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Had bridge to hold jaw together, screw came out, hole infected, got random cough. Caused by infected hole?

I broke my jaw 8 yrs ago some kind of bridge was put in to hold my jaw together for the last year I ve been having really bad abssess in that spot finally the screw came out & I still have this hole that seems to stay infected its very painful now I ve got this random cough is it related can the prolonged infection in my jaw be getting serious
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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dear customer,

The pus collection at the site indicates some sort of infection.You should NOT delay and start the treatment immediately after consulting your doctor/ent specialist.

The pus should be sent for culture and sensitivity and antibiotic coverage should be given to control the bacterial infection.

Thank you!
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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