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A 29-year-old female asked:

developed mastitis with an abscess and mrsa. received iv vancomycin ( 5 months ago) currently root canal done on abscess tooth, what is the likelihood of mrsa moving to my mouth signs and symptoms to look for!

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Possible, not likely: Staph (whether MRSA or non-MRSA types) is not a common cause of dental abscesses, although it could happen. All abscess symptoms are pretty much the same, no matter what bacteria are involved: swelling, pain, redness, and potentially draining pus. Discuss with your dentist and follow her advice if antibiotic treatment is prescribed.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?

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Probably normal: If you do not have pain and no fever then this may be normal. All of our tongues have bumps on the back of them and just maybe you never noticed them. The tonsils can collect debris and dead cells that slough off and these can collect as small white plugs in the tonsil itself. If there is no pain it is unlikely that you have an infection.

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