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What can I do if my cellulitis is not draining

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcuticular tissues usually resolving with antibiotics and no drainage procedure. If there is drainage thi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
Better is good: Because ongoing drainage is important after an abscess is opened, the wound is not sutured closed so will take 3 - 6 weeks to heal depending on size, ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to thre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: What you describe sounds like normal healing for a drained abscess. Your triple antibiotic treatment was over kill. Clindamycin alone or Bactrim (sul ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Re-evaluation: Have your dentist or oral surgeon reevaluate the area. Removal of the tissue or tooth may be indicated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Greene
19 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Tang
23 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: You should go see your primary care provider to see if your ear infection is getting better or worse. Continue taking your antibiotic in the mean tim ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infected earlobe: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Ice: And anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. If you notice the area getting red and warm, see your doctor. That's probably an infection starting. In the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It may be normal: It is normal for some men to have small whitish bumps on the penis small white bumps 1to3mm in diameter they may be 1fordyces spots no treatment nee ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad infections: Descriptions of bacterial infections thar are resistant to normal antibiotics. MRSA stands for Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus VRE stands ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
21 years experience Urology
Hard to know: Hard to know without seeing it. If you are worried, then you could see a general practitioner first, and they could refer to a specialist if there is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Try and not blow your nose,if there s infection it will worsen it,but you may want consult your physician,before it worsens
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sitzbath: Sitzbaths (sitting with the bottom in a bowl of luke warm camomile water) and applying hot compresses to the swollen Bartholin's gland, if it's not in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Plastic surgeon: Most of us are not symmetrical. Compare your right and left thumb and you will see if you are right handed that thumb will be bigger. Your jaw muscles ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
You can't: Have a doctor evaluate the problem.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Lacrimal obstruction: The eye drains, the lacrimal canals, are probably obstructed in some way. Mostly these are spontaneous in women, but in men are usually due to trauma ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot sitz baths: Sit in a bathtub with hot water and soak the area to relieve the pain, then see a gyn md to evaluated the "depth of the problem".
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Navel infection?: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Maybe nothing: If there is no pain or deformity leave it alone. If concerned see a podiatrist for a check up
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye pain: Eye pain can be caused by many things from benign to serious. See your eye doctor.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wash with soap &: warm water - dry. Can apply small amt of antibiotic ointment. If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 10 years or you don't know - the woul ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Swollen gums indicate you have a periodontal infection. This needs to be treated by a dentist or periodontist. They can removed all of the debris, c ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
You would know: When anything is infected there is usually pain and redness, swelling. When cysts become infected, they must be drained and treated with antibiotics. ... Read More
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