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How Long Until My Abscess Stops Draining
Lancing: Lancing provides temporary relief and drains infection. you may feel better within a few days. This takes the pressure of and may help the Acute infection. If you're lucky it won't flare up again for a few years. However, if you don't have the cyst excised it can recur over and over again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will get worse until the pressure is relieved either by rupturing the abcess or it destroys enough underlying tissue that the pressure is reduced. But then it will still be there, but not hurting as much! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soon: If you take antibiotics as directed (don't stop until all the pills are taken), you should see partial to complete resolution of the swelling within 2-3 days. Know however that if the tooth is truly abscessed (nerve of the tooth infected) it will require root canal treatment or extraction or the pain/swelling will return after course of antibiotic therapy completed. See your dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Depends: Depends on the location of the infection, severity of the infection and the ability of the antibiotic to get to that area in sufficient strength. If it is an endodontic abscess, root canal treatment or tooth extraction are the definitive treatments. If acute periodontal gumline abscess, placement of Arestin into the gumline pocket works within 2 weeks. Addtl periodontal procedures may be needed. ...Read more
I cut myself shaving 3 weeks ago. My leg is really red. No infection. How long does it take for the redness to go away? How long until it looks normal
Fluid on knee cap, doesn't drain unless dr does it, it fills right after. How often is ok to go get drained? How do I stop it filling again?
Varies : There is not a set limit. Every time you do drain it, there is risk of introducing infection. Three times is a general rule. The bigger wuestion is why it keeps occurring and what can be done. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause and options for treatment. ...Read more
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If properly chosen..: ...Should work within 24 hours or less. ...Read more
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