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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)

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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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

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. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more