Abcess in the lower jaw - Online Doctor Chats
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Doctor : how can ihelp you
User : hello
User : actually...
User : I have developed an abcess on the outside of my lower jaw. It drains a thick yellow pus multiple times throughout the day and is oftentimes accompanied by blood... I would not be so worried about it, but there is more... It is in someway connected to my gums and what I think is the base of my tooth. There is some sort of channel connecting the outside of my lower left jaw to my gum(or tooth)... after searching for a while I had thought that it might be osteomyelitis of the jaw... However, after reading, none of the described symptomes include draining on the OUTSIDE of my skin. All of the sites I veiwed described pockets of pus draining within the hosts mouth and not on the outside. And of course, I am tempted to assume the worst of things by what I have read. I have been to the MedClinic, A local dentist and even the ER... I left all of them stumped... Any medicaal advice would be greatly appreciated.
User : sorry, i have typed it up several times trying to get ananswer.
Doctor : please give me some time to go through the history
User : alright
User : thank you
Doctor : ok
User : yes?
Doctor : it shows you have a fistulae
User : i'm sorry?
Doctor : you have to control the infection first with
User : i'm not sure exactly what that is...
Doctor : antibiotics
User : i had already been perscribed some.
Doctor : and if its not controlled you have to
User : ammoxicillion i believe
Doctor : do a culture and sensitivity
Doctor : test to find out which is good
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