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Difference btw TMJ and crown infection? If pain continues and finished TMJ treatment to ease the pain? Ps:No swelling or liquid around crown?

Difference btw TMJ and crown infection? If pain continues and finished TMJ treatment to ease the pain? Ps:No swelling or liquid around crown?

Two diff issues: TMJ issues involve problems with the actual joint which are not normally related to an infection. An infection of your tooth can be either endodontic or periodontal in nature, and will involve microorganisms. No swelling and no exudate does not imply no infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Recently my eyelids swell everyday I wake up. Why? I never had this daily swelling before. Also not infection b/c the swelling calms down afternoon.

Recently my eyelids swell everyday I wake up. Why? I never had this daily swelling before. Also not infection b/c the swelling calms down afternoon.

Nephrotic edema: Most common cause of swelling around the eyes in the morning is due to kidney disease from any causes. Get your self checked for the kidney profile. ...Read more

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I am due a Tonsillectomy soon what's the best after care advice, i.e only eat certain foods, reducing swelling, reducing infection etc?

I am due a Tonsillectomy soon what's the best after care advice, i.e only eat certain foods, reducing swelling, reducing infection etc?

Cold liquids at 1st: Expect to use your pain medication - it helps. Ice cold liquids at 1st - slowly add ice cold Ensure. After about a week the cold may hurt the new tissue, so tepid clear broth, etc. No acidic, spicy or textured for awhile. Antisceptic gargle and saline gargle. Be patient. Rest, Don't talk - not even silently in your head if possible. It should be a lot better after 2 weeks. Prepare lots of support. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.

I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.

Increasing?: If pain/swelling is increasing may mean presence of residual infection, incomplete fill, root fracture, slightly elongated temporary filling, etc. If pain/swelling decreasing, remember that all surgical procedures have a healing time. Please call the Dentist or specialist Endodontist who treated you for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Swelling at the anal entrance. Is this some sort of infection?

Swelling at the anal entrance. Is this some sort of infection?

Possibly: Swelling adjacent to the anus may be in infection of the perineal gland. These glands are located near the anus and can become infected with local bacteria. They may require surgery to treat definitively. ...Read more

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What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Antibiotic: If a diffuse swelling in face or jaws from an abscessed tooth, then antibiotic is indicated; followed by treatment for the tooth such as root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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Why do pts with bulimia have parotids infections or swelling?

Why do pts with bulimia have parotids infections or swelling?

From purging: Amylase production of the salivary glands is raised by purging and the over-activity results in swelling. The normal breakdown of carbohydrates is distorted by the behavior pattern demands of bulimia. It usually improves if the behaviors cease. Http://www. Eatingdisordersonline. Com/medical/parotid. Php
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I have an infection in a tooth and started penicillin yesterday morning and the swelling has gotten worse. What to do?

I have an infection in a tooth and started penicillin yesterday morning and the swelling has gotten worse. What to do?

Some thoughts...: Did your dentist give you the prescription for penecillin or did you have some unused antibiotics in your medicine cabinet? If your dentist did, please call them immediately as an emergency. If you took old meds, then you need to call a dentist to be seen, since antibiotics do not solve dental problems, they just mask the symptoms. Feel better soon.. ...Read more

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I have finger swelling after a cut healed. The swelling is above where my cut was. Is this an infection? Or what is it

I have finger swelling after a cut healed. The swelling is above where my cut was. Is this an infection? Or what is it

Skin swelling: It may be just inflammation or the beginning of an infection. Can you provide us a picture or virtual consult with healthtap prime. ...Read more

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Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Root canal: If you are still having swelling after a root canal it means the infection has not healed yet. Go back to your dentist for follow up. Running will not speed up the healing process butkeeponyour routine for good health. ...Read more

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Redness, swelling, and bleeding from a periodontal infection. What should I do?

Redness, swelling, and bleeding from a periodontal infection. What should I do?

Seek care: You likely have periodontitis, although redness, swelling and bleeding can mean a lot of things. An evaluation by a periodontist is recommended. If you know it's an infection, then it needs treatment. Antibiotics are but one possibility and much more than that may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate pain and swelling from a salivary gland infection?

How do I alleviate pain and swelling from a salivary gland infection?

