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What Is a brain abscess?

A: A brain abscess is an encapsulated area of dead cells, pus, infected tissue, and other material caused by the presence of an infection in the brain. The abscess causes intercranial pressure to rise, putting pressure on the brain and leading to very severe complications. If left untreated, brain abscesses are generally fatal. For patients in whom the condition is caught early, the prognosis can be quite good, especially if treatment is aggressive and rapid. In some cases, the abscess is caused by an infection in or around the brain, such as a sinus or ear infection. A...

Can you get a brain abscess from gum disease?

A: Answer I haven''t heard of this occurring, No. But to be sure speak to your doctor. :o)...


Can abscessed tooth cause a brain abscess?

A: The answer about it only being able to affect your lungs....totally wrong! With that said....you have an infection....and YES it can spread...I had an infection in my top front left tooth....one that I didn't even know existed until I had routine xrays..and by that point, it had spread throughout much of the front part of my hard palate...That tooth ended up needing a root canal...followed by an apicoectomy...and removal of ALL the infected bone....quite a bit of my hard palate...a year later, things are better with it...and the bone has started to regrow...but YES...they can spread and they need to be dealt with....there are some places that will let you use a program called "Carenet", you might want to look into that. '' personal experience...

Should I Drain a Tooth abscess?

A: A tooth abscess develops as the result of tooth decay. People without medical training should not attempt to drain a tooth abscess. Only a medical professional such as a dentist should drain a tooth abscess, though people with abscesses should seek medical treatment. Without proper treatment, a tooth abscess can lead to complications that can be potentially life threatening. When bacteria invade a tooth through a crack or breach in the tooth''s enamel, the tooth''s pulp may ultimately become infected. The resulting pus and swelling tissue can cause a toothache. As the infection spreads into the root of the tooth, an abscess may form. The root...


What Are Common brain Lesion Symptoms?

A: Some of the common brain lesion symptoms include headaches, memory loss, seizures, nausea and changes in vision. The symptoms can vary depending on what type of brain lesion it is, as well as the location and severity of the lesion. Experiencing one symptom alone is not necessarily a sign of a brain lesion, because many lesion symptoms could be the result of another health problem. Nonetheless, if the symptoms occur, they should be investigated by a qualified healthcare provider. Depending on the cause, brain lesion symptoms can affect both the mind and the body.. Alzheimer`s disease primarily affects the mind, and it is caused by brain lesions that interfere with...



A: Inflammatory diseases of the brain include abscess, meningitis, encephalitis and vasculitis. The brain is protected from invading infectious agents by the calvarium, dura and blood- brain barrier. Moreover, the cerebral tissue itself is relatively resistant to infection. Most pyogenic infections are hematogenous and related to septicemia and endocarditis. Direct extension from an infected paranasal sinus or middle ear/mastoid is less common than in the pre-antibiotic era. Fungal infections are less common than bacterial infections, but are taking on more importance in AIDS patients and those immunocompromised by way of chemotherapy, neoplasia, or immunosuppressive therapy for organ...


What Is a Parotid abscess?

A: A parotid abscess is a buildup of pus and infected material in the parotid gland, the largest of the salivary glands surrounding the jaw. This condition most commonly develops as a consequence of poor oral care, usually when people are recovering from a medical condition and are less capable of following a basic oral hygiene routine. Treatment usually involves drainage, medications to treat infection, and monitoring for signs of recurrence.. Symptoms of a parotid abscess include significant pain and swelling of one or both parotid glands. The area behind the jaw can feel tight and hot, and the skin may be red and shiny. A doctor must conduct a careful physical examination to rule out conditions with similar symptoms, like mumps. Examination...


Does anyone Know what to do for an abscessed Tooth?

A: sterilize a needle and pop the abcess or take a dose of antibiotics off yer doc get to the dentist quickly...and infection that close to the brain canspread and cause serious damage...not joking call the dentist he will take you in right away Sorry Patti, this is nothing to fool with because it''s an infection in your head. I would go to a doctor or dentist because you need an antibiotic if it is truly absessed. You could try swishing your mouth out with warm salt water often today and tonight and if your not better tomorrow, I wouldn''t wait to get medicine. for now lance it and swish your mouth with Mouthwash and sooth-It with warm salt water... that will help big time.. An abscess is a limited area of pus formed as a result of a...


What Is the Pathophysiology of an abscess?

A: An abscess results from pus gathering in a tissue of the body that has formed a cavity due to an infection. The pathophysiology of an abscess is a series of immune responses beginning with the migration of white blood cells to the infection and the separation of a fluid-filled cavity from the surrounding, healthy tissue. Some abscesses result from blocked ducts in glands, while others are caused by infected injuries, frequently by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.. The pathophysiology of an abscess begins in damaged tissue when the immune system prevents foreign substances and potentially harmful microorganisms from spreading. During infection, large numbers of white blood cells,...


What Is an abscessed Tooth?

A: An abscessed tooth is a term used when a deep infection is present within a tooth or in the gum tissue. This type of infection is commonly caused by untreated dental conditions such as gum disease or cavities. Typical symptoms of an abscessed tooth include moderate to severe pain, a raised bump on the gum tissue surrounding the infected tooth, and facial or jaw swelling. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition and may involve the use of over-the-counter or prescription medications, a root canal, or extraction of the infected tooth. Any questions or concerns about possible symptoms of an abscessed tooth or the best treatment options for an individual situation should be discussed with a doctor or other...

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