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Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?

Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?

Headache: Don't understand your question completely or what you are asking. What you are describing appears to be a mixed tension/migraine headache. If you are concerned about tumor or infection, best to check with your doctor or referral to a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more

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I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

I have an abcess on my lower left leg is it MRSA since the last abcess on my leg tested positive and should I be concerned i also have hidradenitis?

Yes: If this is MRSA and is recurrent you problably are a carrier of the staph. This needs followup as well as treatment for your hidranenitis which can be a very challenging condition to manage. Please seek help from a dermatologist with expeience mananging hidradenits. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
Once
If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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I have a bad abcess on my leg why is the top a big blister now that its draining andbsince its draining will the cellulitis go away.On its own?

I have a bad abcess on my leg why is the top a big blister now that its draining andbsince its draining will the cellulitis go away.On its own?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Incision and drainage performed
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Culture of pus performed
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Antibiotics by mouth & duration appropriate
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Wound care instructions & list of supplies
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I have a huge abcess on my leg is it normal to feel like my legs going to sleep?

Not normal: It does not sound normal, but rather product of the abcess, an independent problem or general condition (less likely, but i read "legs going to sleep"..). Compression of a nerve near an abcess might provoke paresthesias, but there is a lot of potential causes. You should consult your dr to clarify it. ...Read more

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I have an abcess on my lower leg I have tested positive for MRSA in the past I have chills and it hurts to stand what can I do to feel better?

I have an abcess on my lower leg I have tested positive for MRSA in the past I have chills and it hurts to stand what can I do to feel better?

Go to Hospital: Is this a test? There is only one possible answer. Mrsa can be deadly. It is not advised to sit at home and just wait till you die. You must get medical attention and urgently. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Soak in warm water for 20 minutes
3x day
Apply topical antibiotic
3x day
Consider visit to doctor to incise and drain abscess
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I have a bad abcess with cellulitis on my leg i don't have insurance is there anything i can do at home to help and can cellulitis cause chest pain?

I have a bad abcess with cellulitis on my leg i don't have insurance is there anything i can do at home to help and can cellulitis cause chest pain?

See doc: While i sympathathize, i would not advise trying to treat what you describe as a bad abscess at home. Typically this will need antibiotics and incision/drainage. An urgent care can likely do this for you reasonably cheaply. Sometimes the abscess may spontaneously rupture and drain, and you could place a warm moist towel to try to expedite this, but you need to see a doc. Chest pain needs doc. ...Read more

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