facial Liposuction: Liposuction improves the facial shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. It can also be performed using the tu ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would not be: Overly concerned because of the location of this bite. If it were to begin to look infected - get tx.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Abscessed tooth: you need to see a dentist and have the tooth treated with a root canal or an extraction. Antibiotics alone will not cure an abscessed tooth.
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