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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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Chronic osteomyelitis of jaw. Infection started last aug. On clyndamycin 6wks still oozing puss from sores on chin & swollen like apple. How treat?

Chronic osteomyelitis of jaw. Infection started last aug. On clyndamycin 6wks still oozing puss from sores on chin & swollen like apple. How treat?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures would help in determining the appropriate antibiotics. Debridement of infected wound and bone may be needed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be a good adjudicative treatment for a bone infection. ...Read more

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Have fluid behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. Dr. said no infection and prescribed Flonase. Will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?

Have fluid  behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. Dr. said no infection and prescribed Flonase. Will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?

All of the things: you mention are infections. If you have negative pressure or uninfected fluid in your middle ears spaces, there is no infection that could spread. The Flonase is to reduce swelling & edema of mucous membranes of your upper respiratory tract, thus allowing your Eustachian tubes to become patent, or open, again at their junction with your nasopharynx & middle ear pressure to normalize. ...Read more

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How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

How does sickle cell anemia lead you to potential osteomyelitis of the jaws?

Bone infarcts: In sickle cell anemia, there may be bone death, or infarction, with a crisis. These infarctions render bones prone to infections, or osteomyelitis. These infections are most common in long bones, rather than the jaw, but may occur in any bone. ...Read more

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Is there anything to relieve pain of osteomelinitis of the jaw?

Is there anything to relieve pain of osteomelinitis of the jaw?

Treat disorder: Osteomyelitis is infection/inflammation of the bone. Make sure you are being treated for the underlying disorder. See an oral surgeon. A variety of prescription pain meds can be prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take. ...Read more

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I have serious jaw bone infection from no dental care available in uk pain 24 7 where can i go had enough?

I have serious jaw bone infection from no dental care available in uk  pain 24 7  where can i go had enough?

No dental care ?: There are plenty of dentists in every corner of the UK. You'll have to call one to be treated. Please don't delay, things are only getting worse... ...Read more

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Will augmentin take car of a jaw bone infection if i have one im taking it for tooth infection in panic spreading to all facial bones what the chances?

Will augmentin take car of a jaw bone infection if i have one im taking it for tooth infection in panic spreading to all facial bones what the chances?

Not by itself: Antibiotics like augmentin will suppress the symptoms of an infection but only the appropriate dental procedure will really solve the problem. You need a good diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone where bacteria invade the bone and bone marrow. ...Read more