Pott's puffy tumor

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What is Pott's puffy tumor?

Pott Puffy Tumor is a rare complication of Sinusitis or serious trauma. It is characterized by the build up of bacteria and pus underneath the first layer of bone leading to a swelling appearance in the affected area.

Common symptoms reported by people with Pott's puffy tumor

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Pott's puffy tumor

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pott's puffy tumor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with Pott's puffy tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Pott's puffy tumor

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
bone pain Hospitalization 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pott's puffy tumor (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
nightmares tired when first up in morning
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Pott's puffy tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Pott's puffy tumor on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

0% Female
100% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Pott's puffy tumor patients who have completed their condition history
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