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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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I popped a pus filled pimple in the nose, will I have brain abscess?

I popped a pus filled pimple in the nose, will I have brain abscess?

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

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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 ?

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

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Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?

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

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How can you remove a nose piercing without getting an abscess?

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

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Abscess on nose won't go away on anti-biotics. What do I do now?

Abscess on nose won't go away on anti-biotics. What do I do now?

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

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Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Yes: An abscess is an infection and if the procedure was done with unclean instruments or the area is not kept clean an infection may develop. See your md--internist, family medicine or dermotologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Had abscess fixed on front tooth but why does my nose hurt now?

Inflamed nerves: The nerves in the face have a very close proximity to one another, and the abscess may be affecting the nasopalatine nerve, causing you your discomfort. See the dentist who treated you to make sure the infection is gone. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

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

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I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

See your dentist: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?

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

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When u have a abscess do it hurt the whole mouth and tbe head and around the nose pleaz help?

When u have a abscess do it hurt the whole mouth and tbe head and around the nose pleaz help?

Please Clarify: First, I am sorry to report but the question is quite confusing. What is the context of your infection? Why are you not on antibiotics or having the abscess drained? But, infected cystic abscesses cause a lot of pain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can inhaling chemicals through the nose cause a brain abscess?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Go now: Pain in jaw and down left arm may be sign of heart attack. Jaw pain from abscess can radiate down arm. Go NOW to Dentist, Physician, Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more

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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?

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

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