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Do I need to put or do anything after my bartholin's abscess burst on it own? If yes, what?

Do I need to put or do anything after my bartholin's abscess burst on it own? If yes, what?

Soap and water: Usually Bartholin's abscesses begin to get better after they rupture and spontaneously drain. Wash with soap and water. If it returns, becomes red, inflamed and painful or if you develop fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Need help docs! my anal abscess burst. What to do next?

Need help docs! my anal abscess burst. What to do next?

See your doctor.: An abscess rupturing is actually a good thing in most cases, in that the infection is now draining. The problem is that allowing an abscess to rupture is usually not complete and adequate drainage. A physician should examine you to make sure further surgical drainage is not needed, and it is likely that you would benefit from an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a burst abscess on my bottom by my anus, it's very painful.How long will it take to heal?

If you have: Further purulent material and it feels like the abscess is still there after surgical treatment - please advise surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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My abscess burst today. I am on antibiotics. How long does it take for the pus to drain? I am currently trying to absorb with tissues but still coming

Needs to drain: Hi. You cannot cure an abscess with antibiotics alone. The abscess needs to be incised and drained. Try to gently manipulate the abscess to encourage drainage. Now the antibiotics can do their job! Good luck! ...Read more

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Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

Abscess inside my gum burst, what to do?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and have the appropriate treatment provided. Without identifying the cause and having the correct treatment, the abscess will likely recur and could result in a more serious problem. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an abscess on the throat burst?

Throat abscess: You really need someone to look at this. The throat is a difficult place to evaluate, even as a practitioner. It is even more difficult for a person to look in their own throat. Get it checked by your primary practitioner or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Depends: Depending how large the abcess was and what procedures needed to be done it may continue to ooze some blood. However, frank bleeding is not nornal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have buttocks abscess, the problem is its appear every 7 days to 2 month for 24-36 hours and gone (burst its self), its painful to sit or sleep?

See your doctor for: antibiotic treatment & referral to a surgeon who will drain the abscess & likely pack it with gauze to keep it open & draining. Although it may be from a different bacterium if it's close to your anus, Staphylococcus is the germ that usually causes skin abscesses. If not fully treated, a few "staph" bacteria remain & cause recurrence. ...Read more