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why do I keep getting abscesses

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Evaluation: ? Recurrent staph.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Abedini
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes, it is possible.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic co ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
If u use needles, ye: Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses. If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Surgical drainage: Presuming that it is a skin abscess, it may be necessary to drain it surgically as it may not be able to rise through the tough, stratified layer of d ... Read More
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Dr. Dustin Cupp
13 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be opened: Sounds like he needs to see a surgeon. Might try epsom salt soaks in the interim.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Warm Compress: It's hard to get a 3 y/o to do anything. Try putting a cotton ball soaked in very warm (not to hot water) against the gum and the lip. If it opens up ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Primary care doc?: Can't your regular doc help you with these? It would certainly be a lot more convenient and lest costly than the ED.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Recurrent abcesses: You and your spouse may be exposed to bacteria in areas that you go to...gym, grocery store etc. wiping down objects with wipes, washing hands is imp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph? Hidradenitis?: This could be recurent boils etc due to staph, strep, or other bacteria. Another possibility is hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory conditions t ... Read More
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