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I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

I have generalized itching on 12th day of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plan for 20days due to submandibular abscess.No rash or other s/s, should I stop augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Yes: Skin reaction (such as itching) is one of the true signs of an allergy. Discontinuing the antibiotic is suggested on an immediate basis. Inform the prescribing doctor asap. Has the source of the abscess been determined and treated? The prescribed course of antibiotics seems very long in this case. ...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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Small tooth abscess for years. No pain or fevers. Recently: Neck (platysma) + throat feel tight, throat click if swallowing. Submandibular infection?

Small tooth abscess for years. No pain or fevers. Recently: Neck (platysma) + throat feel tight, throat click if swallowing. Submandibular infection?

Abscess: An abscess festering for years is not good. No pain does not mean no problem. Breakdown of bone and other tissues is not always evident to the patient. This needs to be addressed immediately. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

Infection: The most likely culprit is a residual locus of infection that requires additional rx. Could also be an adjacent tooth that needs rx, a gum disease problem, nerve damage, etc. You have to be seen, examined, to be diagnosed and treated. Please call your dentist...Endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may need to be consulted. ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

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

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Info on paraspinal abscess?

Info on paraspinal abscess?

Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems including paralysis. It can come from an area of adjacent infection or it can be seeded from a distant site via the bloodstream. This is usually a surgical emergency or it can be drained by ct guidance. Iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you pop an abscess on gum?

Can you pop an abscess on gum?

An abscess: Is a manifestation of infection. It can go to the bloodstream and can adversely affect especially the ones with compromised immune system. Please see your dentist so you can get proper attention. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more