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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Mesalamine: Oral +/- topical Mesalamine therapy would probably be the best. There is a new "safe" oral steroid called uceris which seems very promising too.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your den ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Vaseline: Vaseline is the best lubricant, but is messy. Any of the over the counter product are good. The best treatment of them all is .....Go to the caribbean ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroid ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Mucocele: What you described is consistent with a mucocele. Mucus has accumulated in tissue due to injury to a small salivary gland in the lip. It may need to b ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Are you sure?: It would be very unusual to have shingles just on the lips, without lesions on one side of the face. If the lesions are only on your lips, it's more ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rashes: See your doctor to determine if the rashe is due to a fungus or bacterium. Once the determination is made through culture, treatment can be instituted ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The question is impossible to answer without being able to see the rash. See a dermatologist in your area for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
See doctor NOW: See you doctor or an er immediately. It may need to be drained surgically and you may need antibiotics. Don't fool around with a potentially dangerous ... Read More

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