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Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Recurrent infections: If your boyfriend really has been getting recurrent infections, i'd be certain to make sure he doesn't have any immunocompromise. A weakened immune sy ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This could be from spread of the infection. It could be a reaction to the treatment you have had for the abscess. You need to discuss this with your p ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Time to see doc: Ideally, the doc that has treated him before. While eczema is not typically progressing to abscess, if abscess is present, timely treatment and possib ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If this is an actual: abscess than medical intervention is needed. Incision and drainage if the standard treatment for an abscess. Take care.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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C ur doc: It likely needs proper drainage and antibiotics to heal.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Child in pain: Unfortunately there is not much you can do at home except give him/her the appropriate dose of OTC pain medication for his age and weight. Get him to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: My first step would be to culture the fluid from the abscess to make sure the right antibiotic is being given. Additional steps might be taken based ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
See a DR: An abscess is a collection of bacteria, white blood cells sent to fight the infection and damaged tissue. The key word is infection! An untreated absc ... Read More
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