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recurrent abscess on buttocks

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Dr. Hans Crumpler
25 years experience Urgent Care
Probably not: Depending on the type of procedure, many incisions and removals leave behind a wound that should be allowed to heal and needs to be cared for in a spe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Depends: How long ago was the surgery and where is it located exactly. Is there healthy red beefy tissue, is there drainage, have you had similar problems in t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
See your doctor for: antibiotic treatment & referral to a surgeon who will drain the abscess & likely pack it with gauze to keep it open & draining. Although i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Needs I & D: Needs Incision and drainage
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Clean and moist: The hallmark of good wound care after drainage of an abscess is to keep the wound clean AND moist. If the wound has a foul odor, or the gauze pads are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Jeep drivers disease: You have a pilonidal cyst or Jeep drivers disease. It is difficult to eridicate. See a surgeon in order to minimize the infection and drainage.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Its possible: Boils/abscesses are cured with proper drainage but you may be carrying a form of invasive staph in your nasal passages. Recurrent abscesses often requ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Abscess: Hello utah! it definitely does not sound like a life threatening emergency, although it could easily have been so. I would get to your doctor tomo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
40 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: If lymph node is swollen then you still have an infection somewhere. Have your doctor look again for the source. Antibiotic may help contain it.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need to see surgeon: You may have most likely anal fistula, less likely pilonidal sinus, both need surgical intervention , see your surgeon to find the cause and treatmen ... Read More
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