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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or l ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Get treatment: Don't fool around, the abcess is most likely causing septicemia, barrels in the blood system that can result in additional illness.
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems inc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abcess: Depending on where it is, usually, they are drained and may need an antibiotic
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Inflammation: Abscess is the result of acute suppurative inflammation and inflammation produces, pain, swelling, redness, local warmth and loss of function of the a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Especially if blood becomes infected and seeds other areas of the body.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
It depends on site: Drainage of an abscess is (if possible) a good form of initial treatment. If it is not practical to drain it, it must be treated with antibiotics and ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: An abscess (latin: abscessus) is a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue in which the pus resides ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med tx: Acutually, if a baby has an abscess - that warrants prompt medical attention.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Absolutely: See a dentist asap to place you on the appropriate antibiotic regimen and treat the cause of the abscess! left untreated, even if you have no pain or ... Read More

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