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Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?

Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?

Headache: Don't understand your question completely or what you are asking. What you are describing appears to be a mixed tension/migraine headache. If you are concerned about tumor or infection, best to check with your doctor or referral to a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

Yes: If this is MRSA and is recurrent you problably are a carrier of the staph. This needs followup as well as treatment for your hidranenitis which can be a very challenging condition to manage. Please seek help from a dermatologist with expeience mananging hidradenits. ...Read more

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I have a huge abcess on my leg is it normal to feel like my legs going to sleep?

I have a huge abcess on my leg is it normal to feel like my legs going to sleep?

Not normal: It does not sound normal, but rather product of the abcess, an independent problem or general condition (less likely, but i read "legs going to sleep"..). Compression of a nerve near an abcess might provoke paresthesias, but there is a lot of potential causes. You should consult your dr to clarify it. ...Read more

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I have a bad abcess on my leg why is the top a big blister now that its draining andbsince its draining will the cellulitis go away.On its own?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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I have an abcess on my lower leg I have tested positive for MRSA in the past I have chills and it hurts to stand what can I do to feel better?

I have an abcess on my lower leg I have tested positive for MRSA in the past I have chills and it hurts to stand what can I do to feel better?

Go to Hospital: Is this a test? There is only one possible answer. Mrsa can be deadly. It is not advised to sit at home and just wait till you die. You must get medical attention and urgently. ...Read more

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I have a bad abcess with cellulitis on my leg i don't have insurance is there anything i can do at home to help and can cellulitis cause chest pain?

I have a bad abcess with cellulitis on my leg i don't have insurance is there anything i can do at home to help and can cellulitis cause chest pain?

See doc: While i sympathathize, i would not advise trying to treat what you describe as a bad abscess at home. Typically this will need antibiotics and incision/drainage. An urgent care can likely do this for you reasonably cheaply. Sometimes the abscess may spontaneously rupture and drain, and you could place a warm moist towel to try to expedite this, but you need to see a doc. Chest pain needs doc. ...Read more

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My wife has a boil or abcess which has doubled in size. Larger than a big grape. She's put salve on it. Now she has pain down her leg & it's hot.?

My wife has a boil or abcess which has doubled in size. Larger than a big grape. She's put salve on it. Now she has pain down her leg & it's hot.?

See a doctor. Now: A rapidly growing abscess with warmth and radiating pain could be a sign that the infection may be spreading with potential serious consequences. This needs to be seen by a doctor now. ...Read more

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What are the signs of sepsis I have an abcess and its really painful red hot to the touch and the pains.Going up my leg?

Fever, low bp...: Sepsis requires immediate attention at a hospital. The symptoms can rapidly evolve from fever, hypotension, chills, increased heart rate, etc. The issue is the pain going up the leg, and it would be worthwhile to check into the local er at this point to make sure that there isn't a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have an abcess above my knee its so painful i can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I have an abcess above my knee its so painful i can't hardly walk and the pain has spread up my leg toward my groin does this sound like cellulitis?

I agree: You need to see a doctor to sse if you have a more serious cellulitis called necrotizing fascitis. You may need surgery for the cellulitis abscess plus to rule out necrotizing fascitis. See a docto now for you will need probably IV anibiotics and surgery to drain the abscess. ...Read more

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