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On clindamycin 300 mg every 8 hrs for abscess tooth and face swelling for two days and now have a really sore throat on side of abscess?! normal?!?

On clindamycin 300 mg every 8 hrs for abscess tooth and face swelling for two days and now have a really sore throat on side of abscess?! normal?!?

Absolutely NOT: Though Clindamycin can help with acute infection, it takes time. Increased swelling is an immediate health risk--especially if causing difficulty swallowing or soreness in the throat. Sore throat could be swollen lymph nodes, but could also indicate a spread of the infection. Recommend you seek immediate attention with your dentist or emergency room if s/he is unavailable. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Maybe not: Minor sore throat is often from a viral infection which is not affected by antibiotics. If you have a fever and a significant sore throat, you may have strep throat, which needs to be evaluated and tested (cultured) by your physician. ...Read more

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Could I get a terrible sore throat and hoarse voice from a dental abscess?

Could I get a terrible sore throat and hoarse voice from a dental abscess?

Yes: If the dental abscess is draining into your mouth, such as would occur if there were a fistula, it is very possible that the chronic pus draining down your throat could give you quite a sore throat. Since the pus eminating from the abscess via the fistulous tract can carry a lot of bacteria with it, your throat could actually become infected beyond just becoming sore. Have the abcess treated... ...Read more

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Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! i'm 17 am i dieing? Please help! no difficulty breathing

Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! i'm 17 am i dieing? Please help! no difficulty breathing

Exam: It could be a virus or a bacteria (strep) or it could be mono. Your mom is smart. Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. If it is swollen the doctor will consider whether there is an abscess. All are treatable, but virus or mono are mostly symptomatic. ...Read more

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Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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How to heal sore throat?

How to heal sore throat?

It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat. What to do?

Sore throat: Greetings. This is one of those questions that my knee jerk response would be to say, "take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and call me in the morning. " A sore throat could come from a a number of causes. But with the information you shared, I'd say try a pain relief medication and if it worsens or begins to worry you then seek further care in an ER or your doctor's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure sore throat?

How to cure sore throat?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat medications?

OTC pain meds: Many people think in terms of a gargle but Ibuprofen is pretty good at pain relief & should help your throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes in a liquid for people who's sore throat makes it hard to swallow pills. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat for 2 months?

Sore throat: See ENT ear nose and throat doctorr. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more