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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
13 years experience Dermatology
Mupirocin: Talk to your doctor about treating the inside of your nose with Mupirocin ointment. Staph aureus, which is responsible for most boils, is carried in t ... Read More
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Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Health Education: Usually we recommend decrease the load of the normal skin flora by using antiseptic/antimicrobial soap such as( Hibicleans) at least once a week, wash ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cyst: You can get what's called a Bartholin's cyst that requires drainage and a small catheter placed. Have the area checked to see what you need to have do ... Read More
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bartholin Glands: You may not have any symptoms if the Bartholin gland cyst is small. But a large cyst or an infected cyst (abscess) can cause symptoms. Symptoms of a c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Kroumpouzos
32 years experience Dermatology
Pus: Pus collection in the skin.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
A number of ways: 1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion 2. Once the abscess opens from ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
13 years experience Dermatology
Warm compresses: Take a hand towel and soak it in warm water and leave it on the abscess for 5-10 minutes at a time. This will help bring it to a head.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage. Antibiotics can effect improvement in the surrounding soft tissue infection in 2-4 days but drainage ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently. Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Sure is, if all of the "shell" or bag containing the cyst did not get removed, then can and will return.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Abscess treatment: Once the abscess begins to "come to a head" and it becomes more soft and fluctuant, lancing it to evacuate the pus and relieve the pressure is the bes ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you feel well you can exercise with a skin abscess. Avoid traumatizing the involved area.

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