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Chronic Periapical Abscess
Tooth13 no filling, sharp pain biting down told periapical absess/infection, then no, inflamed lig. Possible crack, r inflamed lig and inf similar onxray?
See DMD: This is more of a dental question. I defer to your DMD on this one. ...Read more
Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? Look similar on xray? Also told vital tooth, coldtest=no infection?
How is the prognosis of central incisor with a preapical abcess, that ch passes beyound its apex? Will the ch be absorbed? Will the abcess heal?
Varies: Unfortunately, we can't give you a definitive answer or a specific number on the prognosis of your issue. There are too many variables and no one can accurately determine what will happen in your specific circumstances. Abscesses do heal, and the ch can resorb, although that is not necessary for success. Make sure you are in the hands of a competent endodontist and have him\her monitor it. ...Read more
Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?
Sebaceous cyst: Probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
Ulcers from antibiotics? 28 years on clindamicin/amoxicillin chronic tooth abscesses. Permanently feel strong hunger/burning stomach all day everyday.
Insane: Antibiotics do NOT cure dental abscesses, as should be patently clear after 28 years. You need root canal treatment and/or extractions. If you have been seeing a Dentist, find a different one, NOW, one who will provide definitive Rx or refer you to appropriate specialists, including Gastroenterologist to evaluate you for serious stomach damage. Run, don't walk, find competent help. ...Read more
If you have a lymph node w/ a central hila but hypervascular can that be hypervascular due to a chronic two tooth abcess?
Lymph node: Lymph node involvement may be caused by infection anywhere in the body. The closer the proximity to the cause of infection, the higher the incidence of involvement. There may also be other causes. See your Dentist to have infection treated ASAP. ...Read more
Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess. In chronic pain plz?
Pain upper back w/deep breath. I do have chronic back pain, and im getting over a cold. I'm on penicillin now, for a abcess. Can these cause upper back pain?
Pleurisy (Pleuritis): You are likely having pleurisy (pleuritis). Go see your doctor. Typical if this is all that it is, a prescription of nsaids like Ibuprofen will help take care of it. But you have to go and ensure there is nothing else that could be irritating the lining of your lungs like a collection, etc. This is likely unrelated to your chronic back pain. ...Read more
Chronic pilonidal cyst/Abcess, fills and drains constantly. Could this cause a persistant swollen lymph node in groin on one side?
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
I get bad abscesses in my inner buttcheek up to 3@ time and it’s only blood/popped and days later I get them again same area been going on for a while?
Staph? Hidradenitis?: This could be recurent boils etc due to staph, strep, or other bacteria. Another possibility is hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory conditions that behaves a lot like infection but antibiotics don't help. Discuss with your doctor -- or perhaps see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Go to urgent care: This should be treated at an urgent care facility to protect you from infection complications and to optimize healing potential. If you've lost a lot of blood - that needs attention too. Get to care ASAP. Try to avoid eating or drinking anything but water and if you have ingested anything tell the doctors about it. Calling 911 may be a good idea if this just happened. ...Read more
Infection: An anorectal or perirectal abscess is a painful infection under the skin near the anal opening. Sometimes there can be redness and painful swelling near the anus. Antibiotics may help, and often surgery is needed to open and drain out the infection. Untreated, the infection can enlarge or spread into deeper tissues. ...Read more
Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some of the "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read more