Medications: Have your doctor prescribe an antibiotic, pain medication that has anti-inflammatory properties and use lemon drops to promote salivary flow. ...Read more

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I've got a bowel infection and now my hands keep swelling up?

I've got a bowel infection and now my hands keep swelling up?

See a doctor: And do this soon. There are GI conditions which may predispose to kidney problems and this can result in build up of fluids in the body. Go see a primary care doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in the neck, but had no symptoms of infection or swelling in the groin or armpit. What should I do?

I have a swelling in the neck, but had no symptoms of infection or swelling in the groin or armpit. What should I do?

Yes: Lymph bodes can be enlarged and limited to one specific area. An exam would help identify possible causes. ...Read more

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I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Have a gum infection and face keeps swelling?

Have a gum infection and face keeps swelling?

See a dentist ASAP: A gum infection 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. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

Sign of healing: When swelling does down it means that the area is less inflamed which is a sign of healing. The infection may not be completely gone, but it is on its way out. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for skin infection swelling to go down?

Varies: Depends on severity and tissue levels as well as location of infection. Heat should dissipate and redness resolve and swelling will decrease over a few ads. Bromelain orally along with antibiotic can reduce swelling faster often within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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If after taking amoxicillin and your swelling goes down, does that mean your infection is clearing up?

If after taking amoxicillin and your swelling goes down, does that mean your infection is clearing up?

It is a good sign: I am not sure where your infection is, but taking the Amoxicillin which is helping with the redness/swelling at the infection site is a very good sign that it is responding to the treatment. Fever/pain should subside as well. I suggest continuing to complete the full course of the antibiotic and follow-up with doc as instructed. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Hangnail pulled then infection 2 weeks. Got better and now same type pain, slight swelling, pink. Applied Neosporin 2 wks, againn now. Not improving.?

Hangnail pulled then infection 2 weeks. Got better and now same type pain, slight swelling, pink. Applied Neosporin 2 wks, againn now. Not improving.?

Paronychia: It sounds like you may have a paronychia, which is an infection of the skin around the edge of a nail. Sometimes you can see a collection of pus next to the nail; sometimes it's just red and painful. A doctor can drain these with a very simple procedure. Sometimes you need antibiotics. See your doctor, a hand specialist, or urgent care for evaluation and treatment if you worsen/don't get better. ...Read more

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If a patient has recurring swelling & infections after partial removal of miniarc sling, how many months (or # of recurring infections) should pass before investigating for a possible mesh infection?

If a patient has recurring swelling & infections after partial removal of miniarc sling, how many months (or # of recurring infections) should pass before investigating for a possible mesh infection?

Urogynecology: I recommend you schedule a visit with a very experienced urogynecologist. This sounds like a complex and somewhat unique medical situation that would require an expert. Sling placement & removal in general do not lead to these kinds of problems. Something out of the ordinary must be going on and seeing a specialist is key. If there is not a urogynecologist in amarillo consider traveling to dfw. ...Read more

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Could a possible stafph infection cause swelling of tissue on the penis?

Could a possible stafph infection cause swelling of tissue on the penis?

Possibly: Any infection could cause swelling of the penis. You should have this evaluated. Warning signs are redness, warmth, or darkening of the area, all of which indicate serious infection which can start from picking an area of the skin or from saliva on an even small open areas. Have this evaluated immediately by a urologist. ...Read more

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How to face swelling due to sinus infection?

How to face swelling due to sinus infection?

Antibiotics: You should be on antibiotics and an ENT specialist should advise you on the need for any surgery. ...Read more

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Does urine infection cause swelling of the penis?

Does urine infection cause swelling of the penis?

Rarely.: Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections are almost always a different type than those that cause skin infections. In normal, healthy individuals with intact immune systems, we would not expect penile swelling to occur with a uti. Get evaluated to make sure it is an infection, and that you are treated so that it doesn't progress. ...Read more

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First time I had tonsil infection without swelling. Now left tonsil is fibrosed. Should worry?

Body response: Your body's response to injury is scar tissue/fibrosis but this does improve over time. People who get infections all the time actually develop crypts in their tonsils that can contribute to bad breath and more infections but otherwise this is not dangerous. Try to keep them rinsed and prevent infections. Have you heard of sinus rinse (Neil Med or Ayr). They help to prevent recurrent infection ...Read more

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