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How can you tell if an abscess on the throat burst?

How can you tell if an abscess on the throat burst?

Throat abscess: You really need someone to look at this. The throat is a difficult place to evaluate, even as a practitioner. It is even more difficult for a person to look in their own throat. Get it checked by your primary practitioner or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

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Why would my left lymph node stay enlarged for almost 2 years after an abscess in my throat?

Why would my left lymph node stay enlarged for almost 2 years after an abscess in my throat?

Inflammation: Lymph nodes are filters for the blood and become enlarged to help fight infection or inflammation. It can take months or years for some neck lymph nodes to disappear, and it is not infrequent that some lymph nodes stay enlarged without further cause lifelong. If you are a smoker, you need an examination by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

Wasn't fully answered... Can a dental abscess be hard and if so what causes it and would it causes white and dark patches on tossils and throat?

A lot to cover...: 1) hard? Yes. Long term infections grow inside the bone causing the bone to expand. It is hard because it is encased in bone, or under high pressure under the soft tissue. 2)unsure if i've seen these cause patches on the tonsils. Sounds like maybe strep throat or something else. See an endodontist/dentist for tooth eval, and physician for the throat. ...Read more

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Dental abscess drainage into throat. Any problems from that?

Dental abscess drainage into throat. Any problems from that?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I've got peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

I've got peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

Peritonsillar: Peritonsillar abscesses are serious medical conditions that may require surgical drainage. This is usually done by a trained physician who may be a surgeon in a facility equipped with advanced airway management and suction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

What to do if I have peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

See an ENT MD: If you have a peritonsillar abscess this is best treated by an ENT physician who may aspirate the abscess with a needle and syringe or drain it with a scalpel. Either way it will be through your mouth usually under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I had an abscess on right tonsil. Given clyndamycin. Both sides of my throat are still really sore. What could this be?

Ask your doctor: You may need imaging studies and culture of your throat and other areas to determine what is going on. The best person to consult with is the doctor who prescribed clindamycin. This may or may not be the best drug depending on what is going on. Good luck and hope this gets better soon. ...Read more

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Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Yes: While it will usually hurt most in the area of the abscessed wisdom tooth, the pain can radiate to the throat and ear areas. Many other things can cause throat and ear pain as well, so you should have this checked out by both a dentist and your M.D. To determine what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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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