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When should I go back to work after an abscess

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
You may: If the pain is tolerable and will not interfere with your work, you may go to work. However, it is not wise to delay treatment for a tooth abscess and ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: An abscess is an infection. May or may not drain, may just spread to other organ systems. The infection, pain, and/or medications may affect your ba ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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FISTULA IN ANO: Post abscess drainage one may develop a fistula. See gen./colorectal surgeon for eval
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on what kind of work you do, where it was lanced, how large it was, and if there were any complications or surrounding infection. Some i send ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Depends on location of abscess. As long as you have it properly bandaged, you should be able to return quickly. Also depends on if your work will inte ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Healing abcess: 7-10 days. Can resume work in 48-72 hrs s/p surgery.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Abscess: If it continues to drain then no. Was it cultured? It may be MRSA. See your doctor for guidance. You are right to try and not spread this to your pati ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Repeat culture: 30 year old gentleman with inner ear abscess unsuccessfully treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotics did not work? Amoxicillin or Fluoroquinolone? ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gynecology : It is usually best to see your gynecologist to have them fix this. They can follow you and make sure there are no issues. If the cyst is to painful to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Go Back ASAP: The pressure and toxins from the abscess are affecting the inferior alveolar nerve. That tooth needs to be opened and drained ASAP, insurance or no in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK, but...: Antibiotics don't work overnight, and it's not unusual for symptoms to get worse for a day or two. Typically I would not expect much improvement until ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juris Bunkis
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a surgeon: Depends on where the abscess is, but in all likelihood, the area will require an excision by a surgeon.
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