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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
Depends where...: Axillary or inguinal abscesses are very hard to remove and the diagnosis is hidradinitis suppurative is difficult to treat. Sometimes hormonal regulat ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Abscess packing can be handled in 2 ways. The packing can be slowly advanced (removed) an inch or 2 each day until it falls out. The abscess packing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Healing wound: This abscess cavity will heal by "secondary intention". This means that the wound will heal on its own without stitches. Healing time depends upon t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Complication: If a perianal abscess does not heal that may indicate a complication like perianal sinus or fistula. See your surgeon soon
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: You should go to the ER now to have it checked and possibly drained.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
OK to remove: Packing abscesses doesn't really prevent recurrent infection. Keep the area covered with a bandage if it is draining and keep it clean by washing with ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Colorectal surgeon: If you can get an appointment soon then a colorectal surgeon,otherwise to ER.However, if is a perirectal abscess will likely take you to the OR to dra ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Sorry: Sounds like you had a tough time at the dentist's office. If the extraction site is still infected after an extraction, something is wrong, and it is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
See an oral surgeon: I recommend seeing an oral surgeon- could be part of the tooth still impacted, a cyst or some other type of infection/inflammation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Abscess: They may both be right, it is just a matter of timing. Usually infection on the skin starts as a red area called cellulitis an progresses to an absc ... Read More

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