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Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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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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What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain abcess like the most common ones?

What are the symptoms of a brain abcess like the most common ones?

Brain abscess: A brain abscess is a rare condition. It may be more common in people with a suppressed immune system, heart disease or very poor dental health. I think common symptoms are unexplained headaches, seizure, or unexplained fevers. Many headaches are not explained well, and are not normally caused by a cerebral abscess. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can one know if they are getting a brain abcess?

Can you tell me how can one know if they are getting a brain abcess?

Easy: Do any of the following apply to you? 1) Fever. 2) Seizures. 3) Delirium, stupor or coma. 4) You're in an ICU, probably intubated. 5) They're looking at your brain CT & they don't have happy faces. 6) You're getting heavy doses of antibiotics, antiepileptics, & maybe steroids. 7) A neurosurgeon wants to cut a hole in your head. If this does not describe your current situation, you're probably OK. ...Read more

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How have patients described having a brain abcess?

How have patients described having  a brain abcess?

It is: It is described as a collection of pus or matter from a bacterial or fungal source in the brain. From it you can have changes in mental status including confusion, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, poor focus, irritability, sudden changes in mood, muscle weakness or headaches. There may also be nausea vomiting or fever. ...Read more

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Does a brain abcess cause mood swings like cryinf and angry?

Does a brain abcess cause mood swings like cryinf and angry?

May be variable: The symptoms may vary depending on the site of the abscess and its size and also if acute infection is associated with the abscess ...Read more

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Can picking your nose harm the insides or caise a brain.abcess what ate the symptoms?

Nasal trauma: Can it cause harm to the insides of the nose? Yes, it certainly can. You can increase the chance of nosebleed as well, due to the trauma. You could also cause an infection in the lining of your nose if you scratch it with your fingernails, as most people don't clean well under their fingernails. Brain abscess? You'd have to let an infection go for a long time to get to that... :) Good luck! ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more