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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

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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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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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What is an abscess in your eye?

What is an abscess in your eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. It can also occur on the eye lid skin or in skin glands around the eye. ...Read more

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I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

Treatment Failure: When a treatment fails one contacts their doctor to find out what they want to do next. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...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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Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washcloth to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds. No other pain just swollen. Need advice?

The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds.  No other pain just swollen.  Need advice?

Be patient: Four days is not long enough for this to be better. See your doctor if it is getting worse or doesn't improve in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

Yes, seek help. : A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficulty breathing/swallowing, or swelling of the floor of mouth and neck. Swelling extending to the eye is serious and would require professional attention and necessary treatment. Get an evaluation by a professional as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like an abscess in my eye.I can move it around.I wear contacts, have allergies, &was itching my eyes. Should i be concerned?

Abscess: Could be a chalazion, clogged oil gland surrounded by inflammatory scar tissue. Go to an ophthalmologist. Treatment is hot compress, steroid and antibiotic drops. No response either leave alone or surgical excision in the office. ...Read more

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The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

The  I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth.  My face keeps on swollen up,  my eye is now swollen what should I do?

Go to the dentist: Worsening swelling is concerning after 2d of antibiotics. You need to have the abscess drained. Go back to see your dentist. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain until you see the dentist. ...Read more

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Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Orbital Cellulitis?: Peri orbital cellulitis or Infection of soft tissue around the eyes can spread fast. Please return to doctor who did original I&D for follow up care. This needs urgent attention do NOT delay. ...Read more

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I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

Lid abcess?: I am guessing that you had a stye that had grown to abcess proportions, removed under local. The procedure usually is painless (except for the injection of the anesthetic which if done very slowly usually hardly hurts). After removal there may be some tenderness to the touch but sharp pain is rare. I don't give pain medications because if it hurts afterwards, I want a phone call. Do that. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Not very likely: I have never heard of a sty causing a dental abscess, but a dental abscess could possible track towards the orbit and have a site of drainage near the eye lid. ...Read more

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I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

NO: you shoulld be seen today at Emergency room . Infection may spread beyond eye or to sinuses conected with blood flow to the brain .., don' t wait! ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

Antibiotic, I ; D: Your need to have the abscess drained and be placed on antibiotic. You don't want the abscess to spread any further. You brain is not too far away from your eye. Go to your dentist right the way! ...Read more

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Swelling from abscess caused my tooth has reached my eye after 5 days of antibiotics and infection being drained. Please help?

Swelling from abscess caused my tooth has reached my eye after 5 days of antibiotics and infection being drained. Please help?

Emergency: See a dentist immediately. Additional drainage, extraction/treatment of the offending tooth and/or a change in antibiotics may be called-for. ...Read more

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I have dacryocystitis in my eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

I have dacryocystitis in my  eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

Dacryocystorhinostom: The infection will be treated and drained and then a procedure will be done termed a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This creates a new channel from the eyelids into the nose for tear outflow, bypasses the scar and will remove any residual infection. This is commonly done by oculoplastic surgeons although some ENT surgeons also do this. ...Read more