Swelling In The Neck That Aches To Fester In The Gum Area?
Hi doc … My name is Diana, I’m 24 years old, I have a sore throat and cough about almost 1 week and I’m not a doctor just taking cough medicine and sore throat, and about 1 week there is a lump in the neck of my throat that hurts outside usual, after that the pain spread to my graham teeth which right caused swelling for a day and night, the next day when I was feeling very sick and I checked into the glass it turned out the gum had not stuck again to my teeth and was bleeding and festering, what kind of disease is this ..？ there is a cause and how to treat it ..？ Thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Complaints of swelling in the neck that is painful to festering in the gum area may be caused by a deep neck abscess. Deep neck abscess is accumulation of pus
in the potential space between the deep neck muscle tissue as a result of propagation from various sources of infection, such as teeth, mouth, throat, nasal sinuses, ears
and neck. Germs that cause deep neck abscesses are usually a mixture of various germs.
Symptoms and clinical signs are usually in the form of pain and swelling in the affected deep neck space. Besides that you can find complaints of fever, sore throat, stiffness in the jaw, painful swallowing, and difficulty swallowing.
Complications of deep neck abscesses include airway obstruction causing acute oxygen deprivation. This condition is classified as an emergency case. Abscesses can also rupture and cause lung complications.
To diagnose this disorder or other possible diagnoses, it is necessary to have a direct physical examination and supporting examinations to determine the location of the anatomical abnormality and the germ pattern of the cause. Examination that can be done between x-rays, germ culture, and antibiotic sensitivity test.
If true due to the condition of the neck abscess, the treatment is by evacuating the accumulation of the abscess through surgery both with local anesthesia and with general anesthesia. High-dose combination antibiotics also need to be given by injection.
Another important thing is the maintenance of adequate airways and good abscess drainage. Therefore do not hesitate to immediately consult your complaints with your doctor. The sooner diagnosed the faster it will be handled and the better the outcome of the disease.
That's all, hope you can help.