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Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washcloth to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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 had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

Use warm compresses: I would recommend to use warm compresses on the lump three times a day for a week. If it did not go away or started to increase in size or have a white or yellow head you need to have it reevaluated. It might be still a collection and might need to be opened again. ...Read more

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I have a couple tooth abcess but this kiting I woke up and had facial sweeping puffiness under eyes swollen lip I've been on amoxcillin has it spread?

I have a couple tooth abcess but this kiting I woke up and had facial sweeping puffiness under eyes swollen lip I've been on amoxcillin has it spread?

I'm afraid so: Antibiotics can limit the spread of infection from abscessed teeth, but only root canal rx or extraction can eliminate the infection. In your case sounds like the antibiotic is ineffective. You must seek treatment immediately. You have a serious spreading infection that needs prompt attention. ...Read more

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Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do?

Upper left tooth abcess slight swelling under eye pain behind left ear that's sharp and come and goes no dental insurance Wat do I do?

Local Dental Options: If there is a nearby dental school, treatment can often be provided by students and/or residents at discounted fees. If finances are a major obstacle, you can try calling the local dental society in your area to see if they have any recommendations or a program where dentists volunteer their services to treat patients with financial hardships. ...Read more

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Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Slight swelling of upper jaw under eye sinus infection and tooth abcess taking Clindmaycin it's not very big been like that since last night?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics don't cure dental infections. They limit spread of infection and/or reduce severity. To "cure" a dental infection the diseased tooth material must be eliminated (root canal or extraction). Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

Face/lip swelling: Stop Amoxicillin immediately. You may be having an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (a penicillin) which can sometimes worsen dramatically and cause a anaphylactic reaction. Call you doctor now. But if you start to get trouble breathing, asthma, wheezing, fainting, chest pain, call 911. If you have an antihistamine pill like benedryl, or claritin, (loratadine) or dimetapp, take a dose immediately. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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What is an abscess in your eye?

What is an abscess in your eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. It can also occur on the eye lid skin or in skin glands around the eye. ...Read more

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I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

Treatment Failure: When a treatment fails one contacts their doctor to find out what they want to do next. ...Read more

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The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess. Day 4 on meds. No other pain just swollen. Need advice?

The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess. Day 4 on meds. No other pain just swollen. Need advice?

Be patient: Four days is not long enough for this to be better. See your doctor if it is getting worse or doesn't improve in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

Yes, seek help.: A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficulty breathing/swallowing, or swelling of the floor of mouth and neck. Swelling extending to the eye is serious and would require professional attention and necessary treatment. Get an evaluation by a professional as soon as possible. Good luck. ...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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Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Not very likely: I have never heard of a sty causing a dental abscess, but a dental abscess could possible track towards the orbit and have a site of drainage near the eye lid. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

Antibiotic, I ; D: Your need to have the abscess drained and be placed on antibiotic. You don't want the abscess to spread any further. You brain is not too far away from your eye. Go to your dentist right the way! ...Read more

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The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

Go to the dentist: Worsening swelling is concerning after 2d of antibiotics. You need to have the abscess drained. Go back to see your dentist. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain until you see the dentist. ...Read more

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Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Orbital Cellulitis?: Peri orbital cellulitis or Infection of soft tissue around the eyes can spread fast. Please return to doctor who did original I&D for follow up care. This needs urgent attention do NOT delay. ...Read more

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Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Urgent: This can be a facial cellulitis (skin infection) and that is an emergency. You should seek medical care immediately if you have not yet had medical care. If you are not under treatment the infection, if present, can spread to the veins leading to the brain. ...Read more

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I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

Lid abcess?: I am guessing that you had a stye that had grown to abcess proportions, removed under local. The procedure usually is painless (except for the injection of the anesthetic which if done very slowly usually hardly hurts). After removal there may be some tenderness to the touch but sharp pain is rare. I don't give pain medications because if it hurts afterwards, I want a phone call. Do that. ...Read more

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I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

NO: You shoulld be seen today at Emergency room. Infection may spread beyond eye or to sinuses conected with blood flow to the brain., don' t wait! ...Read more

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I have dacryocystitis in my eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

I have dacryocystitis in my eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

Dacryocystorhinostom: The infection will be treated and drained and then a procedure will be done termed a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This creates a new channel from the eyelids into the nose for tear outflow, bypasses the scar and will remove any residual infection. This is commonly done by oculoplastic surgeons although some ENT surgeons also do this. ...Read more

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Had root canal for pain in tooth, possible abscess. Have taken penicellen and Flagyl, pain came back, headaches, gummy eyes, dizziness low energy?

Had root canal for pain in tooth, possible abscess. Have taken penicellen and Flagyl, pain came back, headaches, gummy eyes, dizziness low energy?

Needs evalutaion...: Your symptoms are not entirely consistent with a tooth abscess, so there could be multiple conditions going on. It would be wise to seek evaluation of the potential tooth problem by an endodontist, followed by your physican. Tooth infections don't result in eye infections, dizziness, or low energy routinely, but can have recurring pain and headaches. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with an eye specialist due to my left upper eyelid hematoma abscess. I am a little nervous seeing the doctor.

I have an appointment with an eye specialist due to my left upper eyelid hematoma abscess. I am a little nervous seeing the doctor.

I think it can be a: Little anxiety provoking to be seen for a new condition. You can let the doctor know you are feeling nervous. Consider writing down a list of questions before hand. I am not quite sure what your question is. If my response hasn't been helpful, consider resubmitting with a specific and clear question. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am I gonna b ok?

Dr ASAP!!: Oh, please see a dentist ASAP--at this point, you may be referred to a hospital to get antibiotics through IV, as the infection from an abscess seems to have spread. The bone between eyes is porous and in the worst case, infection could spread into the brain. Infecting bacteria from the tooth has now entered your facial space as well as going though your entire body via infected blood. Dr ASAP. ...Read more

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Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

NormalOrNot-Go Back!: Don't speculate, ambulate (OK, use your car and drive) back to the ER for a re-check. There are too many variables to consider and sort-out via a short text message. That's a serious area of the body and you don't want any complications so go back and get it looked-at. ...Read more

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Complications- Lyme disease, bipolar disorder, and dental abscess that has spread to heart/brain/ears/eyes?

Complications- Lyme disease, bipolar disorder, and dental abscess that has spread to heart/brain/ears/eyes?

Seek skilled doctor: This is an incredibly complex situation that requires the care of an experienced ; skilled holistic doc. Treat your dental abscess first. Anyone with lyme ; bipolar disorder probably has pyrroluria- see http://betterhealthguy. Com/kpu
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Good luck! ...Read more

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Eyelid abscess I&D today and now the eye bag area is more red, swollen painful I'm on Doxycycline & Erythromycin ointment Is this swelling normal?

Eyelid abscess I&D today and now the eye bag area is more red, swollen painful I'm on Doxycycline & Erythromycin ointment Is this swelling normal?

Response to surgery: Swelling and pain is a normal response to the surgical procedure and with the use of antibiotics you should be feeling much better 1-2 days later ...Read more