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I have an abscess tooth which is being treated with

I have an abscess tooth which is being treated with penicillin, I have developed a firm boil that’s tender and surrounding area is swollen. What could it be and what can I do to reduce it? Abcess is on top of my mouth and the swollen area is right above it. Feels like pus
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
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