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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Pain should resolve as soon as the pus is released. Persistent pain could be due to spreading infection. Recommend urgent follow up evaluation by th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: Contaminated needle stick injury and contact with infected blood and an open cut or wound are risk factors for transmission of hepatitis c. See your ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need investigation: In non lactating female most of the breast abcess are in skin and subcutaneous tissue, should heal with drainage , wound care along with antibiotics , ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need eval & good tx: Firstly, make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Secondly, if abscess is large enough- incision and drainage may be required to remove the puss. Cul ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The lingual: tonsils ( not the "usual tonsils which are in the pharynx and vsisble) are located in the "way back" of the tongue on both sides and are sometimes inf ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Go back to doctor: You really need to return to the doctor who removed the abscess ASAP. You don’t want this wound to get infected now that it is open. If the doctor can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Dentist: While General Physicians are the stars of the health care industry, you have a dental problem. See a Dentist. You may have a damaged tooth or gum dise ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Vascular: Congratulations on kicking the h habit! see a vascular surgeon as either the lymphatic outflow or the venous outflow has been obstructed possibly to s ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Go to the hospital: With the history you gave she needs to be evaluated asap,
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Can't generalize: Swelling in your hand is not likely to be related to the root canal. Depending on where your facial swelling is the same may be true there. We don't a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Natural variation: There is a whole host of variations on size and shape of human body. What you consider short and stubby may be eminently suited for some tasks and voc ... Read More
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