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Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess: If it is a true abscess, you should be seen by a doctor and have the abscess drained and take antibiotics. At home you can clean it with peroxide and apply warm compress to help it drain better. ...Read more

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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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My pierced ear started an abscess, would bactroban (mupirocin) help?

No: It will probably need hot salt water soaks until it comes to a head and drains. Take the post out to let it drain. ...Read more

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I had abscess on my inner ear. Given anti biotics, they did not work. Dr. culted the abscess and it came back +2 enterococcus faecalis?

I had abscess on my inner ear. Given anti biotics, they did not work. Dr. culted the abscess and it came back +2 enterococcus faecalis?

Repeat culture: 30 year old gentleman with inner ear abscess unsuccessfully treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotics did not work? Amoxicillin or Fluoroquinolone? I believe you should have this culture repeated. E. faecalis is not a common pathogen in that body area. You should see an ENT specialist and have any abscess drained and the proper antibiotic course administered, possible 2-3 doses IV hospital 1st. ...Read more

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I am on antibiotics for a root tip abscess (have taken them for 2 day) now my jaw and ear hurt can the abscess cause that even with the meds?

I am on antibiotics for a root tip abscess (have taken them for 2 day) now my jaw and ear hurt can the abscess cause that even with the meds?

See yr dentist ASAP: Any other treatment like NSAIDs or antibiotics is a temporary relief. A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive treatment, drainage and root tip removal. ...Read more

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Abscess on top part of ear, 4 days. Painful, throbbing. Poked it with tiny lancet& squeezed but only blood came out, no puss. Should I poke deeper?

Abscess on top part of ear, 4 days. Painful, throbbing. Poked it with tiny lancet& squeezed but only blood came out, no puss. Should I poke deeper?

See a doctor: For these kinds of problems, it's gone beyond the 'home remedy' stage. The issue with the ear is that you don't want a longer term deformity to develop by poking around and digging at this infection. A doctor should better be able to manage this for you. I would call your primary or go to an Urgent Care center where someone could deal with it properly. ...Read more

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Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Possible: An abscessed tooth can cause pain that radiates back to the ear and up the side of your head. See a dentist for a full evaluation. ...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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I have an abscess in my ear canal (diagnosed) got drop antibiotics. How do they remove it and does it hurt? Scared.

I have an abscess in my ear canal (diagnosed) got drop antibiotics. How do they remove it and does it hurt? Scared.

? Abscess?: Otitis externa causes significant swelling of the ear canal but rarely a trues abscess. Abscesses are painful so your question "does if hurt? " suggests that it is not an abscess. Further antibiotic drops are usually used for infection of the canal from cellulitis of the canal. Being scared lowers your resistance (immune system) so rest assured that it does not sound like an abscess. ...Read more

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I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?

I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?

Difficult to: Diagnose without an x-ray and examination. Probably would be prudent to get evaluated by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have skin abscess its very painful all the time I am taking flucloxacillin500.Why are my glands under armpits so sore when the abscess is behind ear?

I have skin abscess its very painful all the time I am taking flucloxacillin500.Why are my glands under armpits so sore when the abscess is behind ear?

Need more specifics.: To deduce if the armpit soreness is related with abscess behind the ear, one has to analyze the detailed sequence of events of all potentially related symptoms + findings of physical exam + tests as needed. To put all related things for good care in a sensible way could be done by following instructions described in How to Handle Sickness in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Then you can ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Does an abscess tooth cause jaw pain and ear pain?

Yes: Yes, more in lower jaw. See DDS ASAP to treat dental infection. ...Read more

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Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

See yr dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear 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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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

Yes: Pain can be referred, meaning it could feel like it is coming from somewhere else (like your ear) but it is really coming from your tooth. You know the pain is referred if you treat the tooth and the earache went away. At the same time, TMJ pain can also imitate earache. Have your dentist perform a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can abscessed tooth infection spread to your ear?

A tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. 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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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take an ear infection to form into a brain abscess?

Several weaks: An ear infection leading to a brain abscess is a relatively rare condition, but can happen. The usual time course between a bad ear infection and the development of a brain abscess is several weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take an ear infection to form into a brain abscess?

Brain abscess: First off ear infections rarely go onto develop a brain abscess. To develop a brain abscess it is usually due to a chronic infection that has been brewing for some time. Acute or rapidly occurring brain abscesses are very uncommon after an ear infection. ...Read more

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I have an abscess relating to a wisdom tooth and have developed very sore ear cartilage on the same side. Are the two related? Thanks!

I have an abscess relating to a wisdom tooth and have developed very sore ear cartilage on the same side. Are the two related? Thanks!

Abscess: It is possible to have 'referred' pain to the ear, and the area behind the ear because the same cranial nerve for sensation goes to both areas, just in different branches. I have not however seen pain refered to just the ear cartilage. Mostly just general ear ache. Most likely this is another issue. I would recomend getting the abscess treated by a dentist, because these can realy ruin a day. ...Read more

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I have 5 "pimple/bite/abscess" in my left arm pit, the 4th @ the lower shoulder, and 5th on my jaw line near left ear, not sure what it is?

