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Can a tooth infection hurt you collar bone?

Can a tooth infection hurt you collar bone?

Maybe: Never say never. It is very unlikely, but not out of the question. See a dentist asap for the infected tooth and when infection clears up and pain in collar bone disappears, then maybe it was a direct correlation. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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Can getting a bone graft cause you to have arthritis?

Can getting a bone graft cause you to have arthritis?

Not really.: Pain at donor or graft site is not uncommon and can last for several moths at the longest. But is does not cause arthrtitis or rheumatism. ...Read more

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Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

Yes: Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected. Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .". ...Read more

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If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

No: Abscess is caused by the tooth being infected, an untreated cavity. Ears don't infect teeth. Different problems, different treatments. You need to see both a physician and a dentist, and don't put the appointments off because this can really go south very quickly. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?

Can a tooth infection spread to other teeth even if you take antibiotics and previous infection is cleared?

Very unlikely: Once the infection has cleared and the proper treatment was provided, then it is unlikely for the infection to spread. ...Read more

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How can you treat a bone fracture?

How can you treat a bone fracture?

Range: A wide range depending upon the patient, location, severity , acuteness and a host of factors. Orthopedic surgeons care for fractures. ...Read more

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Can your yeast infection move up to become a cervical infection if not treated?

Can your yeast infection move up to become a cervical infection if not treated?

No: A yeast infection is an infection of the vagina and the opening of the vagina. It will not cause an infection in the cervix or uterus. The over the counter meds to treat yeast and pretty effective. Yeast grows due to sugar, so if you have yeast stop all sugar, carbs, fruit, pop, alcohol. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to grow out of brittle bone disease?

Need specifics: The term brittle bones covers several disorders so you have to be specific. If you mean osteoporosis, it is treatable but you do not outgrow it. ...Read more

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How serious can a bone infection get?

Fairly serious: Bone infections ( osteomyelitis ) is generally curable in its acute form with antimicrobials alone. It requires about 6 weeks of therapy, however which may need to be iv. If, however, the infection is not recognized and treated in the acute stage, adequate surgical cleaning up of the bone is required with the antimicrobials to cure. If not an option, antimicrobial suppression may be used. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Yes: Yes an abscess can spread. Upper tooth infections can spread to the brain; lower tooth infections can spread to the neck and strangle you or worse, go to your heart. Tooth decay can be very dangerous. See your dentist and have the tooth treated or removed asap. ...Read more

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Can a chest infection spread to another infection such as an ear infection if left untreated?

Can a chest infection spread to another infection such as an ear infection if left untreated?

Possible: Alhough the two areas are not connected, I have seen patients with pneumonia and an ear infection. These type of infections can start off as a head cold and then migrate down into your chest. I suppose this can depend from person to person. Please get checked if there is concern. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a bone infection?

How to tell if you have a bone infection?

Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imaging studies and labs can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can a sinus infection lead to if untreated?

What can a sinus infection lead to if untreated?

Meningitis: Most of what people would call a sinus infection is a cold. It's generally unnecessary to use an antibiotic for symptoms lasting 10 to 14 days. If you start getting worse after 10 days, or get neck stiffness, significant pain , green drainage before that you may have a sinus infection. Sudden pain over a sinus is frequently migraine. Waiting longer can lead to a chronic problem, brain abscess, . ...Read more

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Can cold sores infect teeth and cause an infection to the bone that you are having work done on?

Can cold sores infect teeth and cause an infection to the bone that you are having work done on?

Cold sores/teeth: Cold sores do not affect the teeth or bone. A cold sore is caused by a viral infection and affects the soft tissues. Initial outbreak usually causes multiple lesions in the mouth, and subsequent lesions often appear in the lip area. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Can an ear infection cause your jaw to  hurt?

Yes: Ear infections can be very painful . Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body. A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection be cure by itself when you have your period?

Can a yeast infection be cure by itself when you have your period?

No: Having your period will not cure a yeast infection. Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more