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Eyelid abscess with cellulitis for one week. Dr Rx smz-tmp DS and clindamycin 4 days ago. Was ok until bactrim dose today and now very dizzy & nausea.

Eyelid abscess with cellulitis for one week. Dr Rx smz-tmp DS and clindamycin 4 days ago. Was ok until bactrim dose today and now very dizzy & nausea.

Bactrim side-effect: Bactrim (TMP/SMX) can cause neurologic side effects - so I would place the blame there. It's extremely important though to notify your doctor - the one who prescribed those antibiotics. Hopefully your infection is well treated enough where you can stop everything. There are plenty of other agents that could be used to fight an infection like that. Stopping before things get worse is important. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye.  Had abscess drainedlast night in ER.  Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

NormalOrNot-Go Back!: Don't speculate, ambulate (OK, use your car and drive) back to the ER for a re-check. There are too many variables to consider and sort-out via a short text message. That's a serious area of the body and you don't want any complications so go back and get it looked-at. ...Read more

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I have a boil in my eyelid what do I do?

I have a boil in my eyelid what do I do?

Sounds like a stye: Do warm compresses using dry heat for at least 10 minutes at least once a day followed by lid massages. Hopefully, it drains on its own. If not, see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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I have a severe abscess in my R eyebrow down into my eyelid. I've been seen, on antibiotics, but the did not drain it. How can I reduce the swelling?

I have a severe abscess in my R eyebrow down into my eyelid. I've been seen, on antibiotics, but the did not drain it. How can I reduce the swelling?

Hot compressed: Use hot compresses as frequently as you can, at least four times a day. Make sure they are very hot and hold them for about five minutes each time. It should help to encourage drainage. If that doesn't work then you need to go back and have it incised and drained. ...Read more

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What is the cost to fix droopy eyelid in the u.S.?

What is the cost to fix droopy eyelid in the u.S.?

Droopy Eyelid Cost: Depending on the degree of eyelid drooping, the procedure may be covered by insurance. If the drooping is not severe enough, the cost depends on the state/city of the surgeon, the surgeon him/herself, and the type of anesthesia. If the surgery is done under local anesthesia in the office it will be less expensive than if done in a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abscess?

What are the symptoms of abscess?

Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the affected part. There may be fever, malaise etc. Depending on the location and size of the abscess. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an abscess?

What sort of problem is an abscess?

Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides due to an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other. ...Read more