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Old 05-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2005
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smblkc HB User
Possible abscess in neck?!?

Since last Tuesday (5/8), I have been extremely sick with what was originally described as a virus. Neck ache, general pains, headache that can drop a horse, hot sweats, chills, a fever up to 103.8 etc.

Two doctor visits and two ER workups later, my PCP states that the fever should have subsided. He palpated my neck, and believes to have found a mass which he thinks might be the source of the underlying infection. I am to get a neck CT soon.

Now, here is the kicker.... I have been on some pretty strong antibiotics for the past couple of weeks for another infection (clindamycin, Augmentin, and thus far about 13 days worth of Bactrim). All my blood work came back pretty much okay (some liver abnormalities, but had a liver CT done with nothing found), and blood cultures came back negative.

Any opinions on this? Has anyone experienced anything similar?!? With all of the antibiotics I've been on, and not missed a dose of, I can't imagine an abscess forming.


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