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I was diagnosed with having Ludwig angina. Can you tell me what that is, the symptoms and treatment.

I was diagnosed with having Ludwig angina. Can you tell me what that is, the symptoms and treatment.

Use website: This is a good website for you to get answers to all your questions. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001047.htm ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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If your fat an have a double chin how would you know of you had ludwigs angina? Would the sweeling be very noticeable?

If your fat an have a double chin how would you know of you had ludwigs angina? Would the sweeling be very noticeable?

Yes, extremely: The area under your chin would be extremely firm and very tender. There would be no mistaking ludwigs angina from a normal neck, even a neck with a large double chin. ...Read more

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If you had Ludwigs angina what would happen first seeking under the tounge or seeking under the chin?

If you had Ludwigs angina what would happen first seeking under the tounge or seeking under the chin?

Severe pain: I'm not sure what the question is, but this severe head and neck infection typically causes high fevers and severe pain on the area of the infection. If you think something is wrong, see your doctor today, or go to an urgent care center or ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I think I have ludwig's angina, is this a serious condition that requires seeing a doctor?

YES: This can be serious and potentially life threatening. It is an infection of the floor of the mouth. It is most commonly caused by a dental infection. The infection can cause swelling below the tongue large enough to obstruct the airway. You should seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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If someone has ludwig's angina, can they infect someone? Like kissing or sharing water?

If someone has ludwig's angina, can they infect someone? Like kissing or sharing water?

They're infected: Ludwig's angina is a bilateral multi-space neck infection that is dangerous to the patient because it can compromise their ability to breathe. This can be life-threatening so they need immediate treatment for this overwhelming infection. La can result from badly infected teeth and pus may drain into the mouth spontaneously. Though the infections may not be communicable, avoid sharing germs. ...Read more

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I have 1 broken lower back tooth +1 top back tooth almost abcessed.Can't go to dentist until mid feb.Having anxiety, worried about ludwigs angina.Rare?

I have 1 broken lower back tooth +1 top back tooth almost abcessed.Can't go to dentist until mid feb.Having anxiety, worried about ludwigs angina.Rare?

Common sense: Try to let let your common sense prevail. When you have teeth that need dental work and you let it go, you increase the likelihood of pain, swelling and infections that can spread both locally and throughout your body. Please don't wait until mid february. Take that all important first step by overcoming your fears and whatever else prevents you from seeking treatment now. Then take it from there. ...Read more

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Is ludwigs angina a rare complication of a new tooth abcess. On zithromax 5 day feel kinda nervous about possible swelling feeling. Maybe just anxiety?

Is ludwigs angina a rare complication of a new tooth abcess. On zithromax 5 day feel kinda nervous about possible swelling feeling. Maybe just anxiety?

Rare complication: ..But it does happen. Your treating dentist should be advised that the zithromax s/he prescribed is not working if you feel the swelling is getting worse. Anxiety in and of itself will not cause ludwig's angina. ...Read more

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