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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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Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Displaced TMJ disc: During procedure when they had your mouth wide open for the precedure, the disc may have displaced and your bite is now off causing pain when your teeth meet. If the itchy teeth and gums are only in the upper teeth could be dis location is pressing on a ligament Do you hear any new noises when you open and close? Hearing slightly diminished? See your dentist for TMJ eval;avoid hard foods ...Read more

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I have something that looks like an abscess in my eye.I can move it around.I wear contacts, have allergies, &was itching my eyes. Should i be concerned?

Abscess: Could be a chalazion, clogged oil gland surrounded by inflammatory scar tissue. Go to an ophthalmologist. Treatment is hot compress, steroid and antibiotic drops. No response either leave alone or surgical excision in the office. ...Read more

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I have an abscess I am currently being treated with antibiotics for---but now I am experiencing severe itching on cheek swelling and inside mouth?

I have an abscess I am currently being treated with antibiotics for---but now I am experiencing severe itching on cheek swelling and inside mouth?

Is it dental?: If so you want to see your dentist again, for another look, or see your doctor if otherwise, unfortunately this condition cannot be managed online, good luck ...Read more

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I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, I have itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands are swollen around my jowl line and back of neck. What should I do?

I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, I have itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands are swollen around my jowl line and back of neck. What should I do?

Seek Treatment: Abcesses, even without pain, indicate infections that can spread to other places in your body. Often the infection will find a way to drain (usually the sinuses) which may be why you do not feel pain. It needs intervention right away. At a minimum antibiotics but most likely root canal treatment or extraction will be needed. ...Read more

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I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: Skin reaction (such as itching) is one of the true signs of an allergy. Discontinuing the antibiotic is suggested on an immediate basis. Inform the prescribing doctor asap. Has the source of the abscess been determined and treated? The prescribed course of antibiotics seems very long in this case. ...Read more

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I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands swollen around my jaw. What can I do?

I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands swollen around my jaw. What can I do?

Please see a dentist: Never wait on treating a swelling in the mouth. Oral swellings are close to the airway and brain. Please see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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After getting a perianal abscess drained out there is itching in the anus while passing stool. Is it a fistula? My doc said for check up after a month

After getting a perianal abscess drained out there is itching in the anus while passing stool. Is it a fistula? My doc said for check up after a month

Possible: If there is not ongoing drainage from the incision site, then it is possible. If drainage continues, may be from that. Either way, hard to check on your own (!) so better to call dr & get sooner re-check due to concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more