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Lip abscess treatment

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See Dr ASAP: An abscess is a skin infection. There are bacteria in there that are multiplying and causing the swelling. It must be treated ASAP with antibiotics or... Read More

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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Mesalamine: Oral +/- topical Mesalamine therapy would probably be the best. There is a new "safe" oral steroid called uceris which seems very promising too.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 28 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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
Pediatrics 58 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
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.