Thursday, December 5, 2019

Ludwig's Angina

Have you ever heard of Ludwig's Angina? Good, neither have I!

According to Medical News Today "Ludwig's angina is a rare, serious skin infection that develops on the floor of the mouth and the neck. It results from bacteria that are present due to other issues, such as a tooth abscess or a mouth injury".

Ludwig is a form of cellulitis which causing severe swelling in the tissue under the tongue and around the neck. Luckily, antibiotics help people recover but if it's not treated right away it can be deadly because the swelling can cut off airways. 

Along with severe swelling you can also experience other symptoms such as:

  • Fever and chills
  • Drooling
  • Earache
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should seek medical attention right away!

Information found here!

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