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I have an abcess in the center outside of my throat. What caused it?

I have an abcess in the center outside of my throat. What caused it?

It's hard to say...: Please consider seeing an ENT or dentist who can evaluate this. You may also see your personal physician. I would not sit on this; please have it evaluated soon. ...Read more

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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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Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

A lot to cover...: 1) hard? Yes. Long term infections grow inside the bone causing the bone to expand. It is hard because it is encased in bone, or under high pressure under the soft tissue. 2)unsure if i've seen these cause patches on the tonsils. Sounds like maybe strep throat or something else. See an endodontist/dentist for tooth eval, and physician for the throat. ...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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What can cause swollen glands under chin like close to the throat?! help please freakin out ! I have a tooth abcess! do I have ludwings agnia?

What can cause swollen glands under chin like close to the throat?! help please freakin out ! I have a tooth abcess! do I have ludwings agnia?

Abscessed tooth: An abscessed lower back tooth can cause swollen glands in the area you describe. Your glands (lymph nodes) swell up when they are fighting an infection in that area. This is what they are supposed to do. It is unlikely that you have ludwig's angina. Regardless you need to see a dentist or an oral surgeon tomorrow morning. They may place you on an antibiotic to help shrink the infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an abscess on the throat burst?

How can you tell if an abscess on the throat burst?

Throat abscess: You really need someone to look at this. The throat is a difficult place to evaluate, even as a practitioner. It is even more difficult for a person to look in their own throat. Get it checked by your primary practitioner or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Are throat and tooth abcess linked?

Are throat and tooth abcess linked?

Could be: If the abscess is a lower back tooth such as a wisdom tooth, the infection can effect your throat. Other teeth may cause throat symptoms. If you suspect an infection, see your dentist or primary care physician as soon as you are able. ...Read more

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How hard a recovery is it from peritonsillar throat abcess surgery?

How hard a recovery is it from peritonsillar throat abcess surgery?

Can be rough: Can take a couple of weeks to heal and be pretty sore until then. But i'm sure you felt a lot better from getting that abscess drained! ...Read more

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I tested positve for strep throat would they know if i had peritonsular abcess while i was there?

I tested positve for strep throat would they know if i had peritonsular abcess while i was there?

Yes, a doctor: can generally tell if there is an abscess. If you do not get better on the antibiotics that they probably put you on, you should go back to get re-checked. If they thought there was an abscess there, they probably would have sent you to an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more