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If an abscess in neck is left untreated, can you die?

If an abscess in neck is left untreated, can you die?

Yes: Neck infections can be life-threatening if left untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 a boil / abscess on neck after intercourse. Help?

I have a boil / abscess on neck after intercourse. Help?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what is an abscess on your neck? By the cervical Vertebrae.?

Can you please explain what is an abscess on your neck? By the cervical Vertebrae.?

An abcess is: a collection of pus. It doesn't matter where it is. The location just may make it more difficult to treat as it may be harder to drain ... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TB three months ago. I've been taking myrin p for 3 months and just developed a cold abscess on my neck. What can I do?

I was diagnosed with TB three months ago. I've been taking myrin p for 3 months and just developed a cold abscess on my neck. What can I do?

See your MD: This is a new medication for treatment of pulmonary TB and consists of four ingredients: isoniazid, rifampicin, Pyrazinamide and ethambutol. It is considered a safe drug but TB is a very serious infection and you should be reporting any potential side effects either to your prescribing pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist. A viral outbreak like zoster can be ruled out by your md. ...Read more

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Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain i was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After i got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Why would my dr. Give me duloxetine for neck and lower back pain i was getting oxycodone and lyrica (pregabalin) but stopped seeing dr. After i got a abscess in my neck from shots he was giving me

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Duloxetine is a good medicine for pain, anxiety, depression and nerve style pain. Just because your were on oxycodone doesn't mean you need to be back on it. Lyrica (pregabalin) on the other hand might be needed and you might want to ask your doctor about restarting that. If you need opiate pain medicines and your doctor will not rx it, you should seek a pain management referral. ...Read more

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My boyfriend keeps getting multiple abscesses on back on his neck, they are very painful . What could it be? They just keep coming, been doctors.

My boyfriend keeps getting multiple abscesses on back on his neck, they are very painful . What could it be?  They just keep coming, been doctors.

Recurrent infections: If your boyfriend really has been getting recurrent infections, i'd be certain to make sure he doesn't have any immunocompromise. A weakened immune system, whether it from hereditary or acquired, typically presents with recurrent infections. If he has done so yet, he should get checked for his immune system. ...Read more

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Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Can abscessed tooth cause crick in neck?

Not directly...: If your tooth is painful, it can cause stress that can manifest in neck pain, especially if you are sitting or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. If you are developing neck swelling related to your tooth, please see an oral surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Double tooth abscess treated with antib face neck swelling 3teeth need to be pulled no insurance jst health severe pain and slight swelln returned?

Recurrent tooth pain: There is no other option other than the removal of the 3 teeth to give you relief. Without insurance, extraction is the cheapest short term option. You have to have them removed, medicine isn't going to be any type of along or short term answer. ...Read more

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Infection >13 mo w/several draining face/neck abscesses, saw 2 ENT, 3 Derm, 1 Rheum, multiple oral&topical antibiotics,I also have Addison's, pls help

Infection >13 mo w/several draining face/neck abscesses, saw 2 ENT, 3 Derm, 1 Rheum, multiple oral&topical antibiotics,I also have Addison's, pls help

Proper forum: Clearly your case is complex with extensive history and involvement of several medical providers. This is not the proper forum to get a 7th opinion especially without a history and exam. You may benefit from an infectious disease consult. ...Read more

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