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Could You Have Osteomylitis Bone Infection Without Having A Fever
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
Pain/Redness: There is a wide range of symptoms, including pain, redness over the area, development of an abscess or a draining wound, fevers, chills or possibly none of these. There is blood work that can be collected that can be suggestive of an infection but the only sure way to know is to get a biopsy and collect cultures from the bone itself.See 1 more doctor answer
Not likely but...: If you have an underlying medical problem such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, and if the infection spreads into the bloodstream and you are immunocompromised, death can (rarely) treat it. Taking it seriously, getting the medical and/or surgical care needed reduces the likelihood of this way down.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But it will take a combination of antibiotics and maybe surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for acute osteomylitis, (in femer bone) to spread to the brain? By accute, I am meaning I have had 3 surgeries to remove the infection
Yes: An infection any place in the body can spread to any other part of the body. However, if you are under the care of a doctor and receiving proper care and sufficient antibiotic coverage, the problem is more local in nature and spread is not likely.
Post op pain: It could be a dry socket or you may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Difficult teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon.
Bonemarrow infection: 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 will lead to cure.See 1 more doctor answer
Osteomyelitis: This infection of the maxillary bone will best be managed by an oral surgeon, hopefully in collaboration with an infectious diseases expert. The most common organism is actinomyces species, but any of the oral/periodontal flora may be involved. As in most forms of osteomyelitis a combination of surgical debridement combined with long tern antibiotic will be necessary. Good luck.
Exam, x-rays, labs: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help.See 1 more doctor answer
You have to go to: The doctor, this very serious problem and the diagnosis and the treatment is not easily done.
My son got bit by a dog and is in the hospital with a bone infection. How long does it take to recover?
Osteomyelitis: Is usually treated with weeks of IV antibiotics. Once things have stablized, some practitioners will send patients home with an indwelling catheter and a home health nurse to complete the treatment.
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
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
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