I have 5 "pimple/bite/abscess" in my left arm pit, the 4th @ the lower shoulder, and 5th on my jaw line near left ear, not sure what it is?

More info needed: Hi AMeritt,
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. It is difficult to say exactly what the cause of your symptoms are without more information but the areas you mentioned are typical for development of certain types of cysts due to the type of glands that are there. If this is a recurrent issue or if it looks like there is infection in that area: redness, severe pain - I would recommend formal eval ...Read more

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Had an abcess last month, took antibiotics, now it's back. What's the chances of a brain abscess? It's my wisdom tooth, head and ear hurts to sometimes

Brain abscess: About 1/3 of brain abscesses occur secondary to an infection in the head and neck. If you are truly concerned about this, discuss with your primary care doctor, and if they think it necessary they may scan your head or refer you to an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of neck and kind of behind my left ear. Its not an abscess or a pimple. Quite firm like a bone. It hurts at times?

I have a small lump on the left side of neck and kind of behind my left ear. Its not an abscess or a pimple. Quite firm like a bone. It hurts at times?

Possibly lymph node?: Have lymph nodes throughout our bodies to protect us. Some are near surface of skin and you can feel. If you've had an ear infection recently or possibly scratched your scalp nearby the node could have started to swell as it pumped out lymphocytes. If it doesn't go down in a few weeks go see your doc. ...Read more

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Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Yes: While it will usually hurt most in the area of the abscessed wisdom tooth, the pain can radiate to the throat and ear areas. Many other things can cause throat and ear pain as well, so you should have this checked out by both a dentist and your M.D. To determine what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more

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My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?

My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?

See a dermatologist: You may have an enlarged lymph node as reaction to an inflamed cyst. Antibiotic therapy may not be effective, drainage or removal of the cyst may be the best treatment. First get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...Still same size. Why?

Two enlarged lymph nodes behind right ear for over 10 years, had two abscessed teeth totally taken care of a year ago...Still same size. Why?

Internet diagnosis: Unfortunately this is not a question you should look for answer for over the internet. It requires a complete medical and dental history and a one on one clinical evaluation. Having said that, they may not be lymph nodes, other sources of infection, growths, chronically inflamed lymph nodes, normal nodes. Find a doctor who can actually examine you and give you a reasonable answer to your question ...Read more

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Tooth abscess. Have been on 3 antibiotic today swelling start pain spread from ear to mid chin. Lymph in neck swelling, tingles in face & more emerg?

Tooth abscess. Have been on 3 antibiotic today swelling start pain spread from ear to mid chin. Lymph in neck swelling, tingles in face & more emerg?

ER: Go to the emergency room. Hopefully they will have a dentist on call -- possibly an oral surgeon or general practice resident. This may be a rapidly advancing infection -- best to have it checked out now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ear and throat pain be related to tooth abscess?

Can ear and throat pain be related to tooth abscess?

Possibly: See your dentist to definitively treat the tooth abscess (root canal treatment, extraction or periodontal gum treatments may be the remedies). They will determine if your other pains are related to you dental problem. ...Read more

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I have thumping in my left ear and plugged pressure feeling on the right ear. I have bad teeth and had abscess could it be TMJ?

Not enough info: I can't tell from what you told me so far. If you would like more information set up an inbox consult with me at
www. Healihtap. Com/douglasdds
and I'll try to help. ...Read more

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Dx bronchtis 3 weeks ago, then ear/throat infect. 10 days ago. Today diagnosis sinus infect abscess left side of throat new antibiotic. Low fever, neck hurts?

Dx bronchtis 3 weeks ago, then ear/throat infect. 10 days ago. Today diagnosis sinus infect abscess left side of throat new antibiotic. Low fever, neck hurts?

Pharyngeal abscess?: Some pharyngeal and parapharyngeal abcesses require surgical drainage for adequate clearing. Was a culture performed prior to switching? Your response to treatment depends on the sensitivity of the particular infectious agent to your chosen antibiotic. It is also possible that you have a combination of virus and bacterial infection which is complicating your recovery. Follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if my infection tooth is spreading I'm on amoxcillin. I now have a sore ear and throat. Is it spreading? I don't see an abscess. HELP!

How do I know if my infection tooth is spreading I'm on amoxcillin. I now have a sore ear and throat. Is it spreading? I don't see an abscess. HELP!

See a dentist ASAP: If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the tooth infection always will come back. Dentist/oral surgeon will treat a tooth infection by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. See your oral surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on 2 antibiotics for tooth abscess & ear infection. Day 4 of taking it I started to itch&pain around my clitoral Prepuce. Side effect or allergic?

I'm on 2 antibiotics for tooth abscess & ear infection. Day 4 of taking it I started to itch&pain around my clitoral Prepuce. Side effect or allergic?

Possible yeast: Antibiotic used will sometime cause overgrowth of yeast. Eating Probiotics or using Canestan cream may help. Otherwise see your doctor for assessment. All the best. ...Read more

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Suspect brain abscess from tooth. No PCP. Head, ear hurt, muscle spasm. Could it just be my wisdom tooth? Should I go to the ER? Or tell my dentist

Dental abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care or ER visit. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth infection with symptoms you have described precisely. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more