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Doctor insights on: Sublingual Space Infection

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My active sister broke her hip 2mo ago. She had hip replacement, infection, replacement of artif hip with spacer, then removal of spacer. What next?

My active sister broke her hip 2mo ago. She had hip replacement, infection, replacement of artif hip with spacer, then removal of spacer. What next?

Try to do again: Minimum of six weeks of IV antibiotic therapy. Once off antibiotics, blood tests to look for signs of infection returning. If incision and bloodwork good then attempt to put another hip repalcement back in. Cultures at time of surgery and tests during surgery possibly may show continued infection and ultimate replacement may need to be delayed further until all signs of infection are gone. ...Read more

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Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

No: If any infection it would fungal, to avoid that either with a spacer or without, drink water or gargle after adminstring the medicine, the difference between aerospan ( flunisolide); an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (mometasone/formetrol) is that the latter is a combo medicine, containing an ICS and LABA ( Long Acting Beta Agonist)1; ...Read more

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Could a c reactive protein level of 28 be caused my hip spacer that was put in after hip implant wso removed due to infection?

Could a c reactive protein level of 28 be caused my hip spacer that was put in after hip implant wso removed due to infection?

Infection: Any foreign material can potentially cause inflammation in your body with resultant elevation of c reactive protein, however, before we blame that on the elevation, given your mention of previous infection, i would still rule this out as the cause of the elevation. If it has not been fully treated, it is imperative to control it until further assumptions are made. ...Read more

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Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Boost immune system: Work with your doctor to make sure you don't have an undiagnosed condition which is compromising your immune system. Low vitamin D should not cause this, but take recommended replacement. Low potassium? I don't know. I presume you are rinsing your mouth after use of your inhaler. Avoid sugars/alcohol; avoid foods with mold; soak toothbrush in alcohol after use. May need anti-fungal med prophylaxis ...Read more

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Can I have sushi with spacers?

Can I have sushi with spacers?

List of foods: Yes, sushi is OK. However, eating certain foods can cause damage to your braces, bands and wires. Loose bands, broken brackets and broken wires cause delay in your orthodontic treatment and extra cost. Ask your orthodontist for a list of foods to follow. ...Read more

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Can spacers hurt more then braces?

Can spacers hurt more then braces?

Mild discomfort: Only mild discomfort or sensitivity is expected after the placement of spacers or braces. Medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil usually control this discomfort. You should continue normal brushing and flossing around the spacers and braces. Take care. ...Read more

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How do orthos remove orthodontic metal spacers?

Easily: If you're talking about spring clips between teeth to make room for braces, they are easily removable with Orthodontic instruments. If you mean space maintainers, they are easily removed with Orthodontic instruments. Ask your qualified Orthodontic Specialist for a little "show & tell,", but be assured this is an easy process. The hardest part may be your Orthodontist's bad jokes. ...Read more

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