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sterile abscess from injection

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Quincy: Dont try self doctoring. An infected abscess needs antibioticsand the abscess itself should be drained.

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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: If it is now red and tender, then perhaps there is a true infection. I would revisit the pediatrician. Also, watch his fever.
Dr. Ahmet Aybar
31 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Abscess: If the abscess is redder and tender then it is no longer sterile and chances are it has become infected. Have him seen again, may need to have the abs ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Drainage: Abscess needs drainage. 4 weeks of abscess is no good. Please see your doctor for drainage. Thanks.
A male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bad reaction: Try homeopathic ledum and silica and see if that helps with the abscess. One recommendation is to reconsider vaccines since this is second bad reactio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
If : If your infection has been treated and then the abcess has returned, you need to go back to the dentist who is treating you so that he/she can evaluat ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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A male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
No association..: There is no direct association between lash of a needle vs another way of inserting it. If the abscess came after needle insertion the cause of the in ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Stevenson
9 years experience Ophthalmology
Injection risk: Any injection has a risk of bleeding, bruising, and infection, even if proper sterile technique was use, because it creates a break in the skin for b ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Carrison
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
I&D: Abscesses generally will not heal by just taking antibiotics. Your abscess needs to be drained. Any emergency department can do an incision and drai ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Warm compresses: You neednt worry .Use warm compresses 4 times a day to absorb the remaining lump.
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