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Old 09-07-2008, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sinus infection and abscessed tooth (don't read if you get grossed out)

I've been on antibiotics for about 5 days now for a major sinus infection and abscessed tooth. I've had many sinus infections in the past, but I've only had a few that needed antibiotics.

The abscessed tooth is what triggered this one, and I think I waited too long to get antibiotics. I think the abscess started about 2 months ago. When I finally went in, I was getting a little delirious with a fever and was having a hard time making clear sentences, I was constantly blowing yellow pus and a little bit of blood out my sinuses which crusted badly, and if I tapped my forehead, the right side of my upper jaw hurt terribly.

About 12 hours after I started taking the antibiotics, the pain in my jaw started to go away. I was really thankful.

But here's my question:

Is it normal in this sort of scenario for one to be blowing lots of half coagulated dark brown blood out from deep within his or her sinuses during this sort of thing? Where I basically totally totally fill up a kleenex with that gunk about 4-5 times a day. I've not really experienced something like this--I've had tons of bloody noses in the past, but they were never something DEEP in my sinuses, they were always close to the nose opening. The only good thing out of this is that once I get that brown blood out, for about a half an hour I can breathe better than I have in several years through that side of my nose.

Does this sound like something I should be contacting the hospital over, or am I being overly paranoid? Should I wait a full week, or should I wait two weeks and finish the 14 days of antibiotics before getting concerned? Am I being paranoid?
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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See the week out. This doesn't strike me as staggeringly unusual for such an entrenched infection. If it gets worse, get thee to a doctory.

The first week of antibiotics should knock out the infection (the second week is to make damn sure its dead) but expect a goodly amount of icky repair work throughout.

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See the week out. This doesn't strike me as staggeringly unusual for such an entrenched infection. If it gets worse, get thee to a doctory.

The first week of antibiotics should knock out the infection (the second week is to make damn sure its dead) but expect a goodly amount of icky repair work throughout.

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Thanks very much for the info. I'm probably just being paranoid.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OMFG those things hurt. I see a root canal in your future? Ow, man. Ow.
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I've been on antibiotics for about 5 days now for a major sinus infection and abscessed tooth. I've had many sinus infections in the past, but I've only had a few that needed antibiotics.

The abscessed tooth is what triggered this one, and I think I waited too long to get antibiotics. I think the abscess started about 2 months ago. When I finally went in, I was getting a little delirious with a fever and was having a hard time making clear sentences, I was constantly blowing yellow pus and a little bit of blood out my sinuses which crusted badly, and if I tapped my forehead, the right side of my upper jaw hurt terribly.

About 12 hours after I started taking the antibiotics, the pain in my jaw started to go away. I was really thankful.

But here's my question:

Is it normal in this sort of scenario for one to be blowing lots of half coagulated dark brown blood out from deep within his or her sinuses during this sort of thing? Where I basically totally totally fill up a kleenex with that gunk about 4-5 times a day. I've not really experienced something like this--I've had tons of bloody noses in the past, but they were never something DEEP in my sinuses, they were always close to the nose opening. The only good thing out of this is that once I get that brown blood out, for about a half an hour I can breathe better than I have in several years through that side of my nose.

Does this sound like something I should be contacting the hospital over, or am I being overly paranoid? Should I wait a full week, or should I wait two weeks and finish the 14 days of antibiotics before getting concerned? Am I being paranoid?
I read this despite the warning!

But yes, it is normal to be blowing all kinds of junk out. The good thing is that it is COMING out.

See if you don't feel better after your medication is finished. If things get considerably worse all of a sudden, though, go back to the doctor.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree provisionally. Yes, it sounds good that now that the antibiotics are getting the infection under control that the internal swelling is going down, the pressure is letting up and the sinuses are draining out.

All good.

However, I'd say if the drainage .. the blood and pus .. doesn't lighten up in 3 days .. if after 3 days the SAME amount of bloody gunk is draining .. go in to see a doc.
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OMG. the best way to have a root canal is on Ativan.. I have panic attacks and I told my life long dentist that.. so he had me pick up a Rx for Ativan on the way to his office.. He also knows that I have a strong tolerance for novacaine.. So he loads me up ... for once, my blood pressure didn't drop and I didn't get the absolute uncontrollable shivering like I usually get in his chair.. even for just a cleaning.. in fact.. I almost fell ASLEEP with him poking around in my mouth.. it was amazing.. Ativan.. when you absolutely HAVE to have dental work done..
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I always need the double does of anaesthetics at the dentist (some hereditary weird immunity against aneasthetics kinda thing)-I had a root canal done a few years ago after I let a root infection mature into somekind of abscess. I learnt one thing: Never again will I wait THAT long before I crawl to the doc....
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just had to have a back molar extracted yesterday because it developed an abcess. And it was a tooth that had a root canal over 10 years ago! Apparently, I fractured the root somehow and that led to the abcess forming.

I just wish my dentist had done an X Ray of the tooth a month ago when I pointed out this weird swelling I had on the right side of the roof of my mouth. I would have been spared the acute pain and suffering of the past weekend when the abcess decided to suddenly become much more severe.

On the plus side though, I have been comfortably numb for over a week now since I've been on painkillers and antibiotics!

The extraction yesterday was no walk in the park, however. It was a difficult procedure and my tooth ended up breaking and coming out in pieces. Ouch!

Fmeh, I know how you feel! Hope you're feeling better soon.
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