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Abcess in the lower jaw - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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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