abcess on leg

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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost. ?

NEEDS I&D of abcess

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A 'painful mass' is a sign of an abcess and the BEST treatment is 'incision & drainage' (I&D) of the infected material. Please GET SEEN for this procedure. Antibiotics usually CAN NOT cure a LARGE abcess, sorry. Hope you are better soon!
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Dr. Brian Hoffman answered:

Hi, my fathers age is 72 yrs and has kidny problem but lately his legs start swelling giantly and discharging abscess . Pl help?

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Sounds like the kidney and leg issues may be different from each other. Definitely see a Primary Care Physician ASAP. Discharging abscesses are nothing to play with, they are signs of infection and need to be treated sooner, not later. The swelling legs may be cardiac in nature, or vascular. Start his care today, see a PCP, then follow advice for referrals, if needed. May need diuretic too.
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My knee and leg hurt constantly and when I am on it a lot it feels like an abscess also tender to touch this has been going on for about two months

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Try using ibuprofen and tylenol for pain management. Ibuprofen 800mg three times daily should be tried for 7-10 days. Also try ice for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day for swelling, may use compression of the joint.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Abscess on leg i need to know what antibiotics to take i already got core of abscess out myself i wont go to doctor what can i take?

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You can soak the abscess with hot salt water to promote drainage. If there is surrounding soft tissue infection or cellulitis characterized by redness, swelling, pain and warmth antibiotics prescribed by a doctor are necessary. You are 29 years old. You need to grow up and see a doctor when it is needed.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I had a small cyst on leg for 15 yrs. Turned into abscess and after taking AB, it got mostly better. The incision hole has not sealed. Thoughts?

See a doctor

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There may be residual portions of cyst or scar tissue, you may have a chronic low grade infection with a fistula forming, and the risk of not treating is that it can involve surrounding tissue progressively. A dermatologist would be a good place to start if your PCP does not know what to do.
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Dr. Rashid Khan answered:

On antibiotics for a staph infection on my leg. Only have taken 2 doses so far, but abscess is growing and now hot to touch. Should I lance&drain it?

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Don't try to drain it yourself. Go to the emergency room and get treatment . You probably need IV antibiotics and I&D drainage of the abscess. You may have a MRSA Staph infection which is resistant to oral antibiotics.
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I have a HUGE abscess on the back of my upper leg its very hot to the touch and painful when i walk what do i do????

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It likely needs proper drainage and antibiotics to heal
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I have a abscess in the crease of my leg and buttocks have had it 2 weeks now very painful and red it's the size of a quarter. ER visit or Doc ??

Abscess

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Quarter size abscess you can see the surgeon in his office who can do incision and drainage. Sooner the better. Wish you good health.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

How long will lymph nodes in groin and down thigh be tender/slightly sore (not swollen) after an abscess infection on upper leg is cleared up?

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Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph Nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well
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What are the signs of sepsis i have an abcess and its really painful red hot to the touch and the pains.going up my leg?

Fever, low bp...

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Sepsis requires immediate attention at a hospital. The symptoms can rapidly evolve from fever, hypotension, chills, increased heart rate, etc. The issue is the pain going up the leg, and it would be worthwhile to check into the local ER at this point to make sure that there isn't a more serious underlying problem.
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