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Retropharyngeal Abscess In Children
Retropharyngabscess: Fascial layers in head and neck allow muscles and soft tissue glide over each other with ease. Since these layers lay on top of each other, potential space can be created in between them. There are many potential spaces in the head and neck. Retropharyngeal space is between buccopharyngeal fascia and alar fascia. Serious infections can arise from teeth infection and travel to this space. ...Read more
An ENT Doctor: This abcess in the throat should be treated bythe specialist. ...Read more
Throat abscess: A retropharyngeal abscess is an infection with a large pocket of pus in the back of your throat. It is usually painful and, if large enough, may obstruct your breathing. The only reliable procedure is surgical drainage by an ENT physician. In some cases just draining the pus with a needle may be enough. Antibiotics are also used in treatment, but are not effective enough when used alone. ...Read more
Totally different: Mumps is a viral infection of the large salivary glands (parotid glands) in your cheeks and will cause swollen cheeks. A dental abscess is the result of an infection in a tooth and will result in swelling of the gum next to the tooth. Left untreated a dental abscess can eventually cause additional swelling in the cheek and/or neck. Your child should be seen by their pediatric dentist asap. ...Read more
Is aptheous ulcers in children linked with abcesses on gums on a 10 year old girl like her pediatric consultant has said?
Aphthous ulcers: It's hard to comment on your question because first, we cannot examine your child and secondly we can't be 100% sure exactly why your "pediatric consultant" actually said. Even intelligent, loving individuals sometimes don't hear and repeat everything accurately. The cause of true aphthous ulcers is not fully understood. It most likely is related to a combination of stress and local irritation. ...Read more
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
I get bad abscesses in my inner buttcheek up to [email protected] time and it’s only blood/popped and days later I get them again same area been going on for a while?
Staph? Hidradenitis?: This could be recurent boils etc due to staph, strep, or other bacteria. Another possibility is hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory conditions that behaves a lot like infection but antibiotics don't help. Discuss with your doctor -- or perhaps see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
An abscess is an infection. The body sends white blood cells to an infected area. The 'used up' white blood cells can accumulate in the area in
a pool of thick fluid that we call 'pus'.
Sometimes this pool needs to be surgically removed (drained).
Other times, antibiotics are all that is needed to control the infection. ...Read more
Only if severe: If you have an advanced signs such as rapidly progressing ballooning swelling, severe pain, difficulty breathing/swallowing, fever, etc., then you should consider seeing the er. If after hours and these signs are present, the er can possibly give you IV antibiotics and drain the swelling, but they will not provide the definitive care to resolve the abscess such as root canal or extract. ...Read more
See below: Abscess packing can be handled in 2 ways. The packing can be slowly advanced (removed) an inch or 2 each day until it falls out. The abscess packing can be removed and replaced daily. Packing is needed until the abscess is completely drained or the opening is large enough to stay open. When the packing is removed the wound and tissue defect closes and heals. ...Read more
Rectal abscess: The most common predisposing factor is an anal fissure. Inflammatory bowel disease is possible, and a number of diarrheal infections could increase risk. If there is sexual activity involving your anus, especially penile penetration or vigorouf fingering, that's also a possiblity. Howeever, many cases occur without any of these particular factors; some are just random bad luck. ...Read more
See below: An abcess is when bacteria invade deeper into the skin and create a pocket of infection that spreads into nearby tissue enlarging it. Antibiotics will not help. The treatment is having a doctor numb it up and open the top with a scalpel allowing the infectious pus inside drain out and removing any contents inside. This will relieve the abcess. ...Read more
Don't know: Which part of the body you are referring to. You should avoid delays in treating abscesses as it can become worse (sometimes much worse over a brief period of time). ...Read more
Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening. ...Read more
Poor dental hygeine: By not keeping your teeth and gums clean. Make sure you brush at least twice daily and floss your teeth! flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent dental carries (chronic infection of the gums). It's a hard habit to start, but once you start... It's well worth the effort and your teeth will thank you! ...Read more