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

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

Pretty unlikely: Other than direct trauma and possibly a laceration of the mucosa it should not be a problem. It could get infected but would have to be quite an injury. Wash your hands before nasal digitalization? ...Read more

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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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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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What are the symptoms of a brain abscess?

What are the symptoms of a brain abscess?

Fever and headache: Are the most common. Seizures may also occur as can weakness on one side of the body. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

Headaches: Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are some other symptoms. ...Read more

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If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

Hypothetical: Do you have confirmed lyme disease or is there suspicion that you could potentially have? Do you also have a confirmed sinus abscess or instead do you have a garden variety sinus infection? Lyme should be vigorously treated with appropriate antibiotics. By the way, it could mimic ms symptoms on occasion, but could also look like motor neuron type of disease. Strongly urge infectious disease dr. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

DEPENDS: It can vary from days to weeks. It depends on how severe the infection is, if there are any medical issues present, is the proper antibiotics being administered etc. Please have the tooth abscess treated ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?

How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?

It Depends: If an upper tooth is abscessed, and the abscess goes into the fascia (the layer between the bone and muscle), it can spread fairly quickly, and i don't think anyone wants to find out how quickly! the infection can go to the angular vein, and then to the cavernous sinus, leading to a need for hospitalization. Why risk it? If you think you have a tooth abscess, see your dentist to take care of it. ...Read more

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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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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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What causes abscess in the brain?

What causes abscess in the brain?

Infection: Either direct spread of an infection directly adjacent to the brain such as from air sinuses, or hematogenous spread through the bloodstream such as from an infected heart valve. More common in patients who are immunosuppressed as well. ...Read more

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What are brain abscess conditions?

Infection: Brain abscess is an infection in the brain. This is a mass in the brain that is a capsule that is filled with pus. It can lead to pressure in the brain and headaches and seizures. The treatment is surgery to decompress and wash it out. This is followed by antibiotics. The type of infection may vary depending on the type of bacteria. Brain abscess is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What does having brain abscess mean?

What does having brain abscess mean?

Infection: Having a brain abscess meanse having a circumscribed infection or bacteria or fungus in a part of the brain. People can manifest with confusion, fever, headache, vomiting, or seizures. Once this is diagnosed, it usually requires hospitalization in order to start IV antibiotics and to identify the specific organism(e.g. Bug) causing the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain abscess?

What are the tests for brain abscess?

MRI or CT scan: Mri or ct scan of the brain, preferably with injection of contrast into a vein in your arm. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Clinical/imaging: Patients can present with signs and symptoms of the abscess and surrounding edema - headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, seizures. Scanning - mass on contrast-enhanced ct or MRI scanning. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a brain abscess?

Should I be concerned about a brain abscess?

If you have one, yes: You'll receive follow-up by a neurologist. Depending on the location, there may be residual effect on cognition. memory, motor planning, etc. that require a neuropsychological evaluation & some remediation. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Brain abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Brain abscess?

A Brain Abscess: is a focal collection of pus and other material(as are all abscesses) that occurs in the brain. It is usually from a bacterial or fungal infection. It is a serious and life-threatening condition. Fortunately, it is a relatively rare occurence. ...Read more