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Abscess Inside Nose
I was suffering from cold, after that I got abscess inside my nose which is very painful. Now my nose is bit swelled left side. Please suggest?
Vague: I would see an ENT dr. Who hopefully can provide some answers and treatment. I would not wait too long. ...Read more
I have an abscess inside my nose. Very sore and painful. Not 'acne', possibly staph. So large it takes up 1/2 nostril. What should I do?
Get to the Doctor: Go see your doctor and get this dangerous situation evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Nose: Great question. If its in the nose and draining it should be cultured and you should be started on antibiotics. If its not draining often we will open it up in the office to drain. ...Read more
I have a boil inside my nose but it has made my nose swell up and go red and it really hurts now what can I do please ?
Here are some...: It this the first occurrence of this kind you have had? Are you feeling sick such as fever and chill? If not and bearable, you may wait out till its spontaneous rupture and drain to ease the pain. If unbearable or with chill, seek evaluation and counseling right now. But even if ruptured, still timely seek evaluation so to guide future prevention. Best wish... ...Read more
Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?
You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read more
Nose Piercing: There are several types of piercing devices that I have seen in the nose. The most common has a small ball on the inside part of the device. A common problem with these is that patients get dried mucous around the ball, which makes it that much bigger. First step is to clean this crust of mucous. Once that's gone, gently try to pull out. If it won't come out, you need to cut the ball off. ...Read more
Abscess: If you have a true abscess, this is not uncommon. The problem is that once an abscess forms, there is a pocket of pus and there is no good blood supply to take the antibiotics to the infection. An abscess needs to be drained. This can be done by your local friendly ENT specialist. ...Read more
I have severe pain and swelling to the right side of my face, across my nose. I believe its an abscess, it's a weekend. I don't know what to do?!
Hi. Nose blocked slight pain in right hole of nose when pressed. When I dischrg nose from it light blood comes. Is it an abscess? Will it get ok itself?
Examination: Pain/bleeding/swelling are red flags that a problem may exist. Please see your Primary Care Physician for examination. ...Read more
It is not normal: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?
See doc.: Whenever a treatment is not working or starting to work after 2-3 days, get checked again and/or call the doc today. You may be on the wrong medication or actually having problems from the meds. Creams can cause local reactions in some people and complicate the picture as it can be hard to tell if an infection is getting worse or the cream is causing increased symptoms not due to infection. ...Read more
Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?
Get 2nd opinion: Just because nothing was seen on that X-Ray, does not mean you may not have a tooth problem! See an Endodontist for a thorough exam of the area, including new radiographs at different angles and pulp testing of the sore tooth! ...Read more
No: If a person has had a brain abscess and the underlying cause isn't clear (iv drug abuse, heart infection, cystic fibrosis, tetralogy, etc.), look for osler-weber-rendu and for an atrial septal defect. These two allow systemic venous blood to bypass the lungs where bacteria-laden microparticles are often removed. ...Read more
I plucked a bunch of nose hairs and just saw online that this can lead to an abscess in the brain or meningitis, how common is this? A bit concerned.
Not common: The circulation in nose is shared with brain and due to close proximity there is concern. Rare to get infection unless there is a serious bacterial load from sinus infection or your immune system is weak already like being on steroids or having chemotherapy. Watch for serious headache and stiff neck but you most likely want will not have a problem. ...Read more
Can a tooth abscess cause tingling in one arm and the feeling of pressure in your face, nose, and jaw? Or should I be worried it's something worse?
I have an abscess in one of my upper front teeth and it is causing swelling and numbness in my face. My nose and the entire right side of my face is numb. What should I do?
Run!: Do not walk. See either a dentist, oral surgeon, or on er ; asap. You should not fool around with home care and advice from"friends".You most likely need treatment and antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more