Can inhaling chemicals through the nose cause a brain abscess?

No. If a person has had a brain abscess and the underlying cause isn't clear (iv drug abuse, heart infection, cystic fibrosis, tetralogy, etc.), look for osler-weber-rendu and for an atrial septal defect. These two allow systemic venous blood to bypass the lungs where bacteria-laden microparticles are often removed.

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Suspect brain abscess from tooth. No PCP. Head, ear hurt, muscle spasm. Could it just be my wisdom tooth? Should I go to the ER? Or tell my dentist

Dental abscess. This infection will not resolve on its own with home care or ER visit. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth infection with symptoms you have described precisely. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Read more...
Dentist. Infected teeth do not, to my knowledge, cause brain abscesses. Can, however, do serious damage to other organ systems. Start with Dentist for examination and treatment planning. Go now. Read more...