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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Always a chance: An abscess can, in some instances, resolve on it's own without any medical intervention.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you have an: Abscess then you need medical care. You should not attempt to do an incision ; drainage on yourself.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Peritonsillar absces: Peritonsillar abscesses are really not very fun, to say the least. Much like other abscesses, they usually won't go away without some kind of treatme ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Drainage: Abscesses do not generally go away on their own. The primary treatment of an abscess is drainage--evacuation of the pus. This can be done with surgery ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: If it has been actually diagnosed as an abscess you need to see a doctor immediately to get it drained then likely take a course of antibiotics. You c ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Draining helps....: An abscess is an infection, something like a large pimple. Getting it to drain may help resolve the abscess. Your doctor may lance it; or it may drain ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
57 years experience Dentistry
Source not corrected: Generally a recurrent abscess is from the nerve of a tooth dying (died) and until it is attended to the abscess will not go away, only be contained wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
RCT or debridement: If it is an endo abscess (nerve hurts), root canal must be performed on the tooth. If it is a periodontal abscess, good scaling and root planing (deb ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
25 years experience Urogynecology
Goes away: But would tell your gyn and any surgeon as it often leads to scarring in the area of the abscess.
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