Abscess and phlegmon of the tongue

This infection occurs often in violation of the integrity of the mucous membrane of the tongue due to injuries of various kinds, wounds by sharp edges of carious teeth, it is not a quality denture or simple teeth prokusyvanie.

Also, the reason can be: injured fish bones and other thin sharp objects, insect bites, gunshot and other types of damage. The infection can penetrate through the blind hole language, which is not fully tightened, and also ulcerative stomatitis, sore throat, or inflammation of the tonsils language.

The symptoms of abscess of the tongue

This disease manifests first in the form of small painful seal in one of the halves of the tongue, then the borders of the focus is a little blurred, and language is becoming less swollen, especially by the location of the abscess.

Talking and eating becomes very difficult, while there are strong pain. Can increase the body temperature more than 38oC. Also note the enlarged lymph nodes located under the jaw and chin.

An abscess may form at the root of the tongue between the muscles underneath it at the point of transition directly into the language. First, the patient may complain of painful swallowing, after which the body temperature rises and a fever.

Observed inactivity of the tongue and pain with pressure on its root. The next stage of development of the disease is the appearance of swelling and increased language size, which leads to a sense of suffocation in humans and profuse salivation.

The symptoms of cellulitis

This disease is characterized by spilled infiltration and swelling of the tongue. Strongly increased in the amount of language can not fit in the mouth and protrudes to the outside. Notes dirty-white coating on tongue and bad breath.

The person's speech becomes unintelligible, there is a hoarse, abundant saliva, viscous in consistency. The breathing is difficult, body temperature can reach 39oC. Lymph nodes are greatly enlarged and painful. A formed abscess is most often found on the lower surface of the tongue.

Treatment of diseases

Abscesses of the tongue is opened by a small longitudinal incisions. When the disease phlegmon incisions are performed depending on the physician, on the back and on the lateral surface of the tongue.

In the case of deep ulcers, located at the root of the tongue, they opened by cutting through the skin in the midline region under the chin.

After happens the autopsy a purulent focus, the patient immediately feels relief. Disappears pain when swallowing. Together with surgical treatment is recommended to treat with antibiotics. Also appointed by rinsing the mouth with warm decoction of chamomile or sage.