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If you don't take care of an abscess what harm can it do?

If you don't take care of an abscess what harm can it do?

Worst case-DEATH: Depending on where it is, the microbe that is causing the infection, and the size of the abscess itself, an abscess can eventually lead to a blood infection (e.g. Skin/soft tissue abscess- blood infection- heart infection) or infection of an adjacent structure (epidural abscess- brain abscess), causing overwhelming infection and death, or at least major disfigurement and handicap. ...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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Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Infection can spread: Disease of teeth and gums can affect health of a person in many ways, eg, difficulty eating, spreading infection, later chronic illness. If pregnant, a woman with dental disease should inform her OB and get dental care as soon as possible. The dentist and OB should share information before and after treatment, with patient's consent and involvement. ...Read more

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Can picking your nose harm the insides or caise a brain.abcess what ate the symptoms?

Can picking your nose harm the insides or caise a brain.abcess what ate the symptoms?

Nasal trauma: Can it cause harm to the insides of the nose? Yes, it certainly can. You can increase the chance of nosebleed as well, due to the trauma. You could also cause an infection in the lining of your nose if you scratch it with your fingernails, as most people don't clean well under their fingernails. Brain abscess? You'd have to let an infection go for a long time to get to that... :) Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently found out I have a rotting tooth or a bad cavity will this harm my baby? No sign of abcess

I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently found out I have a rotting tooth or a bad cavity will this harm my baby? No sign of abcess

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause problems for your pregnancy, but your dentist will not be wanting to do anything about it until you are delivered. ...Read more

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Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Yes: But more info is needed... Why won't your dentist treat you? Because of your pregnancy? You are better off treating it now than taking the risk of infection and severe pain. Have your dentist refer you to an endodontic specialist and have him/her coordinate with your obgyn. Many times this can be completed in one visit. All the best.. ...Read more

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I have an axcillary abcess under my left arm I have sufferd with t5hese under both arms for 9 years I am 24 weeks preggers will this harm the baby?

I have an axcillary abcess under my left arm I have sufferd with t5hese under both arms for 9 years I am 24 weeks preggers will this harm the baby?

No: But make sure your doctor knows about this. There are several different problems this could be so make sure you have a diagnosis. You possibly will have problems breast feeding. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a skin abscess to heal?

How long does it take for a skin abscess to heal?

Depends: It depends on the size and depth of the abscess, whether or not there is surrounding cellulitis and on the infection organisms. With the usual small staphylococcus aureus abscess it will usually heal a few days after the pus has fully drained. ...Read more